Get to know Emily Lewis, who will be on a panel at SXSW Interactive this year. This is a recent talk she gave to a local tech group called Webuquerque. She talks about the basics of good markup, semantics, and new concepts in markup. It’s about an hour long.
I think it would make a good resource or assignment for web education students.
Fast Company listed the most influential women in tech. It’s all good, but the most interesting list for web geeks is the evangelists list, which includes Shireen Mitchell, Shaherose Charania and Angie Chang, Allyson Kapin, Molly Holzschlag, Debbie Weil, Cindy Padnos, Addison Berry, Susan Scrupski, Pamela Jones, Laura Fitton and Gina Trapani. . . . Many of these women are pictured in the Women in Tech Flickr Group, where there are over 200 images and growing.
The slides are posted on Emily’s blog, A Blog Not Limited. Emily explained the principles and goals of developing with web standards and best practices, then I gave some demos in Dreamweaver to show how to implement the standards in that software environment.
Emily shares the leadership of Webuquerque this year with Jason Nakai, who made a video of the presentation. The video will provide some extra context for the slides and show the live demos in Dreamweaver, as opposted to the screen grabs you see in the slides. I’ll let you know when the video is ready.
Tonight’s meeting of Webuquerque will feature Emily Lewis and myself double teaming on the topics of standards, accessibility and doing it all with Dreamweaver.
I’ll put up a link to tonight’s presentation tomorrow, but for now you can check out a presentation called Achieve Accessibility with Dreamweaver that I gave way back in 2005 to the New Mexico Macromedia Users Group, which was a prequel to Webuquerque. The 2005 version of Dreamweaver lacked many of the new accessibility helps available in CS4, but the principles are still the same.
And, more importantly, the 2005 version of the talk lacked Emily, who has a great deal to add the topic.
I’ll be bringing a copy of Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom in a Book to give away with the other schwag.
Students will be interested in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition, a global Technology Student Competition focused on solving real world issues.. To learn more, start at Web Designer Wall.
Emily Lewis, from A Blog Not Limited, announced a deal with Peachpit to write a microformats book. I know she’s going to do a top notch job, and look forward to being one of her first readers. Emily honored me with a little shout out in the announcement on her blog. I’ve mentioned her work before in a number of places: here, here, here, and here, as well as there, and there.
Speaking of Emily Lewis, she and co-leader Jason Nakai of the Webuquerque section of the Albuquerque Adobe Users Group gave a program about CSS last night. Here are a few tweets and a photo from the event. One of the tweets includes a link to the presentation.