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WordPress for Web Designers featuring Justin Seeley – LA Web Professionals Group April 2012 Meeting

Monday April 2, 2012 – 6:40 PM – 9:55 PM
LOCATION: Mary Pickford Studio
8885 Venice Blvd., Suite 203, Los Angeles, CA 90034
FREE PARKING | FREE REFRESHMENTS | NETWORKING | DOOR PRIZES
This workshop will walk users through the basics of setting up a WordPress installation as well as the basic operations of the WordPress content management system and how it can help them to create more flexible, self-sufficient sites for their clients. We’ll also cover themes and plugins, how to work with them, which ones to use, etc. and I’ll give a breakdown of my process for creating WordPress themes. Time permitting I will also do a section of Q&A to assess any questions the audience may have regarding WordPress.

6:40 PM – Doors Open – Registration / Networking
7:00 PM – WordPress for Web Designers Part 1
8:15 PM – Networking Break / Tweetup @lawebprosgroup and Light Refreshments
8:40 PM – Prize Drawing
8:50 PM – WordPress for Web Designers Part 2
9:55 PM – Meeting End
RSVP’s are required.
You can RSVP on our EventBrite http://lawpg-april2012.eventbrite.com/ or by email events@lawebprofessionalsgroup.com
Please note that a $5 admission fee is respectfully requested and includes a door prize ticket. If there is a financial hardship and you can’t pay please let us know by email events@lawebprofessionalsgroup.com or by adding yourself to the waitlist for the very limited free tickets that will be released randomly a few days before the event.
Please feel free to invite as many friends as you want.


SPEAKER BIO:
Justin Seeley is a renowned software trainer and graphic designer with nearly a decade’s worth of experience in the creative media industry. His podcasts consistently rank among the top software how-to podcasts on the iTunes Store and his techniques have been featured on a variety of internet shows and digital publications. To date Justin has authored over 50 hours of instructional content on a variety of digital imaging and design related topics for companies like Total Training, Ten Ton Books, and most recently Lynda.com and CreativeLIVE.


Parking Info: Please note you may park in the lot for free or there is also plenty of street parking.

SEO Tips from Click to Contact featuring John Crestani-LA Web Professionals Group January 2012 Meeting

Thursday January 12, 2012 – 6:40 PM – 9:55 PM

PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION:
Mary Pickford Studio
8885 Venice Blvd., Suite 203
Los Angeles, CA 90034

REGISTER HERE:
http://lawpg-january2012.eventbrite.com/

FREE PARKING::FREE REFRESHMENTS::NETWORKING::DOOR PRIZES

6:40 PM – Doors Open – Networking
7:00 PM – Search Engine Optimization
8:15 – Networking Break / Tweetup @lawebprosgroup and Light Refreshments
8:40 PM – Prize Drawing
8:50 PM – Conversion Optimization
9:55 PM Meeting End

RSVP’s are required so we know how many people are attending.
You can also RSVP by email events@lawebprofessionalsgroup.com

Please note that a $5 admission fee is respectfully requested and includes a door prize ticket. If there is a financial hardship and you can’t pay please let us know by email events@lawebprofessionalsgroup.com or by adding yourself to the waitlist for the very limited free tickets that will be released randomly a few days before the event.
Please feel free to invite as many friends as you want.

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Speaker Bio:
John Crestani was an SEM Manager at National Positions where he handled budgets of 2k to 400k in monthly Adwords spend and worked with a 6-person team to optimize spend on small and medium size businesses. He has worked on roughly 40 separate Adwords accounts to help clients gain phone inquiries for their business, generate new business leads, & sell products online profitably. He is the featured SEM Expert on Docstoc.com Expert Speaker Series, regular contributor to industry blogs, and an avid runner.

He is now the Director of Digital Marketing at How Handy is That, a digital marketing management agency.

You can view John’s featured Docstoc videos here

John can be contacted at John@howhandyisthat.com

REGISTER HERE: http://lawpg-january2012.eventbrite.com/

LA Web Professionals Group October 2011 Meeting – Photoshop CS5 Down & Dirty Tricks featuring Corey Barker

LA Web Professionals Group October 2011 Meeting – Photoshop CS5 Down & Dirty Tricks featuring Corey Barker

Location: Working Village
212 Marine Street, suite 100
Santa Monica CA 90405
Wednesday October 5, 2011
6:15 PM – 8:50 PM

Corey BarkerFREE ADMISSION::FREE REFRESHMENTS

6:15 PM – Doors Open – Networking, Tweetup @lawebprosgroup and Light Refreshments

6:45 PM – Photoshop CS5 Down & Dirty Tricks featuring Corey Barker – Part 1

7:45 PM – Prize Drawing / Short Break / Tweetup @lawebprosgroup

Here are some special prizes available at the prize drawing in addition to our usual prizes which will be listed here closer to the event:

  •  One Year NAPP Membership!
  •  Copy of my book Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers when released (November)
  •  Type Effects DVD
  •  Down & Dirty Tricks DVD

8:00 PM – Photoshop CS5 Down & Dirty Tricks featuring Corey Barker  – Part 2

8:50 PM Meeting End

Please RSVP so we can have an idea of how many people are attending. 

You can RSVP on our Facebook event page http://on.fb.me/peShbI, EventBrite http://lawpg-october2011.eventbrite.com/
or by email events@lawebprofessionalsgroup.com

Please feel free to invite as many friends as you want.


Speaker Bio:
Corey Barker-Photoshop Guy

Corey is an Education and Curriculum Developer of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. An award-winning designer and illustrator, Corey is the Executive Producer of PlanetPhotoshop.com and has regular columns in Photoshop User Magazine. Corey is also a featured instructor at Photoshop World Conference & Expo and is an Adobe MAX Master Instructor. He has also taught the Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks seminar tour traveling to cities all over the country. Corey has produced numerous DVD training titles on Photoshop and design for Kelby Online Training and also recently co-authored Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks with Scott Kelby. Corey also was a contributing author for 3D in Photoshop: The Ultimate Guide for Creative Professionals. Corey holds a BFA in Illustration from the Ringling School of Art & Design in Florida.

Parking Options:

    • there is free two hour street parking along 2nd when available and metered parking along Main Street.
    • 3rd Street for all day free parking
    • Great website for Main Street metered parking information: http://parking.smgov.net/det_main.html
    • Closest Main Street metered lot: Lot 9110 Hill St.

– Enter from Kinney St., Hill St. or off of Main St. at Ashland Ave.
– 175 metered spaces: 165 @ 3 hours, 10 @ 10 hours
– $.75 each hour; open 24 hours
– Change machine available at that location

Welcome to the Los Angeles Web Professionals Group (a.k.a the LAWPG)!

We are just getting things rolling over here! We anticipate being full on up and running no later than Jan 01/2011! Stay tuned for upcoming meeting announcements, tutorials, expert articles and reviews, sponsorship deals for members and more!

What’s LAWPG?

A place to meet, mingle and learn from LA’s web designers and web marketers while learning from industry leaders. At the meetings we have top-notch industry speakers covering topics as diverse as social media strategy, to design for the web and SEO optimization tactics. Hope to see you there.