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Our clients say…

“The Mobius Network was able to help me out with a tech support issue late on a Saturday evening. I appreciate the rapid response, clear instructions and options provided to get me back to work quickly!”

Bonnie Low, Owner
Greenleaf Project Management

"The Mobius Network offers technical, yet simple, solutions to enhance organizational operations. Their assistance with development and implementation of a new system has increased our efficiencies, which is invaluable to a non-profit with limited resources."

Executive Director
California Resource Recovery Association

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California Capital Presentations

California Capital Workshop and Course Resources


Working with Local Government
Capitol Region Technology Industry Day
Presenter: Bob Hollis
October 12, 2017

Working with Local Government

League of Cities

Institute for Local Government

California Department of Education

California Special District Association

California State Association of Counties

California Association of Joint Powers Authorities


Open Source Software
Presenter: Bob Hollis
October 22, 2015
February 16, 2016


Cyber Security and Online Privacy
Presenter: Bob Hollis
April 22, 2016


Bob Hollis Updated Cybersecurity Presentation – April 6, 2017

How to Encrypt a Mac Hard Drive

How to Encrypt a PC Hard Drive


How to Encrypt an Android, iPad or iPhone

DuckDuckGo – Private Browsing

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Akamai Q1 2016 State of the Internet Security Report

Free Antivirus Software

AVG Free Antivirus Software

Have you been Pwned? Check your email address to see if it has been exposed due to a platform hack.

Have I Been Pwned?


California Capital
Web Development Series
May 19 – July 20, 2017

Course Outline and Session Description

California Capital Presents – Web Development for Small Businesses

Instructor: Bob Hollis, Principal, The Mobius Network

Instructor Bio


Course Description

This course will start from scratch and demonstrate how to create a website in WordPress that can be used for E-Commerce, Publishing, Marketing, Non-profit work, or any other function that might be useful for a business, non-profit organization, or individual professional or hobbyist.  Topics covered will include domain registration and hosting, site security, WordPress configuration, themes, plugins for a wide variety of site features, search engine optimization, and integration with social media.  The course will take place over six sessions at California Capital Business Resource Center in Sacramento and via Webinar for those who can’t attend in person.  Registering for any webinar session will automatically register attendees for all following webinar sessions in the series.

Session Dates

May 19, 2017 – Friday, 1:00-3:00pm

Session 1 of 6 – Class Orientation and Introduction to WordPress

Class orientation and introduction to WordPress including selecting and registering a domain and setting up hosting for WordPress and email with an introduction to Linux hosting and cpanel.

Session 1 Recording

May 25, 2017 – Thursday, 1:00-3:00pm

Session 2 of 6 – Installation of WordPress Plugins

Installation of WordPress plugins to add site features including Security, Backups, Search Engine Optimization, Slideshows, Photo Galleries, eCommerce, Google Analytics, Maps, Video, Utilities, and other features and functions as requested in the classroom.

Session 2 Recording

Session Resources:

Historical Content Management System (CMS) Usage Trends

CMS Usage Statistics

June 7, 2017 – Wednesday, 1:00-3:00pm

Session 3 of 6 – Introduction to Theme Design

This session will cover theme design and configuration of all plugins installed in session 2.  Will include page and post creation and media optimization using GIMP or Photoshop in addition to theme design options for a variety of site types. Will review traditional and contemporary design concepts including basic grid layouts and full-width vertical parallax design. Will include an introduction to branding, style guides, and 3rd party tools such as Kuler, Theme Design Software, BuiltWith, Developer Tools, Firebug, digital color meters, and color contrast analyzers.   Compliance requirements including ADA, Section 508 Compliance, COPPA, and digital storage of government documents will also be reviewed.  

Session 3 Recording


Session Resources:

Federal ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Section 508 Compliance

FTC Tips: COPPA – Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

SB 272 – Catalog of Enterprise Systems – Effective July 1, 2016

Akamai State of the Internet Report Q1 2016

Theme Design Elements

June 22, 2017 – Thursday, 1:00-3:00pm

Session 4 of 6 – Website Monetization

This session will cover website monetization using a variety of techniques including direct sales and advertising, e-commerce, digital downloads, online courses, Youtube, content paywalls, memberships, and a range of affiliate advertising programs such as Amazon, eBay, LinkShare, Google AdSense and Job Boards.  Will include an introduction to 3rd party tools to benchmark site security and performance and an introduction to setting up an affiliate program that allows other digital publishers to earn commissions by referring paying customers to your sites.

Session 4 Recording

Session Resources

July 6, 2017 – Wednesday, 1:00-3:00pm

Session 5 of 6 – Website Social Media Integration

Website social media integration including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, WordPress Blogs, RSS, Youtube, Google+, Newsletters, and propagation tools covering more than 50 additional Social Media platforms.

Session 5 Recording


Session Resources

Social Media Integration – Bob Hollis

Facebook Advertising:


July 20, 2017 – Thursday, 1:00-3:00pm

Session 6 of 6 – Review and Q&A

This session will review sessions 1-5 and cover any other questions from participants.  Will demonstrate export of course site content for students to later import into their WordPress sites.


No prior knowledge of WordPress or web development is required.

Attendees can follow along in class and build their own site if they have a laptop, hosting, and a domain ready to go.

Attendees who would like to participate actively but are not prepared to launch their own site at this time will be offered an option to develop their class site on a Mobius Network WordPress multisite installation for the duration of the course. At the end of the course they can export the content they created for later import into their own WordPress site.

What will I get from this course?

Learn how to register a domain name and set up hosting

Learn how to install and configure WordPress

Learn how to configure, manage, and monitor site security

Learn Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques and Google Analytics

Learn basics of some popular WordPress plugins to add features

Learn how to change and customize themes

Learn how to set-up e-commerce

Learn website monetization techniques

Learn how to integrate social media into your website


Target Audience:  Small business owners, non-profits, consultants, people who want to create and manage their own websites.



Bob Hollis, The Mobius Network
[email protected]

California Capital

Sophia Kanaan, Program Coordinator
Women’s Business Center
California Capital Financial Development Corporation
1792 Tribute Rd., Suite 270
Sacramento, CA 95815
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