Meeting Archive

Below is a list of many of the past CDPUG Meetings

Fireworks Interactive Prototypes

Speaker: Dan Kozminski

Learn how to use Adobe Fireworks CS4 software to rapidly create interactive website prototypes. Creating interactive prototypes offers the opportunity to test a website mock-up while still in the development stage. This is particularly helpful for customer demonstrations.

Creative Tax Tips for Creative Entrepreneurs

Speaker: Howard J. Kass, CPA. Zinner & Co. LLP.

Creative business owners are often so focused on the creative aspect of developing, growing and running their businesses, they sometimes forget that they are running a business and find themselves at a loss when it comes to making the “right” business decisions. This has become even more difficult with the economy mired in its worst slowdown since the Great Depression and the flurry of stimulus and tax legislation that has been flying around Washington, DC.


Using Social Networking To Drive Traffic To Your Website

Speaker: Marc Majers

In this session, discover how to effectively use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn to fuel traffic to your online channels of business. What does it take to harness the power of these interactive tools? How much time does it take? Why should I bother with them?

E-Cycling Solutions. Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group Shares Earth-Friendly Alternatives to Toxic E-Waste

Speaker: Mario Jurcic of Secure IT Assets Disposition Services

Where do old computers go to die? If Mario Jurcic of Secure IT
Asset Disposition Services has anything to say, they’ll be recycled
and dismantled with their critical information safely removed, saving
landfills and future generations from the toxic components found in
most electronics.

.Net’s Membership and Role Providers .Net’s Membership and Role Providers

Speaker: Bill Cohen-Kiraly

We started 2008 at our January meeting by learning a Simple ASP.NET Password process. Now, for our December 20, 2008, meeting we will end the year by learning about a more sophisticated .Net authentication system.

.Net Membership and Role Provider classes are Microsoft’s built-in classes for managing user authentication and role management. We will see a demonstration of how to use the wizard which sets up the system, including building a SQL database for membership and creating password management code. We will also learn about setting up custom membership and role manager to work with our existing Active Directory Authentication and database roles. The demonstration will include how to use roles to hide or show menu items as well as control page access.

CDPUG Holiday Party & Elections

Speaker: Food and Fun!

Annual CDPUG Holiday party, annual meeting and elections. We have an optional gift exchange. To participate, bring a wrapped gift up to $10 in value. Members in good standing can run for office and vote for the 2009 officers. RSVP and prepayment is required for this meeting. Cost is $25 per person which must be prepaid by Nov. 24.

Website Usability

Speaker: Aaron Rosenberg

At our November meeting, we will be looking at usability in the context of e-commerce websites. Aaron Rosenberg, User Experience Analyst at American Greetings, will start with a brief introduction of User Experience and how it fits into the development process. He will then speak specifically with regard to tracking and understanding user needs and building them into the design of websites.

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QuarkXPress 8: Xperience Design (Special Alert! Product Managers Presenting!)

Speaker: Mike Berkow and Andrew Bartlett, Product Managers

Inspired by the designer’s passion for perfection, QuarkXPress is superior page-layout and design software depended on by creative and production professionals to deliver print, Web, and Flash® output.

Social Media for Small Businesses: What Blogs, Forums and Social Networks Can Do For You

Speaker: Paul Roetzer, PR 20/20

Web 2.0 has leveled the playing field for many organizations. It’s no longer about the size of your marketing budget, or how many impressions you can generate, rather it’s about how intelligent and innovative you can be in adopting emerging online technologies such as blogs, forums and social networks.

Adobe Creative Suite 4

Speaker: Adobe product expert and noted author, Adam Pratt

The upcoming September 25th Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG) program will be a joint meeting with the Cleveand InDesign User Group, and will feature Adobe product expert and noted author, Adam Pratt, presenting Creative Suite 4!

Accessibility – The Right Thing to Do


Join us at our September meeting where we will review best practices of accessibility from Jeremy Sydik’s book Design Accessible Web Sites: 36 Keys to Creating Content for All Audiences and Platforms. 

A Potpourri of Tips and Tricks When Working with Images in Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Bridge and iPhoto.

Speaker: Stan Kohn has taught digital imaging, photography, panoramic photography and video for more than 35 years.

Stan will present a potpourri of tips and tricks when working with images in CS3, Adobe Bridge and iPhoto.

Special Location! Preflight versus Flying Blind: Why FlightCheck Makes Sense.

Speaker: Doug Rosen, Markzware

Markzware provides a stand-alone tool designed to facilitate communication about the status of a print job. In this short session you will see FlightCheck in action and discover how it can help you better communicate amongst yourselves and with your customers.

Mashups & Easy Ways to Make Flash

Speaker: Jim Evans

Mashups & Easy Ways to Make Flash

Digital Photo SIG meeting: Advanced Amateur and Professional Lighting

Speaker: Marc Golub

Professional photographer Marc Golub of Marc Golub Photography and Digital Services Inc. will speak about lighting at the June 2008 Digital Photography Special Interest Group. He will cover topics in advanced amateur and professional lighting, including natural lighting, soft box lighting, and a tennis ball sized light you’ve never heard of that costs $40 and produces beautiful light.

CDPUG July Meeting: User Experience

Speaker: Nicholas Michel, Research & Customer Experience Manager. Precision Dialogue, an RR Donnelley company

CDPUG October Meeting: Self Publishing for the Graphic Designer


Computer Comfort: Feel Better – Work Smarter (Field Trip Location!)

Speaker: Dave Pfeil, Ergonomic Strategist. Ergonomically Correct, LLC & Linda Steed, CDPUG Member & Owner of In House Creative Solutions

Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard

Speaker: Scott Seifert, Team Spike Consulting, LLC.

Come see what Apple’s new cat has to offer!

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