We are a community of people in web-related professions including designers, developers, SEO specialists, social networking consultants, usability experts, content developers and marketing consultants. Many of us are sole proprietors with a specific niche in design or technology, while others are "generalists," sampling and mastering a broad range of interactive tools. We seek to support, inspire, educate and collaborate. People of all levels of expertise and interest are welcome as we explore the many tools available to web professionals.
Chicago Web Professionals Meetup Group
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Wed, 10 Oct 2012, 00:00 - 03:00 in Evanston, United States
Our thanks to Jeff Cogswell for presenting in September! I missed out but understand the jQuery goodies were well worth the evening.Join us Tuesday October 9 when Liz Shickles from Artisan will share her insights into the web/tech industry in Chicago. Liz regularly provides staffing for some of the biggest players in the tech sector in Chicago through Artisan. Liz will talk about the structure of agencies providing robust web service and how she staffs them.
Wed, 15 Aug 2012, 00:00 - 03:00 in Evanston, United States
A big thank you to Carolyn Chandler from Manifest Digital (and Code Academy), for her thorough presentation, "From Print to Digital." Registration for the fall session at Code Academy is open now until August 12. us Tuesday, August 14, 7PM for a presentation on mobile user experience by Nicholas Parades. Nicholas Paredes, User Experience Manager-Mobile for W.W.
Wed, 11 Jul 2012, 00:00 - 03:00 in Evanston, United States
Many thanks to Paul Everton who provided an insightful look into his work with Yapmo and creating, managing and nurturing a mobile startup.In July, join us for Carolyn Chandler's presentation, "From Print to Digital." Carolyn writes:Designers working in print learn valuable skills in brand presentation, tone, visual hierarchy and layout. But how do these principles apply to digital design?
Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 00:00 - 03:00 in Evanston, United States
A big thank you to those who participated in the Wordpress Hackathon, May 19 and all of the sessions that lead up to it! Special thanks to the Chicago Web Pro. members, Jeff McNear, Becky Davis and Steve Starr (okay, I'm writing this...) who helped spearhead this effort. As far as service projects go, this was a great success and will be an ongoing asset for the beneficiary, Chicago Creative Coalition (C3)
18-19 Apr 2012 in Evanston, United States
A big thank you to Dave Rodman for his stellar presentation on jQuery basics in March!Our April meeting will be Wednesday, April 18, 7PM at coLab Evanston, 900 Chicago Ave., Suite 104, Evanston. If you have been participating in the Wordpress Hackathon, this is Part 3 of the 4 part process.
Wed, 14 Mar 2012, 00:00 - 02:00 in Evanston, United States
Wed, 15 Feb 2012, 01:00 - 03:00 in Evanston, United States
Thanks to Shay Howe for providing a fantastic whirlwind presentation on HTML5 & CSS3 in January.For our February meetup (and since it is being held on Valentine's Day), we'll be taking about the love we have for our clients. We'll be changing the format for this particular meetup, with a round-table discussion, involvoing and engaging all attendees. Topics for discussion will include (but are not limited to): *Maintaining your sanity with "crazy" clients
Wed, 11 Jan 2012, 01:00 - 03:00 in Evanston, United States
It was great to see everyone at the holiday dinner!Our presenter for January is Shay Howe, a User Interface Engineer at Groupon and front end developer extraordinaire. We are very excited to have him present for us.HTML5 and CSS3 are paving a new frontier in front-end design and development. We now have the ability to develop more semantic code and styles quicker than ever.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011, 01:00 - 03:00 in Evanston, United States
A big shout out to Pat Shiplett and John Mahady for their November presentations. We were entertained and delighted by Pat's ourconstitutionalrights.com and energized and excited by John's grasp of mobile for Android.Join us in celebrating the holidays, a successful end to 2011 and another year for the Chicago Web Professionals! We'll meet Tuesday, December 13, 7PM at Gullivers, 2727 West Howard Street, Chicago for a relaxed sit-down dinner for any and all comers.
Wed, 12 Oct 2011, 00:00 - 02:00 in Evanston, United States
You built it; is any one coming to your website? Are people successfully completing the tasks/goals? Is the website successful in meeting/exceeding the businesses/organizations goals?Many times, once a website is launched, that's it. Many times, these websites fail at meeting their intended goals. Find out how to gain insight into what's happening with your website, through website analytics, A/B Split testing, memory/navigational tasks and usability tests.
Wed, 14 Sep 2011, 00:00 - 02:00 in Evanston, United States
Web typography has been largely ignored in the past because of the restrictions of having to use the same 8 "web safe" fonts all the time. In the last few years that has changed dramatically. Many fonts are now available from a variety of sources, making typography a must know skill for any web designer.Join us as Steve Starr gives us a brief history on Typography and how it can affect and enhance your designs.
Wed, 13 Apr 2011, 00:00 - 02:00 in Evanston, United States
A big thank you to Biagio Bucaro for his March presentation on Cyberlaw. We learned a lot about contracts and how to recognize when billable time is flying out the window!Join us April 12 when William Melody will present "Learning to Understand and Love Stylesheets and Web Design by Looking Beyond Plain CSS: An Introduction to CSS Frameworks and Preprosessors." Learn how to easily design for the web without getting stuck on weird browser quirks or stumbling over CSS’s shortcomings.
Wed, 9 Mar 2011, 01:00 - 03:00 in Evanston, United States
Thank you to Tim Palac for our February deep dive into Wordpress. His enthusiastic look at programming and the unique work method he uses provided additional insight for those of us using Wordpress.Join us on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 7PM when Biagio Bucaro, JD from the Law Office of Biagio Bucaro LLC will present "Cyberlaw for Web Designers and Developers." Biagio will provide a high level overview of the following relevant areas impacting web designers and developers
Wed, 9 Feb 2011, 01:00 - 03:00 in Evanston, United States
Many thanks to Jon Buda for his great presentation on "Responsive Design" and all the brave souls that came out on a snowy Tuesday January evening to learn about some best practices for applying your design scheme to mobile devices.Last fall, we had a show of hands for "who would like another session on Wordpress" with an enthusiastic show of hands. So, finally, in response.