Thursday, 27 March 2008

Review:


AbdulKadir  Bulsen MSc., P.Eng.

I would like to thank you for arranging this seminar. It was very informative. My first question in my mind before I came to the library for the seminar was the time. I thought, it wouldn't be so informative. I wanted to just try. After first fifteen minutes I changed my mind. The presenter gave very helpful information. Nobody can teach how to design a website in less than two hours. And the companies want to use these kind of seminars as an opportunity to advertise themselves. This was also one advantage for the presenter. But the good thing is she showed what are the most important things to have in your website and why. The reasons were very logical. She explained very well. Some listeners wanted to prepare website themselves either for fun or for business. Some others' purpose was learning something about websites which can help them when they choose the best company to have their website designed.

I think, for both types of attendants the seminar was very helpful. She gave information covering questions like; what is good website, what are the clever ways to have your website picked up by search engines, what are the things that look fancy but are actually not very good to have in your website.

One of the things I most liked was the idea of preparing home page with proper information instead of using the tricks like "words with the same color of background, very small fonts etc." to be at search engines' list.

I am glad that I came to the seminar.


Xuemei (Mei) Zhang

Most of the people were interested in the Seminar held by PEO Scarborough Chapter at Victoria Village Library on March 27, 2008.  Ms. Candace Carter presented an effective lecture on Web Design and Development. She is an artist and web designer and since 2002 she has been in the web site management firm Back2front.ca. This lecture showed us the principles of web design, how to avoid most common mistakes during web design and successful design of an attractive website. This lecture was not just a technical seminar that enhanced our computer skills but it is also an opportunity to encourage people to create their own web site. Most of the attendees received a good understanding of web design method from this lecture.




Event:


When 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where Victoria Village Library
184 Sloane Ave.
Toronto, ON, M4A 2C4
Directions
Closest major intersection: Lawrence Ave. East and Victoria Park Ave.
Located on northwest corner of Sloane Ave. and Sweeney Dr.
Map Google Maps icon
Registration Tom Fernandes
webdesign@peoscarborough.ca
Cost Sponsored by Scarborough Chapter
Admission: Free
Light refreshments and snacks will be served.







Seminar on Web Design and Development

Candace Carter
Back2Front - The Web Site People
http://www.back2front.ca

This seminar will focus on how to design your own website. Engineers with no or little experience in web design will receive an introduction to web design principles. Most common mistakes during web design will be highlighted.

Now a days websites are used for a variety of purposes. There are many websites for personal use, publicity, general information apart from those which are meant for business promotion. All these websites need to be precise, efficient and elegant. Candace will show us how to avoid the ten common mistakes found on websites such as poor navigation, search engine optimization, inconsistent styles, splash pages etc. In other words, she will illustrate how to get the most value out of your money.

Many web sites you see on the Internet today do not represent good value. Either the websites are excessively costly or they do not function as needed, and commonly they have both the problems. Websites do not have to be neither costly nor take up a huge amount of your valuable time in order to be an effective marketing tool.  Mistakes in any endeavour can be costly, this is as true for websites as it is for anything else. Candace will show us how to avoid and correct these mistakes.


Biography

Candace Carter is an artist,  web designer,  computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer and a public speaker.  She was educated at the University of Guelph in Fine Arts and Agriculture, and the University of Ryerson in Computer Programming. She has worked in web development for the high tech firms Sun Microsystems, MCI-WorldCom, and Tucows. Since 2002 she has been one of the two partners in the web site management firm Back2Front.ca.

Candace is an accomplished public speaker, with a friendly and knowledgeable style. She is a passionate crusader for excellence and value in the web site arena, and it shows in her lively presentations. Candace is an expert in human/computer user interface, web design, and search engine optimization.