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Sydney Harbour

Hello and Welcome,

Meetings This Week:

Tuesday Forum - Tuesday 15th Aug - 9:30 am - 12 noon

I'm happy to give a short talk on VPNs at the Tuesday Forum. [ Ed: For background info, see the Wikipedia article. ]

Tim Kelly

Family History - Tuesday 15th Aug - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This has come around quickly this month, on the 15th.

I will be sharing some of my experiences in Indexing for the BDA project and How to Use the New Online Registry of Deeds Facility for Genealogical Research.

The Registry of Deeds started in 1708 to register land in Ireland. In 1833 they altered the Indexing Method to make searches easier to carry out.

There are over 5 million files (folios) and many contain up to 100 first names and surnames. It is being slowly made available on FamilySearch.com.

There is an index of Grantors but no index to the Grantees BUT these are therein and can be browsed. There is also an Index of Place Names.

I only commenced using this database on Tuesday (Aug 8th) and I'll practice more before next Tuesday. There will also be Q & A.

This will be my 4th last presentation as I am retiring in December and will not be carrying on next year BUT I will still attend meetings and forums.


Terry Eakin

Web Design - Saturday 19th Aug - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This month, the Web Design group will be looking at print. It appears to be much ignored in the design world. What you need to see on a web site and what you need to see on a printed page are different. After all, you can't click on a printed page.

One of the first things to consider is why would a person print a page on your site and what information in the page are they after? Do they want the articles, the footnotes or the images? Maybe they want the ads.

What about those links? Are they integral to the information? All these questions need to be asked to determine what is needed on a printed page.

Most pages have a header, navigation, content and a footer. Which of those items need to appear on a printed page? I often print pages and find the ads spread over the information. While I appreciate the need for ads, I wish the designers would provide for print versions of advertising.

To delve into this, we'll have a look at two articles on the topic from SitePoint:

When visitors print web-pages and how to customize print stylesheets in minutes.

And two from Smashing Magazine:

Setting up a print stylesheet and tips and tricks for print stylesheets.

All this is achieved through CSS and we will have a look at some practical examples like the print sheet on my Land Research site and the print stylesheet John created for our Web Design Page on the SydneyPC site.

Building on John's creation, we will have a go at building a print sheet for the archived reports on the SydneyPC site.

Hope to see you all at the Web Design group.

Steve South

Meetings Next Week:

Main Meeting - Tuesday 22nd Aug - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Digital Photography - Friday 25th Aug - 9:30 am - 12 noon

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Bob Backstrom
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