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Past Meetings - Web Development SIG


We are very proud that there has been an active web related SIG since the late 1990's.  Here are some of our past meetings.

  • Web Development SIG - Open Source Content Management Systems: Joomla! & Drupal
    Saturday, 4/18/2009
Drupal (drupal.org) and Joomla! (www.joomla.org) are both free, open source content management systems which allow individuals to build websites, manage online content, and offer an array of online applications. Both use PHP programming language and can use the MySQL database. Learn about Open Source Content Management Systems and the advantages of both Joomla! and Drupal at our Saturday, April 18, 2009, meeting.

Jeff Schuler (www.jeffschuler.net), the creator of the Drupal Cleveland (http://drupalcleveland.info/) website for Drupal users and developers in Cleveland, will speak on Drupal's features.

Presenting on Joomla! is Bryan Salva, Lead Designer and Owner of BSalva.com Web Management, who led the presentation on Open Source Content Management Systems at last year's Cleveland Software Freedom Day.

  • Fireworks Interactive Prototypes
    Saturday, 3/21/2009


    Learn how to use Adobe Fireworks CS4 software to rapidly create interactive website prototypes. Creating interactive prototypes offers the opportunity to test a website mock-up while still in the development stage. This is particularly helpful for customer demonstrations.

  • Using Social Networking To Drive Traffic To Your Website
    Saturday, 2/21/2009


    In this session, discover how to effectively use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn to fuel traffic to your online channels of business. What does it take to harness the power of these interactive tools? How much time does it take? Why should I bother with them?

    Marc Majers is the Manager of Web Development at the Cleveland Institute of Art. His skill set is centered on the desire to keep learning. He is a blogger, teacher, emcee, musician, and award-winning web professional. His more than ten years of digital design experience focuses on web strategy, user-centered design, usability testing, and new media.

  • MySQL Database Session
    Saturday, 1/24/2009

    PLEASE NOTE DATE: We will be meeting the fourth Saturday (January 24th) at our normal location and time (10:30 A.M.). Next month we will return to the 3rd Saturday (February 21st).


    MySQL has become the world's most popular open source database because of its consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use. It's used on every continent (yes, even Antarctica!) by individual Web developers as well as many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems and packaged software.

    In this session, we will begin with an overview of MySQL and discuss the features and functionality that compel organizations, including industry leaders such as Yahoo!, Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, YouTube, and Zappos.com, to adopt MySQL. In addition, we'll cover what you need to start implementing MySQL, including installation, management and support.

  • .Net’s Membership and Role Providers
    Saturday, 12/20/2008


    We started 2008 at our January meeting by learning a Simple ASP.NET Password process. Now, for our December 20, 2008, meeting we will end the year by learning about a more sophisticated .Net authentication system.

    .Net Membership and Role Provider classes are Microsoft's built-in classes for managing user authentication and role management. We will see a demonstration of how to use the wizard which sets up the system, including building a SQL database for membership and creating password management code. We will also learn about setting up custom membership and role manager to work with our existing Active Directory Authentication and database roles. The demonstration will include how to use roles to hide or show menu items as well as control page access.

  • Website Usability
    Saturday, 11/15/2008


    At our November meeting, we will be looking at usability in the context of e-commerce websites. Aaron Rosenberg, User Experience Analyst at American Greetings, will start with a brief introduction of User Experience and how it fits into the development process. He will then speak specifically with regard to tracking and understanding user needs and building them into the design of websites.

  • Software Freedom Day Cleveland
    Monday, 10/27/2008
    between 10am and 4pm
    The Web Development SIG is listed as a partner for this event. Go to the Software Freedom Day Cleveland event web page for agenda, speakers, and location information at: www.softwarefreedomday-cleveland.org

    Software Freedom Day Cleveland - October 27, 2008

  • Accessibility - The Right Thing to Do
    Saturday, 9/20/2008


    Please join us at our September meeting where we will review best practices of accessibility from Jeremy Sydik’s book Design Accessible Web Sites: 36 Keys to Creating Content for All Audiences and Platforms.

