Ladies and gentlemen, the Cleveland Web Standards Association. Specifically, its brand-new web site, courtesy a small band of association members who worked together to design and develop it. It’s a lovely little semantic number, chock full of microformats and member content aggregators.
In case you hadn’t heard about the CWSA yet and are wondering what the group is like, allow me to quote the About page:
The CWSA is an organization grounded on the premise of sharing information in a relaxed atmosphere. We hold monthly gatherings that include presentations on best practices in web development. The gatherings are open to any person interested in web design/development, no matter what their current skill level is.
This isn’t just a social club, though. We’re not just sharing our skills with each other, but are also working to use those skills in the service of helping others. I don’t want to steal any thunder, so if you want to find out the details, you’ll just have to come find out for yourself.
We’ll be having our next meeting in a week, 5 February 2008, in our usual space at Tri-C (and many thanks to the college for giving us a home!). This is definitely a meeting to make, because the topic will be the current and future direction of the association, including deciding the topics on which we want to have presentations and figuring out how best to use the raw talent and enthusiasm of the group for maximal good. If you’re in the area, you should absolutely come check things out. If you know someone in the area, kindly pass the word on to them.