Upcoming Meetings:


Feb02

Adobe Illustrator with Bob Rondeau

Adobe Illustrator with Bob Rondeau

After many years as a traditionally trained print designer, Bob migrated to computers in the 80s and has traded in his markers and pens for the digital tools of Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and the various page building applications. He admits he only uses about one third the tool palette  and doesn’t stay upgraded but he has a comfortable working knowledge of how to create functional images, photos and type for presentation, print, and web.

Today Bob is “mostly retired” and is interested in passing on a few skills with a short Adobe Illustrator demo of basic pen skills, drawing/tracing silhouette paths, type design and page layout. Of this session, Bob says, “With the new role of the one stop graphic artist, we all spend too much time home alone - reinventing work-arounds. It would be best if this talk could evolve into a discussion with lots of participant experiences.”

This event will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Tuesday Febuary 2nd, 2016, at Marlboro College Graduate Center, 2nd Floor, 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro, VT. There is no fee for attendance. All are welcome to attend.

Dec01

Photography Workflow with Lee Germeroth

Photography Workflow with Lee Germeroth

Lee Germeroth, a professional photographer and owner of Lee Germeroth Photography, will do a photography workflow presentation, from shoot to delivery, at the NEAUG December 1st meeting. Lee will go over his extensive backup procedures, and Adobe Lightroom tips and tricks to simplify and speed up the workflow process. He will also leave time for a questions and answers, so bring all of your photography, Lightroom or Photoshop related questions.

Nov03

Drupal "Show and Tell"

Drupal

Joanne Patalano, a Drupal web developer for UMass Amherst, will do a Drupal "Show and Tell" at her presentation on November 3 using Acquia Dev Desktop. Participants may follow along.

Download and install Acquia Dev Desktop that includes Drupal, Apache, mySql, PHP and other components on your laptop. After installation, you will have a local Drupal site that you can learn on, develop, test and play with.

Learn more at https://docs.acquia.com/dev-desktop2.

This workshop will be held from 1:00 - 3:30 pm, Tuesday November 3, 2015, at Marlboro College Graduate Center, 2nd Floor, 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro, VT. There is no fee for attendance. All are welcome to attend.

Oct06

Jen Kramer Workshop Getting Started with Sass

Jen Kramer Workshop Getting Started with Sass

Jen KramerSass is a CSS preprocessor that enables designers and developers to write DRY (don't-repeat-yourself) code. Leveraging data structures like variables, if/else statements, functions, and loops, Sass enables CSS designers to create code that’s easier to follow and less repetitive.

In this workshop, Jen Kramer will teach you how to:

  • set up a typical file structure for working with Sass
  • work with a Sass compiler to create CSS the browser can understand
  • create variables, mixins, and more to keep code DRY
  • work with Sass’s built-in functions to manipulate color and make calculations
  • create a real-world website with Sass.

This workshop will be held from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Tuesday October 6, 2015, at Marlboro College Graduate Center, 2nd Floor, 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro, VT. There is no fee for attendance. All are welcome to attend.

Sep01

Links and Typography

LINKS ON THE WEB
with Howard Burrows


Web standards advocate, digital librarian, author Howard Burrows will extend Deborah Lee Luskin's Words on the Web talk from last spring to show how links matter, too. With some hands-on exercises, Howard will demonstrate how to build tension with links, how to support overviews and digression so as to capture and engage a larger variety of website visitors. We will explore principles of nonlinear writing (hypertext), and various issues in "mark up" and "document models", offering Five Rules of Hypertext to complement Luskin’s Five Rules for Short Writing. If time permits, he will explore "tag sets" and how they might they be used across audience sectors for Search Engine Optimization.
 
Howard holds a PhD in neuroscience and is working on a new web standard for science communication. He has authored a number of book indexes, articles on hypertext and hypermedia, and two articles suggesting possibilities for a new web economy.
 