    Attendees to this meeting are requested to examples to share with the group of what they are doing in regard to accessibility.

  • -- NO AUGUST MEETING --
    Saturday, 8/16/2008


  • -- NO JULY MEETING --
    Saturday, 7/19/2008


  • Mashups &
    Easy Ways to Make Flash

    Saturday, 6/21/2008


    Mashups

    What’s a Mashup? From Wikipedia “ In technology, a mashup is a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool; an example is the use of cartographic data from Google Maps to add location information to real-estate data, thereby creating a new and distinct web service that was not originally provided by either source. Mashup originally referred to the practice in pop music (notably hip-hop) of producing a new song by mixing two or more existing pieces.”

    We will look at a couple mashups that others have built using Google Maps. Then we will look at Microsoft’s Popfly http://www.popfly.com/ which is a web based tool for creating your own mashups.

    Easy Ways to Make Flash

    Until recently, it was very complicated to make Flash files. Not anymore. We will look at Sprout http://sproutbuilder.com/ and iSpring http://www.ispringsolutions.com/ where almost anyone can make Flash files.

    Sprout is a free web based tool for making Flash files. We will show how you can combine a variety of content into a flash widget that you can post and share with others. We will talk about a key feature of Sprout, which is viral marketing.

    You can convert your PowerPoint presentations into Flash files for posting on the web. iSpring Pro 3 from iSpring lets you convert your PPT files and enchance them.

    Group member Jim Evans will be making the presentation on Mashups and Flash Creation.

  • Silverlight
    Saturday, 4/19/2008

    We will be returning to our normal meeting location:

    Barudan America
    29500 Fountain Parkway
    Solon, OH 44139-4350


    Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Brian Gorbett will present the exciting new developments of Microsoft's Silverlight. Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.

  • Flash Video Development
    Saturday, 3/15/2008

    Last minute change
    Special Meeting Location - Notre Dame College

    This Saturday meeting will take place at the following location:

    The Great Room
    East End of the Third Floor of the Administration Building
    Notre Dame College - www.NotreDameCollege.edu

    4545 College Road
    South Euclid, Ohio 44121-4293
    Use elevator on the west end of the building to get to the third floor.

    From I-271: Exit at Brainard Road/Cedar Road (#32); take Cedar Rd. west to Green Rd. Turn right onto Green Road (North). Take Green Road to College Road (four short blocks). Turn Right onto College Road. The entrance to Notre Dame will be on the left.

    Go to www.notredamecollege.edu/about_ndc/map2.html for campus map (see building #1 on Flash map - Administration Building) and driving directions (try the "map it" form on the Google map). Parking is free.

    We have invited Chris Rennison back to present more on Flash Video Development. Topics will include:

    • Principles of Good Video Recording
    • Frame Rate and Sample Rate
    • Popular Video File Types for Import and Export
    • Basic Video Editing
    • Implementation of Video on the Web

  • WebPlus
    and
    If It's for Free, It's for Me!

    Saturday, 2/16/2008

    Special Meeting Location - Notre Dame College

    This Saturday meeting will take place at the following location:

    The Great Room
    East End of the Third Floor of the Administration Building
    Notre Dame College - www.NotreDameCollege.edu

    4545 College Road
    South Euclid, Ohio 44121-4293
    Use elevator on the west end of the building to get to the third floor.

    From I-271: Exit at Brainard Road/Cedar Road (#32); take Cedar Rd. west to Green Rd. Turn right onto Green Road (North). Take Green Road to College Road (four short blocks). Turn Right onto College Road. The entrance to Notre Dame will be on the left.

    Go to www.notredamecollege.edu/about_ndc/map2.html for campus map (see building #1 on Flash map - Administration Building) and driving directions (try the "map it" form on the Google map). Parking is free.

