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How to Make a Website for Free

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From: Marshall Burns
To: 'Kenya friends'
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 17:40
Subject: Free class on making a free website

Dear friends.

      Come to a free class next Saturday to learn how to
      make a free Web site for your project or organization.


     During my short time in Kenya, I have met many people who are working on interesting projects for the betterment of their country and of Africa, but many of you do not have a website because you believe it costs money to have one. The fact is that there are a number of facilities available on the Internet that provide the ability to make and keep up a website for no cost at all, except the cost of connecting to the Internet while setting it up. Creating a website can provide you with better communication of your ideas and plans, attract participation and cooperation from other Kenyans and Africans, and attract support and cooperation from allies in other parts of the world.

      So am offering a class to anyone who is interested in how to create a website on the Internet for free.

      WARNING: Making websites is a technical operation. I will do what I can to make it as simple and easy to understand as possible, but you definitely need to be comfortable using a computer to do this. I will show you some tools that simplify the process, but I will also show you some more technical information that will give you more flexibility in what you do with your site. You might want to make sure that the person(s) from your project or organization who comes to this class is the one who is most familiar and comfortable working with computers and technical stuff.

      SECOND WARNING: I do not teach websites for a living and have never taught a class on it before. I will put together as much useful information as I can for this class, but it will definitely be imperfect in both content and delivery. I will do the best I can in the limited time available. There is a lot more information available in many places to help with your site. Please help each other learn and develop each otherís websites. Please DO NOT send me e-mails after the class asking for technical help with your site as I do not want to provide that technical support and will simply ignore such e-mails.

      RESTRICTIONS ON USE: There are no restrictions on your use of the information provided in this class. You are free to use the information to start your own business creating websites for other people. My only request is that you work in your own way for a brighter future for Kenya and for Africa.

      I am offering this class as a gift to the people of Kenya before I leave your beautiful country a few days later.


      Time: Saturday, March 10 at 1:30 pm.
      Location: Ufungamano House
           State House Road
           next to University of Nairobi's Mamlaka hall of residence
      Duration: Instruction about one hour. Additional one hour for questions.

      State House Road can be accessed from University Way at City Centre, then cross Uhuru Highway and turn right to walk up State House Road about one kilometre. Ufungamano House is a red brick building on left side of State House Road at the Mamlaka Road Junction.

      The room is reserved for up to 100 people. If more people than that show up, I donít know if you will be allowed to stand or sit on the floor, or if you will not be allowed into the room, so if this turns out to be popular, it might be a good idea to arrive early to get a spot.


      I would like to thank Charles Macharia for generously providing the room for this class.

Best regards,
Marshall Burns

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