Monthly Archives: January 2011

Wednesday meeting report

Thanks to those of you who turned out for Wednesday’s meeting.

And special thanks to Adrian and Margaret for their great talks. Margaret Thompson from Into Reality talked about SEO and mentioned a couple of tools to get you started.

And here’s a Google page with some helpful tips along with a link to downloadable PDF guide.

Adrian Dodds from Into Reality then talked to us about Adobe’s Business Catalyst – a combination of hosting platform and content management system for client sites, particularly focused on the ease of adding ecommerce to a site.

Three lucky people won some Adobe swag. We also had a chat about a rebranding of the group, since Dreamweaver Oxford really does not describe us. Oxford Digital Creatives was a popular choice, but get your suggestion in quickly if you have any other thoughts.

Adobe are also offering some unspecified prize if you come up with an Illustrator vector art file with a design for T-shirts to be given away as swag to User Groups in future. Just think, developers in Brazil could be wearing your cool design! Their stated communities are:

Creative Suite

The design has to work on a black or white T-shirt.

Coming up next:

Thursday 19th Feb – Filmmaker and trainer Iona Fabian will talk about stop motion animation, making it, teaching it and watching it!

January meeting – 19th at 7:30pm

Meeting this Wednesday – January  19th, 7:30 pm at OFVM Film Oxford

Happy New Year!

We have two speakers this month:

Building sophisticated websites WITHOUT coding
Adobe Business Catalyst: A real-life case study
Adrian Dodds, Creative Director at Into Reality

Business Catalyst:

Search Engine Optimisation demystified
The number one ranked talk on SEO at the Adobe Group this year!
Margaret Thompson, Business Development Manager at Into Reality

Into Reality

Where: OFVM film oxford
54 Catherine Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 3AH

When: Wednesday January 19th (yes, this Wednesday) at 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Cost: free, of course, membership not required.

We’ve also got news of a T-shirt design competition from Adobe, and there will be time for general chat of course.

The next Adobe group sessions have already been plotted – so put these Thursdays in your diary:

  • February 17th
  • March 17th
  • April 21st
  • May 19th
  • June 16th
  • July 21st

Amongst other things we have lined up a visit from those fabulous animators, The Brothers McLeod, commercial photographer Mark Somerville, and a Photoshop special from professional photographer Gary Ombler.

As usual, if you have ideas of your own about someone you’d like to hear / see speaking – let us know. Web, photography, illustration and design, coding, marketing, anything goes!

Adobe Groups page
Twitter AdobeOxford

See some of you on Wednesday,

Alun and Glenn