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Sydney Harbour

Hello and Welcome,

At least ONE nbn installation without the usual complaints:

The changeover to nbn (with ISP iPrimus) took place smoothly on Thursday 7th September from 8:30 am to 10 am.

No expensive top-speeds, so it just went from 10 Mbps to 20 using an HFC connection. I'm quite satisfied.

And no problems so far.


Meetings This Week:

Programming - Tuesday 12th Sep - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come and show your projects, and see some others. We have a computer with a projector, so bring along picture files of your project and we'll project them on the wall. We have a broadband internet connection, so discussion can be wide ranging.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday September 12 at 6pm. We'll see some new microprocessor applications and programming examples.

Neville Hoffman

Web Design - Saturday 16th Sep - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Given that we were locked out of last month's meeting, the group will try again to look at how to set up your site for those who need to print your information. See below for details from last month.

Steve South

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:

Tuesday Group - Tuesday 19th Sep - 9:30 am - 12 noon
Family History - Tuesday 19th Sep - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Digital Photography - Friday 22nd Sep - 9:30 am - 12 noon

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