    WebPlus advertises that it is an affordable, easy-to-use Web designer software, and that it can create professional websites for a fraction of the cost of other web design programs. WebPlus allows the experienced user to directly edit the HTML code associated with the objects it creates, and to add your own separate HTML pages. For beginners, "anyone can create a stylish website in minutes." Come to the February 16th Web Development SIG meeting for Dan Kozminski's presention on WebPlus (www.serif.com/webplus/webplus9/).

    We will also be looking at free web development software in the "If It's for Free, It's for Me!," section of the meeting. Several free resources for HTML development, graphic software, and other web-related tools will be presented. Web Development SIG Members are encouraged to share the free and low-cost web development resources that they use.

  • Audio-Visual Additions
    Saturday, 12/15/2007

    Special Meeting Location - Notre Dame College

    This Saturday meeting will take place at the following location:

    The Great Room
    East End of the Third Floor of the Administration Building
    Notre Dame College - www.NotreDameCollege.edu

    4545 College Road
    South Euclid, Ohio 44121-4293
    Use elevator on the west end of the building to get to the third floor.

    From I-271: Exit at Brainard Road/Cedar Road (#32); take Cedar Rd. west to Green Rd. Turn right onto Green Road (North). Take Green Road to College Road (four short blocks). Turn Right onto College Road. The entrance to Notre Dame will be on the left.

    Go to www.notredamecollege.edu/about_ndc/map2.html for campus map (see building #1 on Flash map - Administration Building) and driving directions (try the "map it" form on the Google map). Parking is free.

    Chris Rennison will give a presentation on adding audio and video to your website.

    • Principles of Good Audio Recording
    • Analogue to Digital/Digital to Analogue (AD/DA) Conversion
    • Bit Depth and Sample Rate
    • Popular Audio File Types for Import and Export
    • Basic Audio Editing
    • Implementation of Audio on the Web

    • Principles of Good Video Recording
    • Frame Rate and Sample Rate
    • Popular Video File Types for Import and Export
    • Basic Video Editing
    • Implementation of Video on the Web

  • Dynamic DotNetNuke
    Saturday, 11/17/2007


    Web Development SIG member Ron Black will show how to maintain a website using DotNetNuke www.dotnetnuke.com. DotNetNuke is an open-source web application framework, ideal for creating, deploying, and managing interactive web, intranet, and extranet sites. DotNetNuke is designed for use on the Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 platform.

  • How to Build a Shopping Cart
    Saturday, 9/15/2007


    Please join us at the September meeting to learn how to use WebAssist's eCommerce product to add a Shopping Cart to your website.

  • Introduction to the WebAssist Super Suite of Dreamweaver Extensions
    Saturday, 8/18/2007


    See the entire WebAssist line of really cool Dreamweaver Extensions for ASP and PHP. Special emphasis on the shopping cart, payment, and data assist extensions.

    WebAssist's Super Suite includes a wide variety of reasonably priced, excellent extensions for Dreamweaver that give Web Developers easy access to a variety of advanced capabilities, including a shopping cart, a security toolkit, a database toolkit, a search database toolkit, a site import tool, a beautiful photo gallery, a file upload tool for your website, and much more.

    For a preview, see
    www.webassist.com/professional/products/productdetails.asp?PID=110. Each of these extensions can be bought separately or in a number of convenient packages.

  • -- NO JULY MEETING --
    Saturday, 7/21/2007


  • Expression Web vs Dreamweaver
    Saturday, 6/16/2007


    In June we will discuss and explore briefly the recent Microsoft release of Expression Web, replacement for FrontPage. There are claims that many of the shortcomings of Frontpage have been corrected with this new software oriented toward professional applications. Adobe Dreamweaver experts in our group will be asked to offer comments and opinions.

  • Database Driven Website using ColdFusion and MySql
    Saturday, 4/21/2007


    At our April meeting, Bharat Patel of www.pujanand.com will do a presentation of how to build a database driven website using ColdFusion and MySql.

