Upcoming Meetings:


Jun07

Google Tools for Productive Collaboration June 7th - with JilMac

Google Tools for Productive Collaboration June 7th - with JilMac

JilMac is a self proclaimed "Google Girl".  When she was in the Marlboro Masters Program for Internet Engineering in 2002, her professor periodically would share "Google: the 8th wonder of the world" and analyze what Google was able to accomplish.  Jil has been studying, using, and incorporating Google tools at every opportunity since.
Anyone wishing to participate in the Workshop needs to bring their laptop, gMail login and be comfortable in the Google environment.  All are welcome to the presentation.

JilMac's 2 hour workshop on "Using Google Tools for Productive Collaboration", will include:

·        Creating a Google Site - we start here because it is the way your ORGANIZE your Google Presence

·        incorporating Google Calendar, combining calendars on a Google Web Page, Creating multiple views.

·        Docs (similar to Word 2003)

·        Sheets (Spreadsheets similar to Excel 2003)

·        Forms  (Collect data and store data in a Google Sheet)

·        Slides (Presentation similar to PowerPoint 2003_

·        YouTube

·        Google+ Albums   and  Photo Editors

·        and more.

More detail about JilMac's Google Training can be found on her website:  JilMac.com  >  Workshops & Classes > WRCC > Collaboration

JilMac's full Bio:  https://sites.google.com/site/jilmactraining/jil_macmenamin

May03

Learn How To Create Custom Branded Icons with Canva and Illustrator

Learn How To Create Custom Branded Icons with Canva and Illustrator

Laura will give us a quick tour of the free online tool Canva,  demonstrating how you can create your own branded icons for your website or social media posts.

Laura will also teach us how we can create and customize our own icons using Adobe Illustrator.
The discussion will include…

  • Resources for free and purchased icons
  • Tips for drawing or customizing stock icons
  • Using the color palettes
  • Learning some of the basic Illustrator tools
  • Creating outlines
  • Saving options for both web and print.


Laura is a Graphic Designer, Brand Stylist and Digital Marketer, managing her own small design and marketing firm for over 20 years, working with the clients to create brands; including logos, concepts, layouts, and designs. Her clients include the Dartmouth Hitchcock Alliance and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in both Keene, and Lebanon, New Hampshire. She has created print media marketing materials such as department brochures, annual reports, and advertising campaigns for many clients over the years, she is currently working mostly on the web. Ms. Briedis has taught for over 10 years as adjunct professor at Keene State College, teaching Graphic Design courses including Fundamentals of Graphic Design, and Technology Workshop.

Apr05

How to Hook Your Ideal Client and Use Style Tiles to Wow Them

How to Hook Your Ideal Client and Use Style Tiles to Wow Them

A challenging part of being a business owner, freelancer, or entrepreneur is attracting clients you actually want to work with. Learn to increase the odds of hooking your ideal client with concepts and processes that develop strong working relationships with your clients:

•    Learn how to start with your WHY to grab clients and initiate a conversation.
•    Use your website to ATTRACT your ideal client.
•    Have a better design process with tools that REALLY let you know your clients.
•    Discover STYLE TILES to build a good efficient design process.
•    Create CLIENT BOOKS to keep projects organized and moving forward.

Cara Nelson, founder of Swift Trek (swifttrek.com), is a visual problem solver who helps small-medium size businesses learn how to do business online. Her design and marketing expertise comes from 25-years of creating print and web-based products for the consumer audiences for such companies as NYNEX, and Verizon. Her two Master degrees from Marlboro College Graduate School, Internet Strategy Management, and a second in Information Technologies provide the tools to fine-tune business processes, as well as design and build engaging user experiences.

This event will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Tuesday April 5th, 2016, at Marlboro College Graduate Center, 2nd Floor, 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro, VT. There is no fee for attendance. All are welcome to attend. For more info contact Marjorie Ray This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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