Community News Sep Oct 2002
Posted on 06 Nov 2002
by Dean Mah (dmah)
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Another couple of months gone, another stack of accomplishments by theevolt.org community. As a reminder, this is open to anyone in thecommunity, so if you missed a chance to href="http://evolt.org/contact/index.html">toot your horn, add acomment, and watch for the announcement for next month's news.
A new supporter has stepped forward to help support evolt.org.
To assist us in defraying our operating costs, NetWorth Enterprises,Inc. is offering an affiliate hosting program to evolt.org members.
For every member who chooses to host one or more web sites withNetWorth's hosting service, evolt.org will receive 10% of the monthlyhosting fee.
If you're looking for a hosting company, please consider NetWorth'shosting service. NetWorth will be changing the name and enhancingservices, but in themeantime, the temporary domain (ez-profits.com) willhelp evolt.org right now.
If you want to know more about the connection between NetWorth andevolt.org, please read this explanation.
All over the web, people are looking to see what evolters have tosay, and sometimes they point their users back to the source. Here aresome of the pointers, all noticed this month:
- Evolt.org mailing lists were mentioned on the Acknowledgements page in Christina Wodtke's recently released book "Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web".
- Shirley Singh's article on volunteerism and the Internet mentions evolt.org and quotes some of its members in her article at rediff.com See the second part in particular.
- Tara Clevland's article on Accessibility Laws in Canada was mentioned on the ACM's CHI-WEB mailing list.
Thanks to the many people who have taken the time to cite evolt.orgin their own work
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Here's more information on href="/help_support_evolt/index.html">how to help supportevolt.org. Thanks for your interest!
aardvark, mrnick, and isaac
Contributed a large amount of material to the new book Professional Web Graphics for Non Designers.
My evolt article ("A revised method of defining link pseudo-classes") was cited in the TopStyle Blog.
I also participated in the Accessibility Internet Rally on September 21st, as one of a team of developers building (from scratch in 9 hours) an accessible web site for a local nonprofit group. Our team won third place!
I recently attended the Region 3 AITP Conference in San Antonio. This is a conference where student chapters (like mine) -- go and compete against other universities. Last year, I won second place is website design (thanks to thelist for making me wanting to learn more about web "design" as opposed to web "coding"). This year, I got honorable mention in C++. The contest was held on the 1st (of November).
The ColdFusion Developers Journal published an article I wrote(http://www.sys-con.com/coldfusion/articlea.cfm?id=506) which is basedon code on my evolt-hosted site,http://members.evolt.org/dshadovi/.
At the tail end of the article I thank evolt for hosting thesite.
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