  • An Introduction To Database-Driven Websites
    Saturday, 3/17/2007

    We have returned to our regular meeting location at Barudan America in Solon.


    We will be exploring an introductory tutorial on using Adobe Dreamweaver to build a database-driven website.

  • Mighty Miscellaneous Meeting (3M)
    Saturday, 1/20/2007
    Regular Time: 10:30AM–12:00PM

    Special Meeting Location - Notre Dame College

    The Saturday, January 20th, meeting will take place at the following location:

    The Great Room
    (East End of the Third Floor of the Administration Building)
    Notre Dame College - www.NotreDameCollege.edu

    4545 College Road
    South Euclid, Ohio 44121-4293

    From I-271: Exit at Brainard Road/Cedar Road (#32); take Cedar Rd. west to Green Rd. Turn right onto Green Road (North). Take Green Road to College Road (four short blocks). Turn Right onto College Road. The entrance to Notre Dame will be on the left.

    Go to www.notredamecollege.edu/about_ndc/map2.html for campus map (see building #1 on Flash map - Administration Building) and driving directions (try the "map it" form on the Google map). Parking is free & coffee can be purchased at the Library's Falcon Cafe.

    HAPPY 2007 - One year since SIG restart. We will cover an array of miscellaneous topics suggested in 2006. Details will be added here as they are confirmed.

    • What is a robot.txt file? What does a robot.txt file do and how do I make one?
    • What software can “grab” video from a web page?
    • What is one option for a free domain name and web hosting?
    • What is captcha and how do you use it?
    • What is a Server-Side Include and how do you create one?

  • Jacqueline Lum on Adobe Flash: Part 2
    Saturday, 12/16/2006
    Regular Meeting time: 10:30AM–12:00PM
    Thank you Wendy Winans of www.BradyWorld.com for hosting this meeting!
    Jacqueline Lum of Lumination Technologies (www.luminationtech.com) will follow up her February 18, 2006, presentation on Adobe (formerly Macromedia) Flash by further exploring this product. Jacqueline Lum is a Macromedia Certified Professional.

  • Got Stats?
    Saturday, 11/18/2006


    "How To" use website traffic stats software to increase the effectiveness of your website.

    Here we go again, Jan Limpach of Keyphrase-Marketing.com a Cleveland Search Engine Marketing Firm will dazzle us with his antics and remove some of the mystery around all those numbers of yours. Ms. Wendy Winans of www.BradyWorld.com will share some of her personal experience on how to use/understand those numbers and links in an effort to improve one site through understanding who your audience is and where your traffic is coming from using website statistics software.

    If you have a website this is a gotta be there event.

  • The Best of the Web
    Saturday, 10/21/2006


    Web Development SIG Members should plan on bringing URLs of their favorite websites to review, along with sharing their own designs. Suggestions from WebPagesThatSuck.com will also be reviewed.

  • Cell Phone Web Site Design
    Saturday, 9/16/2006


    Cell phones, PDAs, and pocket-sized computers, oh, my! How to design for the tiny screen.

  • CSS - Design Ideas and Tips and Tricks
    Saturday, 8/19/2006


    Past Web Development SIG Leader Bill Cohen-Kiraly (www.cohenkiraly.com) will lead a presentation on CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) Design Ideas and Tips and Tricks. Learn to improve your website design by maximizing your productive use of CSS.

  • “Summer Field Trip”
    Wednesday, 7/12/2006
    Special Time 6:30 p.m.
    Special Location
    Progressive Insurance
    6300 Wilson Mills Rd
    Mayfield, OH
    Click for Google Map & driving directions!
    On July 12th, a “Summer Field Trip” to Progressive Corporation is planned. We will tour the Progressive Usability Labs and hear an overview of website usability.

