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"The Lab"

The Lab” meetup will be an additional meeting for the Web Design & Developers group.

The regular meetings will still take place on the 3rd Monday of the month and the general discussion topics will remain the same.

The Lab” will be held on the 1st Monday of the month and will focus on specific technical skills we would like to explore. If you are interested in attending, bring you lap top and join us.

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  • Joe

    Thanks for the kind words. If you forgot about HarvestJS, or just lost the link, you can register at This is a free, all-day series of Javascript and Node.js classes to get you started doing web development with Node. The only requirements are a laptop, a general understanding of programming languages and a desire to learn.

    October 9, 2013

  • Mark Von Der L.

    Very useful, well presented info. Glad to now know what static sites are all about.

    October 8, 2013

  • Chad

    Full of valuable information on a new process that excludes databases

    October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Joe, that sounds interesting, I'm looking forward to it!

    October 7, 2013

  • Joe

    For those wanting some more details, DocPad is a static site generator. This quote sums up what static site generators are pretty well: "A Static Site Generator is a program, that generates an HTML website as an output. [...] This is usually achieved using template languages and code that separates out the layout of the website from its content and styles."

    The site is built using one of several template languages, and content is typically written in Markdown (, a simple and pretty semantic markup language that converts to HTML. The site is then built into static HTML, CSS and JS locally, and that static version is put on the server, making your site fast (it's just files) and secure (no scripting language or database to exploit), and giving you many options for hosting the site for free.

    I'll walk through how Docpad works, a good workflow for using it, how to build a static site with it and how to get that site online.

    September 29, 2013

  • Chappell

    This sounds interesting. never heard of DocPad

    September 27, 2013

  • Joe

    Since, this was a topic I originally proposed, I take it I'm still slotted to present it, right?

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Dilsah

    Topic: Docpad

    "DocPad is a next generation web framework; allowing for content management via the file system, rendering via plugins, and static site generation for deployment anywhere. It's built with Node and Express.js, making it naturally fast and easily extendable."

    June 17, 2013

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