Monday, June 5, 2017

June 14 Workshop

For this workshop we expect to do the following:
  • Examine web based applications that that can poll members of a group for their opinions on various subjects
  • Answer any questions that attendees have about website design
  • After this we will join up with the All Things Mobile workshop & celebrate the end of the workshop season with some refreshments

Friday, April 7, 2017

May 10 workshop

For this workshop we will examine a cloud based app called Dropbox Paper.

Dropbox Paper is a web service intended for use by teams to collaborate on projects where team members contribute to a shared document as a project solution is developed. 

We believe that it could be an effective app for group collaboration when geographically dispersed groups are working on projects & need to communicate by sharing & editing content in a collaborative manner. We intend to take this app on a test ride & see if it meets our needs.

If you're attending, you might consider bringing a laptop or a mobile device so that we can test this app in a lab setting although bringing a device is strictly optional.

Dropbox Paper is also accessible by desktop & mobile devices.

Also, please check the website calendar or the hotline (914-946-5511) on Wednesday in case of last minute cancellation.

Friday, March 31, 2017

April 12th Workshop

For this workshop we will copy all the website files & WordPress database files from an existing website & upload these files to another host. The goal being to move the website from the existing host to a new host. 

If there is time, we will examine the free version of a cloud based app called HipChat. HipChat is a web service for internal private online chat and instant messaging. We believe that it could be an effective app for group collaboration when geographically dispersed groups are working on projects & need to communicate by sharing & editing content in a collaborative manner. We intend to take this app on a test ride & see if it meets our needs.

Also, please check the website calendar or the hotline (914-946-5511) on Wednesday in case of last minute cancellation.

Friday, February 24, 2017

March 8th Workshop


Continuing to update a website to make it mobile-friendly. mobile-friendly website is one that displays a webpage in an easier to read format on hand-held devices such as smartphones & tablets. So there is less need to pinch, zoom & swipe when looking at the website.

Also, please check the website calendar or the hotline on Wednesday in case of bad weather.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

February 8th Workshop

We will be updating a website to make it mobile-friendly. mobile-friendly website is one that displays a webpage in an easier to read format on hand-held devices such as smartphones & tablets. So there is less need to pinch, zoom & swipe when looking at the website.

Also, please check the website calendar or the hotline on Wednesday in case of bad weather.




Thursday, December 22, 2016

January 11 workshop

We will begin this workshop with a discussion of the various parts of a URL - informally termed a web address. This will also include a discussion of: top level domains, sub-domains, second level domains, sub-folders, page & page extensions. 

We tend to throw these terms around - so in the first part of this workshop we will attempt to become more precise in their correct meaning. 

We will examine a Weebly version of our club site wpcug.weebly.com -- & consider using it for the for PC Renew website.

We will demonstrate building a quickie website using Google Sites

Saturday, December 3, 2016

December 14 workshop

For December's workshop, we will build a WordPress website for our own Tom Osbeck. Tom has an idea that would help neighborhoods to bring more safety, better connectivity and cooperation with each other for various tasks. He believes that a website is the ideal vehicle to provide the support tools, education and training to make this possible.

Join us as we translate Tom's idea into a website to achieve his goals. We will start with just his objectives & a bare-bones WordPress site & begin to build what he's looking for. For directions click here.