  • - No meeting in June -
    Saturday, 6/17/2006


  • “The Dark Side of the Web: Phishing Exposed"
    Saturday, 5/20/2006


    Part I: Reviewing Phishing Exposed: Uncover Secrets from the Dark Side

    Part II: More Web Q & A and "Pet Peeves about the Web"

  • Web Q & A and Tips and Tricks
    Saturday, 4/15/2006


    Have a question? Have a website design tip or trick? We will spend this meeting sharing ideas and solutions. Before the meeting, please email questions, tips, and tricks to the Web Development SIG Leaders.

  • "Buzzword" Session
    Saturday, 3/18/2006


    The world of website design is constantly changing and filled with buzzwords -- RSS - AJAX - Web Services - XML - XSLT. Join us on March 18th as we explore "the meaning behind the buzz!"

  • Jacqueline Lum on Macromedia Flash
    Saturday, 2/18/2006


    Jacqueline Lum of Lum + Associates ( www.jlum.com) will do a presentation on Macromedia Flash. Jacqueline Lum is a Macromedia Certified Professional.

  • How to add a search function to your own website
    Saturday, 1/21/2006


    This will be a special meeting as we restart the Web SIG with two topics:

    Atomz - FreeFind – PicoSearch - Verity - We will learn different options for adding a search function to your website.

    We will then discuss future Web SIG meeting topics. Please plan on attending -- we want input from our members.

  • Web Site Security
    Saturday, 5/21/2005


    Security expert Dave Minkler will be discussing security threats to your website, security threats to your business or your network through your website and general information about security and the Internet. This meeting will be of interest both to people hosting their own sites and people purchasing their hosting.

  • To Be Announced
    Saturday, 9/18/2004


  • Contact SIG leader to confirm meeting, topic
    Saturday, 7/17/2004


  • Contact SIG leader to confirm meeting, topic
    Saturday, 6/19/2004


  • Contact SIG leader to confirm meeting and topic.
    Saturday, 5/15/2004


  • Contact SIG leader to confirm meeting and topic.
    Saturday, 4/17/2004


  • Learn the real ins and outs of Adobe GoLive
    Saturday, 11/22/2003
    Note Special Date for this meeting!

    We have a special guest this month from Adobe to demonstrate that company's powerful Web Design suite of products, particularly GoLive.

    Adam Pratt is an Application Engineer at Adobe Systems and he's an Adobe Certified Expert in GoLive, Photoshop, LiveMotion, Illustrator, InDesign, PageMaker, and Acrobat. He joins us from Chicago where he's worked in print, multimedia, and web design for several publishers and web development companies. He also co-authored SAMS Teach Yourself GoLive 6 in 24 Hours.

  • Blogging For Fun And Profit
    Saturday, 10/18/2003


    The Web SIG's own writing maven, Barbara Payne, the ReallyGoodFreelanceWriter, has been using both personal and professional blogging to drive traffic to her site. She will tell us about her experiences and give us ideas on how to use this fast growing technique ourselves.

  • Devore Technologies' eNewsPress eNewsletter Marketing System
    Saturday, 9/20/2003


    Kevin Reilly is the Director of Project Management for DeVore Technologies. DeVore is an IT training and development company that has grown to serve most of the largest companies in NE Ohio over the last 12+ years.
    As was once wisely stated that "necessity is the mother of invention". This sentiment sums up the genesis of the eNewsPress 3.0 (eNP3). A few years ago a large client asked if DeVore could provide an internal email communications system that would allow division leaders to format and distribute technical information throughout the organization. The system needed to be efficient, and allow for content editing and archival of the "newsletters" on the company Intranet. Non-technical users needed the ability to create the HTML-based communications without coding knowledge through the use of their web browsers.
    DeVore delivered the product (version 1.0) to the client in the year 2K. Since that rendition, the system was upgraded to include more dynamic functionality (V2.0). The system was subsequently rolled out to more clients for use as an external communications and marketing tool.
    In 2002, we put the system through a comprehensive review, and decided to increase its functionality as a broad-based marketing tool. Version 3.0 was created. It included a new GUI, as well as proprietary mail handling technology that boasts a 95%+ delivery success rate. Due to it's opt-in format, eNP3 client's experience a lower than standard unsubscribe rate.
    More information on the eNP3 system can be found at http://www.enewspress.com.

