Category Archives: web design

Sept 9: What is Adobe Muse?

Presenter Brandon Winston will walk us through Adobe Muse. Muse allows you to create websites without ever having to learn to code in HTML or CSS. Muse uses an intuitive user interface ideal for designers, along with native support for Adobe TypeKit, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other Adobe products. If you need to build a website but find the prospect of wading through code daunting, Adobe Muse can get you up and running in no time. During this session, Brandon will demonstrate the program by creating and deploying a new web page.

About the Presenter

Brandon is an Instructional Designer with MicroAssist in Austin. He is a native Texan but has only recently moved back after having lived in San Francisco for many years. He has an MA Ed. in Instructional Technology from San Francisco State University.

Date: Friday Sept 9, 2016
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m. Central Standard Time
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center (300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100) turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event

Feb. 12 – Bootstrap 3

Learn Bootstrap 3 which is a free easy-to-use framework that is used to create a mobile-first responsive design web site or app  that automatically scale to look great on all devices (e.g., phones, tablets and desktops). Bootstraps includes HTML and CSS templates for typography, form, navigation and other elements as well as optional JavaScript plug-ins. It supports mobile first methodology and it is compatible with all modern browsers.

About the Presenter

Cornelius Chopin is an Accessibility Specialist at the Texas Department for Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). He received an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) title in Photoshop, Flash, and Dreamweaver and teaches at night at several schools including the Art Institute of Austin. He completed his Master degree in Information Science and Learning Technologies (ISLT) from the Missouri University in December 2012 with emphasis on E-learning and Mobile Application development.
Date: Friday Feb 12, 2016
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100 (in the Wells Fargo building, across the street from the bus stop on E. Highland Mall Blvd). Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event

Working with images for responsive web design – June 14, 2013

Casandra Calo will explain how to create images for responsive web sites, based on Christopher Schmidtt’s book “Designing Web & Mobile Graphics”. She will set up a fluid layout and demonstrate how to make images responsive so that they work on mobile, tablet and desktop versions of the same site. She will cover exporting SVG images from Illustrator, raster images from Photoshop, pixel precision, compression, transparency, image masking, adapting to media queries and aligning images.

About the presenter

Casandra Calo studied graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York and has extensive experience in print design. She currently works in a print shop doing the design, layout, and prepress preparation of files as well as the actual printing and finishing work. She also designs web sites using Adobe products.

Meetings and membership in the Austin Adobe User Group are free.

During this meeting we will have drawings for current AAUG members for Adobe swag,training materials and classes and one 12 month complimentary membership to Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Members must be present to win.

Date: Friday June 14, 2013
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center (300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100) turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event

Strategies for Accessibility Testing – March 8, 2013

The February presentation was canceled due to a power blackout; the presenter graciously agreed to return for the March meeting.

One of the keys to producing an accessible web site is understanding the needs of your audience and team members. In this interactive discussion, we will start by targeting some of the needs of people who have vision, mobility, hearing and / or cognitive challenges. We will then contrast two testing techniques. And finally, we will match the testing technique to each position on the development and maintenance teams.

Agenda:

Four Categories of Accessibility (Plus One)

  • Syntax Check VS. Accessibility Review
  • Demonstration of Syntax Check
  • Demonstration of Accessibility Review
  • Accessibility Testing for Web Development and Maintenance Teams
  • Cool New Accessibility Coding Techniques (Time Permitting)

About the Presenter
Hiram Kuykendall, CTO, MicroAssist, has over 20 years of development experience on a wide variety of development platforms and also serves as a leader in the E-Learning industry. Accessibility is a passion for Hiram and he openly shares his knowledge with the development community. Most recently, Hiram served as the training chair for the Knowbility 2012 Open AIR  contest and can be heard hosting the Knowbility AccessU channel on iTunes.

For a video on the basics of building accessible web sites, watch the recorded October 2012 presentation.

Date: Friday March 8, 2012
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m. Central Standard Time
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center (300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100) turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event