I think that since we say "cleveland", "web", and "standards" in the
name, maybe the slogan could reach a bit higher to frame "why" we
think standards are important. If it is only the design of a final
website (code or visuals), then "design" will speak to that. If we
think standards could apply to process and documentation and other
best practices, then we probably should make something more broad-
sounding. Standards create the most freedom for an activity. Without
them, your freedom results in extreme risk and, like an apartment
building in Ankara your design implodes.
Design Through Standards
Freedom Through Standards
Standards For Innovation
Innovation Through Standards
...sounds business-y but I say reach high. Let all other Associations
take notice - there is more to life than SEO and Pay-Per-Click. If
anyone can think of some not-so-corny but more to the point slogans
that would be good. If the CWSA is mainly about XHTML/CSS then these
would not be very appropriate.
I agree that we have too much "deficit marketing" in Cleveland. I
always viewed Cleveland as an amazing, dynamic city with big sports,
good music and art and plenty of good skatespots. Then again - I am
from Toledo. Toledo has great pride - but we do look up to Cleveland
so take that for what it's worth.
On Oct 30, 2007, at 8:40 AM, al wasco wrote:
> On Oct 30, 2007, at 3:57 AM, ken wrote:
>> CWSA - Serving the Web Community with Quality
>> because we help each other, "each other" being anyone who comes to a
>> meeting or joins us online, we are a service organization.
>> because we focus on the server side of the web, though with a
>> concern of
>> what happens in folks' browsers.
>> because we emphasize standards which, in the end, help make all web
>> sites and web browsers work better, we promote quality.
> definitely a step in the right direction. other thoughts:
> Standard is Better
> Standard is Excellent
> Setting High Standards
> Setting High Standards for Cleveland
> Setting High Standards for Cleveland's Web Community
> (you can see where this is going)
> btw, interesting comments from everyone on this issue - i've
> enjoyed the discussion.
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