  • Off for August Break
    Saturday, 8/16/2003


    No meeting in August, will return in September with a special meeting date and time on GoLive

  • Whats new with .Net
    Saturday, 7/19/2003


    In many ways,.Net offers some revolutionary changes in the way we all may be developing applications for the web. I don't yet know who I will have discuss this but its an important topic we should all be familiar with.

  • New Features of Dreamweaver MX
    Saturday, 6/21/2003


    I thought I knew Dreamweaver pretty well but in preparing for my Tech Talk presentation last month, I found many new amazing features to share with you. Even if you are not a Dreamweaver user, there is lots to learn from what they've done to the new product. (We will have an experienced GoLive Presenter in September.)

  • Attend the Tech Talks in Lieu of Regular Meeting
    Saturday, 5/17/2003


    The Tech Talks which will be held at Tri-C's Unified Technologies Center all day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. are featuring a Web Track. SIG Leader Bill Kiraly-Cohen will be giving the 90 minute seminar on Dreamweaver from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Don't miss it! Check www.techtalkseminars.org for additional information.

  • To Be Determined
    Saturday, 4/19/2003


    Topic is not nailed down yet but we have several good meetings coming up including introduction to .Net, the job market for Web Designers and Security Issues for Webmasters. Stay tuned to www.websigcleveland.org for latest information

  • To Be Determined
    Saturday, 3/15/2003


    See www.websigcleveland.org for most up-to-date information, or e-mail the Leader.

  • Preparing and Optimizing Graphics
    Saturday, 3/15/2003


    SIG Coordinator Bill Cohen-Kiraly and others will give some basics and optimization tricks for making your graphics look their best while keeping the size as small as practicable. Topics will include description of resampling and compression techniques, some of the many kinds of graphics available and demonstration of the several nice and relatively inexpensive software titles that may help you optimize your graphics.

  • To Be Determined
    Saturday, 2/15/2003


    To be determined. See www.websigcleveland.org for most up-to-date information.

  • e-Newsletter Tales from Real Life
    Saturday, 1/18/2003


    Linda Koco, e-Newsletter SIG Leader for GCPCUG and publisher of several successful newsletters will be our presenter. She will lead a panel of e-Newsletter enthusiasts and producers all of whom will let us know "what it takes" to publish a successful e-newsletter.

  • No Meeting In December
    Saturday, 12/21/2002


    No Meeting In December

  • Q&A Meeting
    Saturday, 11/16/2002
    10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    By member request, we'll be having a Q&A meeting for our November meeting. Bring your questions and other members quite likely will have answers. You can also forward your questions to the group by posting them on our message board at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/websigcleveland/messages. Anything we can't answer at the meeting, we'll assign for research. If you are an Internet Savant, this is a great meeting to show off at!

  • The Why, When, How, Where, What and Who of e-Books
    Saturday, 10/19/2002
    10:30am-12:00pm

    Chris King, author of two e-books and working on her third, will cover the ins and outs of e-books, including: why e-books; writing an e-book; formatting and compiling (i.e. transforming your information into an e-book); pricing your e-book; promotion, marketing and selling your e-book; and the plethora of useful resources that are at your fingertips.

  • The Best and the Worst of the Web
    Saturday, 9/21/2002
    10:30am-12:00pm

    September will be our annual best and worst of the Web. Send your choices to the yahoo group.

  • Adobe Acrobat for Web
    Saturday, 7/20/2002
    10:30am-12:00pm

    The July 20 meeting will be the much-requested Adobe Acrobat for Web, presented by Bill. If anyone else is Acrobat-savvy and wants to help present the meeting, drop me a line at wkiraly@cohenkiraly.com. Watch the email and the SIG web site to find out where this meeting will be held. It may or may not be at its normal location. Note: We will be taking a break in August. Back in September.
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