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Our Next Event

Our Future

June 11, 2002
This month, instead of a featured guest speaker, the SCWD Board of Directors is holding an open meeting to discuss the SIG's future. Our mission is to provide a forum to learn about Web development and be a fun social networking environment for Web developers at all career stages. We have recently developed an online job board for our members, and are currently exploring other ways to enhance membership benefits. Sonoma County Web Developers is a volunteer-run organization. This event is a great opportunity for those interested in becoming more involved. The more volunteers who come on board, the faster we can meet our goals for improvement.
Find out how you can help put Sonoma County on the national map as one of the best places for Internet professionals to work and live, and as one of the best places for businesses to find solutions to their Internet-related development needs. Hopefully we will see you at this meeting and we look forward to your valued input!
On Tuesday, July 9 we will resume our regular meeting on the second Tuesday of the month with a featured guest speaker. Details still to come.

Our Next Event

WorkPlace has launched!

April 9, 2002
Announcing WorkPlace, an online job resource for Web professionals. Look here for your next project, for professional assistance on current projects, or to find employees or contractors to bring your Web projects to life.
Free registration for developers who are WebSIG members!

Our Previous Event

Effective Site Search with Avi Rappoport

May 2002
Avi Rappaport shared her knowledge on effective site search, "Site Search That Doesn't Stink", a talk that she gave at InternetWorld.
As a Web developer you make Web pages come alive using back end wizardry, clever copy, impressive animation, and top-notch graphics. You put a lot of work into your site. But the content is not the only issue: to have value, your site must have good navigation and be accessible. But do you know all that you really need to know to optimize these pages for a search engine? Have you really studied all the nuances that will help the pages be seen when a search is performed? Have you found a need to have a site search for local information (not web wide search or vertical portal)? What do you really know about search engines? A bit? Maybe a little more? We were further educated in the deeper aspects of information architecture, and user experience, -the way of search engines.
To learn more, visit Avi's Web site, "Search Tools for Web Sites and Intranets".
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