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September 2014 Workshop

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My First Hosted Joomla! Website

What:

Whether you've got LAMP set up on your personal computer, or you've got a Linux system, sooner or later you'll want to take your Joomla! website that you've developed and make it available to the world.

This month, we're going to look at some of the considerations of how to do that.

Do you want your own domain name, just what is this whole DNS thing anyways?

How do I get email for my own domain instead of just Gmail/Yahoo/Outlook?

When I choose a hosting company, what do all those numbers they're quoting really mean to me?

Can I get a "free" web site, and what are the limitations?

How quickly can I get a web site for my company or organization up and running if I've got nothing?

What's the meaning of life?

For answers to most of these questions come join us at the North York Civic Centre on Tuesday, 23 September, 2014 starting at 7:00PM.

Who's this for:

Especially if you're just starting out with Joomla!, this is a good presentation for you.  We're not going to get too technical, unless you need us to.  After the evening, you should be able to create a simple brochure style website, and get it out there with a hosting company.  Just remember the hardest part of any web site is usually creating the content - Joomla! makes all the rest easy.

When:

Tuesday, 23 September, 2014 starting at 7:00PM

Where:

North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 1
5100 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON
M2N 5W4

North York Civic Centre is located on the west side of Mel Lastman Square.  Please note: this is the former North York City Hall, which is the building next to the North York Central Library.
By Subway: Exit at North York City Centre and walk west.
By Car: Paid parking is located on Beecroft Ave. (one street west of Yonge) on the west side of Mel Lastman Square and just south of Park Home.

Google Map Link/Directions:
https://goo.gl/maps/6r6uT

 

Why:

As for the meaning of life?  42, of course.

Craig Deakin http://ift.tt/O8Ut86 used under Creative Commons Attribution licence

(Image is by Craig Deakin http://ift.tt/O8Ut86 used under a Creative Commons Attribution license)

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December 2014 Workshop

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9 December 2014 Workshop

Photographs, Favicons, and Focus

 

What:

Do you want to put your own images on your website?


Want your own little icon on the browser tool bar?

 

Want to have the cursor automatically positioned for input fields?

 

Despite your best efforts, do all your pictures look like bad selfies?

 

Doug will show you a few simple techniques to take good images even without spending a lot of money of equipment.  He'll touch on issues like taking portraits, exteriors, and product images, then how to crop and resize them for your website.  Using Media Manager and JCE create a page that makes use of the imagery you've created.  You won't be the next Josef Karsh or Henri Cartier-Bresson, but the results will have an authenticity that a site full of stock photos won't have.

Sheldon will talk about how to add a favicon and show you the bit on getting focus on the login username on your site (a bit on using Sourcerer and on module overrides).  Nothing fancy or difficult but hopefully you will find it useful. But you have to attend to see it!

For answers to these questions come join us at the North York Civic Centre on Tuesday, 9 December 2014 starting at 7:00PM.

Who's this for:

This is intended mostly for the beginner.  We're not going to get too technical, unless you need us to.  The photography and image section will try to give you the techniques to create good images for your website, without resorting to using stock photos.  You'll know how to give that little extra zing to your site by having a custom icon on the browser bar, and having the input focus where you want it to be.  Just remember the hardest part of any web site is usually creating the content - Joomla! makes all the rest easy.

Who:

Your presenters again are Doug Pickett, and Sheldon Seale.  Doug will be talking about photography for your website, and Sheldon will talk about favicons and browser focus.

When:

Tuesday, 9 December, 2014 starting at 7:00PM

Where:

North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 1
5100 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON
M2N 5W4

North York Civic Centre is located on the west side of Mel Lastman Square.  Please note: this is the former North York City Hall, which is the building next to the North York Central Library.
By Subway: Exit at North York City Centre and walk west.
By Car: Paid parking is located on Beecroft Ave. (one street west of Yonge) on the west side of Mel Lastman Square and just south of Park Home.

Google Map Link/Directions:
https://goo.gl/maps/6r6uT

 

Why:

Because there's more to life than what you get with stock photos.

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September 2014 Night Out

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September Night Out

When:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, starting at 7:00PM

Where:

The Frog (Yonge and Sheppard), 4854 Yonge Street - just around the corner from the Sheppard-Yonge Subway Station, parking nearby too.

Who:

Shouldn't you be there?

Why:

It's the end of summer! Don't let it pass unnoticed. Come out and talk about Joomla!, including the recent announcements about extended trial hosting and negotiations for free hosting.

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August 2014 Night Out

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August Night Out

Come out and join the conversation, Tuesday August 19th, 2014, starting at 7:00PM.

We'll be back at the Duke of York on Prince Arthur this month.

As usual, I'll make a reservation in the name of Joomla! so that you can find us - and keep an eye out the for JUGT sign on the table.

And, of course, don't forget to help us celebrate Vinalia Rustica.

Grape Harvest mosaic

So whether you want to talk about Joomla!, need some help on solving an application issue, or just want to raise a glass or two in celebration of the start of the grape harvest, see you there.

Please sign up on Meetup so we know you're attending.

When:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 (Vinalia Rustica, as if you didn't already have that in your calendar).
starting at 7:00PM

Where:

Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B2
telephone: 416-964-2441416-964-2441

Conveniently located just around the corner from the Bedford exit of the St. George subway station.
Parking nearby too.

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July 2014 Night Out Happenings

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Last week saw our July Night Out event, which almost didn't happen at the Paradise.

It turns out that the Paradise is under new management, and was shutting down the next day for a complete reno.  The only thing they were offering were items from the the bar, so we spent the early part of the evening enjoying the view from the patio, then adjourned to Square Boy down the street for burgers, fries and other delightfully decadent foods.  Joomla! was widely discussed, and it was generally proven (as much as can be allowed after a beer or two) that there is undoubtedly no better CMS.

August is looming all too soon, so come along and join us for the next Night Out - we haven't fixed the date yet, but we'll be back at the Duke of York for August.

We're still debating about it, but interest in a repeat of a "My First Joomla! Website" workshop suggests we'll look at scheduling that soon - not sure yet if that will be August or September.

Come join the conversations...

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