Event Archives, 2002
The SIG meets once a month to discuss and learn about issues relevant to the Web development field. Meeting topics span the gamut of issues related to Web development, including Web design, programming, and business management.
Meetings are free for members. Join us in becoming a SIG member. Non-Member meeting entrance fee is $10.00 for professionals and $5.00 for students with valid student ID or class schedule. NBMA members also enjoy a $5.00 discount at these meetings.
May 14, 2002
Effective Site Search with Avi Rappoport
Avi Rappaport shared her knowledge on effective site search, "Site Search That
Doesn't Stink", a talk that she gave at InternetWorld.
April 9, 2002
Adobe Cancelled, So We Threw a Membership Party!
Adobe did a turn-around and left us in a lurch for the second part of the
Adobe presentation. They cancelled! So, as to not disappoint you, our
treasured and valued membership, we took this opportunity to
throw a party! The event was very informal, giving us the
opportunity to mingle and get to know each other. We started the evening
with some important Web SIG announcements, and then will fielded those gnawing
questions you've been dying to ask the Board. Some very, very exciting
events are coming this year, and we gave you a sneak peek as to what
they are. Speaking of the Board, this was a good opportunity for you to
come and say goodbye to our outgoing president Shenoa Lawrence and hello to
our new president, Marcy McNeil.
March 12, 2002
Get a Sneak Preview of Adobe Upgrades
In this first of a 2-part series, Alan Felgate of Adobe Systems, Inc. demonstrated what the new version of Illustrator, GoLive and LiveMotion have in store for us.
February 12, 2002
Independent Contractors: Business and Legal Issues
Corporate law specialist Austin Bosarge shares how to protect your business
Who owns YOUR work?
Copyright and other common issues (contracts, liability, taxes, incorporation, etcetera) for the independent contractor were addressed at this informative meeting. Anyone who is even considering "going solo" benefited from this presentation, as well as veterans who have experienced the unexpected along the way. Austin Bosarge, counsel to The Corporate Law Group, went over the basics of business and contract liability that all self-employed people must know to be successful. An extensive question and answer period followed the presentation. This meeting alone was worth the annual membership dues.
The Corporate Law Group focuses on corporate and individual property law as well as financial planning. Austin graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School and is licensed to practice in California. He is the former president and CEO of MagicHome, a Sausalito-based mortgage technology firm. Austin also holds a degree in electrical engineering and is an experienced computer engineer.
January 8, 2002
PHP: From Personal Home Page to Hypertext Preprocessor
Rasmus Lerdorf presented an outstanding introduction to PHP, a scripting language that now empowers more than 5 million Web sites.
PHP allows you to go one step beyond HTML. For example, if you need a database, PHP is a server side database. Rasmus tells us it is not a big step from HTML to PHP, though programming experience does make it much simpler. He refers PHP as being "HTML-centric," making it easier for common HTML programmers to understand.
PHP started out as a simple macro templet system, but after adding if-then statements people wanted more. So he added the while statement. Well, he tells us it was slippery slope after that.
A font engine was added to PHP, so imaging text with different fonts is now possible. PHP knows about true colors and alpha channels, can draw graphs, lines, bars, and pie charts (even in three dimensional format!). PHP can draw bezier curves and create Flash imagery on the fly.
To learn more about PHP, visit Rasmus' notes for this presentation at conf.php.net/scwd
We look forward to seeing you at our next event.
join us |
about us |