Web Design Seminar

In place of our normal Monday night meeting, on May 31, 2010, we will be hosting a web design seminar.  The class will focus on beginners, but there should be something for everyone.

Expected topics include website creation, domain names, creative design elements, hosting, links and cross promotion.

The class is a Relay For Life fundraiser and donations will be collected during the event.  Non-workshop members will have to pay a mandatory L$500 (about $1.80US) for the seminar, and the suggested donation is L$2000.  Workshop members are encouraged to donate, but it is not required.  Those who wish to, should send a L$500 payment to Graegor Aeon before the event, which will be forwarded on behalf of the workshop to RFL.  Workshop members who wish to donate above and beyond the L$500 mark may do so directly into the RFL vendor on site.  An accounting of all donated funds will be made available upon request (I’ll take a screenshot of my relevant transaction history).

Be aware that this will be a VOICE EVENT.  Please arrive at the meeting with your speakers on and your microphones off.  Questions may be asked via text chat, but will be answered in voice.  Please arrive early for sound-checks or help with Second Life voice settings.

The seminar will be held on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 6pm SLT (9pm ET).  It is expected to run about an hour, but may exceed that time based on the number of questions.

New web badges for member’s use!

I’ve just finished three different Quillian Logos/badges for member websites.  I am distributing them with the following caveat:  Anyone who uses these logos on their webpage must maintain the embedded link to thequillians.com.

I thank Nancy for her original design, Sherry for her original art, and Kat Klaybourne for her original design elements.  They all deserve credit for their wonderful imagery.  Hopefully my logos didn’t ruin their hard work!

There are three versions of the logo:  Speculate, Fantasize, and Characterize.  You may place any or all of the logos on as many pages as you wish, so long as you don’t infringe on anyone’s rights.

Copy and paste the following block(s) of text into your pages:


<a href=”http://thequillians.com/” title=”The Quillians, F&SF Writer’s Workshop”><img src=”http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3499/4639840112_be68fdf88c_o.png” width=”180″ height=”240″ alt=”Quillian Speculate Weblink Logo” /></a>


<a href=”http://thequillians.com/” title=”The Quillians, F&SF Writer’s Workshop”><img src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4639840002_3dc9fd245c_o.png” width=”180″ height=”240″ alt=”Quillian Fantasize Weblink Logo” /></a>


<a href=”http://thequillians.com/” title=”The Quillians, F&SF Writer’s Workshop”><img src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4639230265_0b8ea2e4e3_o.png” width=”180″ height=”240″ alt=”Quillian Characterize Weblink Logo” /></a>

If you’d prefer to host the image(s) on your own website, you are free to do so, as long as you keep the link to thequillians.com intact.  If you aren’t sure how to do this, feel free to ask…or just use the links above (I’m not expecting to overwhelm my flicker account!).

Shout-out for Bio/member info

Just a reminder for members of the workshop…any and all of you.  We’re assembling a quick biography page for all members that will also link to your website/blog.

We’d also like to add your blog into our blogroll in the sidebar!

Please send your bio and links to Michael Hercus / Graegor Aeon as soon as possible.  Thanks!

Oh, and please link to this website on your own pages!  Google use page links as a key indicator in search results.  :)

Sumissions Due

A reminder to all Quillians in the critique group that today (more accurately, tonight at midnight SL time) is submission deadline day. Let’s get some stories in for critiquing!

If you’re a Quillian but not a member of the critique group, simply IM Graegor Aeon or Luta Lassard to be added to the group.