February 11, 2010

LA Web Professionals Group February 2010 Meeting –

Dreamweaver with Janine Warner

Part 1 – An introduction and overview of Dreamweaver. If you‚ are new to Dreamweaver, this will give you an idea of what‚Äôs possible with this program, if you‚Äôre familiar with Dreamweaver, this will serve as a refresher course (with a few tips thrown in)

Part 2 – In this section I‚Äôll focus on Dreamweaver‚ CSS features and how to create Web sites that meet modern standards and look good in a wide range of web browsers.

Speaker: Janine Warner is an author, journalist, and partner in the Internet consulting firm Artesian Media, Inc. Her best-selling books and videos on web design have won her an international following and earned her speaking and consulting engagements around the world.

Since 1996, she has authored more than a dozen books about the Internet, including her latest, Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies and the best-selling Dreamweaver For Dummies (now in its 8th edition). She’s also the host of a series of Web design videos for Total Training. Highlights of her videos are featured on both the Microsoft and Adobe web sites. She‚ also the creator of www.digitalfamily.com, which offers many free tutorials in web design, as well as information about her books and videos.

An award-winning journalist, her articles and columns have appeared in a variety of publications, including The Miami Herald, Shape Magazine, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Point Reyes Light newspaper. She is also a regular columnist for Layers Magazine.

Janine has been a part-time faculty member at both the University of Miami and the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication. She has also developed online training programs for the Western Knight Center, a joint project of USC and UC Berkeley funded by the Knight Foundation.

From 1994 to 1998, she ran Visiontec Communications, a Web design business in Northern California, where she worked for a diverse group of clients including Levi Strauss & Co., AirTouch International, Beth‚ Desserts, and many other small and medium-size businesses.

In 1998, she joined The Miami Herald as their Online Managing Editor. A year later, she was promoted to Director of New Media and managed a team of designers, programmers, journalists, and marketing staff who produced the Web sites for The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, and Miami.com. She left that position to serve as Director of Latin American Operations for CNET Networks, an international technology media company.

Since 2001, Janine has run her own business as a writer, speaker, and consultant. She is a popular speaker at conferences and events throughout the United States, and her fluency in Spanish has led to many speaking engagements in Latin America and Spain. She served as a judge for the Arroba de Oro Latin American Internet awards from 2001 to 2005. As part of that project, she helped to create an Internet literacy program for students in Central America called Operaci Red (Operation Network).

Janine earned a degree in journalism and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and spent the first several years of her career in Northern California as a reporter and editor where she began her career as a reporter for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Point Reyes Light newspaper in 1990. She was also managing editor of Vision Latina, a bilingual (Spanish-English) newspaper in Northern California until she turned her attention to the Internet in 1994. She is fluent Spanish and conversational in Portuguese. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles.

To learn more about Janine, visit www.jcwarner.com

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