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Recap: The Tricky Business of Website Testing

You might think software testing would be a bit of dry topic but Christopher Martello’s talk at the November Refresh Detroit meeting was far from it. Chris gave us a look at what website testing is, who does it, why … Continue reading →

Ancient Wisdom and New Media Content Strategy

Rebecca Carter of Quicken Loans was the guest speaker at Refresh Detroit’s September meeting. Utilizing some great examples from her work experience and a dash of ancient Chinese wisdom, Rebecca delivered useful information that we can use in our organization’s … Continue reading →

May 26th meeting is about PhoneGap!

Thank you Erik Daniel for your great talk about PhoneGap Thursday night! ——————— Please join Refresh Detroit and Erik Daniel for our May meeting. Find out how to build your app once using HTML, Javascript and CSS, wrap it up … Continue reading →

Recap: Responsive Imagery and Dynamic Art — Flash, SVG and Canvas

Refresh Detroit was treated by David Brooks with an interesting take on the ever-changing topic of web imagery. While I’ll hit on some of the main points, I want to encourage you take a look at the slides from David’s presentation and explore the numerous resources and fun sites he links to. The presentation focused on two types of web imagery – Responsive Imagery and Dynamic Art. An example of Dynamic Art may be something slow, like a site background that changes according to the weather or time of day. An extreme example would be a generative art system that updates the site’s background continuously.
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Recap: WordPress: Its Not Just for Blogging Any More

Todd List was the guest speaker at the January 2011 Refresh Detroit Meeting. This was our third meeting covering Open Source Content Management Systems. Todd List describes himself as “the geek who speaks people”. He definitely has a gift for … Continue reading →

Joomla! and its Candyland of Extensions

Refresh Detroit! joined Joomla! Detroit for its November meeting. Here is a recap of a few highlights of this information rich meeting. The meeting opened with Shane Sevo, the leader of Joomla! Detroit giving an overview of Joomla and discussing … Continue reading →

November Meeting: Joomla! Why many web professionals love it and where does it fit in?

Two Joomla experts will be joining us for a special combined Joomla! Detroit and Refresh Detroit meeting November 3rd. Joomla! is a free, open source and flexible content management system used to build and manage websites for small and large … Continue reading →

Remote Usability Testing Experience – Generating Actionable Recommendations

Mark Thompson-Kolar’s summer was a little different than most. He spent it at Cengage Learning as an intern doing usability testing. He shared his experience and what he learned from it with the Refresh Detroit audience. Mark isn’t your typical … Continue reading →

June Meeting Recap: Drupal - All the cool kids are doing it

Drupal is an open source content management solution that is being used by a growing number of high profile web sites. Refresh-Detroit was lucky to get three Drupal experts to tell us more about it. Brad Czerniak, Digital Resources Developer … Continue reading →

May Meeting Recap: Tweets, Feats and Automobiles

David Murray shares is adventures with team #DETchevySXSW. With photos, video clips and great stories David Murray took everyone at the May Refresh Detroit Meeting on his adventures with team #DETchevySXSW as they traveled to South by Southwest and won. … Continue reading →

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