April 17, 2008

April 19 Meeting Announcement

The next session of the PACS CSS Workshop will be this Saturday, April 19, at our usual 9-10 am hour. This month will be review a number of tools for web design.

I will review a couple of websites that I have found to be useful and show examples from those sites of creative ways to style forms and footers (really).

We will then talk about the concept of the “browser reset” and how that might get you started on the right foot at the very beginning of your site editing.

Finally, I will demo Adobe's application called Contribute. Contribute is an easy to use HTML editor that is also an effective site management utility. It lets a website manager can give individuals the right to edit certain portions of a site and thus off-load some of the mundane maintenance tasks required to keep a site updated.

I am still learning how to use these tools, so our meeting will be a work-in-progress kind of thing. It should be fun.

The rest of the day at PACS is going to be great. We do not have JavaScript this month, but Don Arrowsmith will be starting a PHP workshop in that 10-11 hour. We have done PHP in different groups at PACS, but this workshop will be specifically devoted to the subject.

Flash will take place at 11-12. And in the afternoon, Web Design will have a special guest from Microsoft talking about that company's Expression suite of design programs. FrontPage was a breakthrough program in its time, and Expression Web is its powerful successor.

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