A CRASH COURSE IN TYPOGRAPHY
with Laura Briedis

 

Exploring the basics of type, including typographic relationships between:

> Characters (letters)
> Words
> Sentences
> Paragraphs
> Pages

 


Rules and Terms every designer should know:

  • Categories of Fonts
  • The Principles of Combining Typefaces
  • Creating dynamic designs and visual hierarchy with type.
  • Open Type
  • Relating it all to Typography on The Web

Laura Hall Briedis helps clients grow their online business with social media marketing, visual content, branding, blogging and Wordpress.

This event will be held at 1 pm, Tuesday September 1, 2015, at Marlboro College Graduate Center, 2nd Floor, 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro, VT. There is no fee for attendance. All are welcome to attend.

Jun02

Lightning Talks

Local Web Professionals Share Tips and Tools

Lightning Talks

Heidi Stanclift, owner of 4Webinc., will introduce us to BugHerd and demonstrate how her team uses it to collaborate during website builds.
Gwen Ames (developer at 4Webinc) will be sharing 'tips and tricks' when coding for responsive design.
 

Barb Ackemann, owner of IrisLines, will be discussing “jumping ship” - tranferring content from Joomla to Wordpress, including articles, categories, and images.

Paragon Digital Marketing will be sharing on Social Media Marketing.

May05

Safe, Secure and Healthy Computing with Steve West

Fearless Computing

Safe, Secure and Healthy Computing with Steve West

With computers and gadgetry becoming increasingly central to operations for many individuals and businesses, the ways to keep users and data protected, secure and healthy must increase as well. From viruses and spyware to hackers, keyloggers, ransomware (terms you may not yet know) to dead hard drives and password problems (no, you can't do “password123” anymore!), there are many ways to find yourself weeping into your keyboard. This discussion will focus not only on ways to prevent data loss and secure vulnerabilities in software and internet access, but we will also spend time on ergonomics/computing posture and ways to keep yourself physically well while spending long hours in front of a computer. Some simple steps can help computer users to avoid some pretty painful scenarios and increase their knowledge of these machines we've come to rely upon so heavily.

Apr07

Words on the Web with Deborah Lee Luskin

Words on the Web with Deborah Lee Luskin

Author, blogger, pen-for-hire Deborah Lee Luskin will show you how every word on the web matters – and how to make yours count. With some hands-on exercises, Luskin will demonstrate tricks of diction, word order and concision so that you can make the most of the moment to grab your audience’s interest and inform them of your purpose.
Luskin holds a PhD in English Literature and has been teaching reading, writing and thinking for thirty years. She blogs at the New Hampshire Writers’ Network, at Living In Place, and at The Middle Ages. Luskin is a regular commentator for Vermont Public Radio, and is the author of the award winning novel, Into the Wilderness. Learn more at www.deborahleeluskin.com

Mar03

Media & Community with Photographer Evie Lovett

Media & Community with Photographer Evie Lovett

Evie Lovett is a photographer, artist and educator from Westminster West who describes her work as documentary portraiture.  She has photographed drag queens in Vermont; her own children; North American Indian Days on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana; the hospital in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda; Muslim Women in Paris, and more.  Her latest work uses digital media and encaustic to explore self, family, memory and history.  Her work can be seen at www.evielovett.com and http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/vision-voice/rainbow/.

Dec02

Social Media Basics with Laura Hall Briedis and Marjorie Ray

A Roundtable Presentation

Social Media Basics with Laura Hall Briedis and Marjorie Ray

Join Laura Hall Briedis and Marjorie Albrecht Ray, Co-Managers of the New England Abode User Group, for a roundtable presentation and discussion on Social Media Basics.  

A broad range of topics will be covered including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Linked-In, Instagram, Email Marketing and Blogging.  

Social Media is about content creation, connection and community.  93% of users expect a business to have an online presence, however social media is not free.  It takes people, technology and time, which are all limited resources.  Find out what the best social media strategy is for you.  Join the discussion and share your own tips and strategies with the group.  Feel free to send questions ahead of time to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This event will be held Tuesday December 2, 2014 from 1 - 4 pm at Marlboro College Graduate Center, 2nd Floor, 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro, VT. There is no fee for attendance.  All are welcome to attend.

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