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Clubs: Web Design Club

Time: Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m.
Place: Room 328
Sponsor: Karen Collins
President: Doris Houng
Whether it is building sites for Blair's own clubs or designing pages for individual clients, the Web Design Club is the mastermind behind it all.

Founded in 2003, the club is dedicated to educating all students interested in learning the techniques of web design. "Our goal is simply to allow people to create their own web pages without the aid of programs like Dreamweaver," says secretary and senior Chris Silberholz.

Members do not need any previous knowledge to join, according to club president and senior Doris Houng. "We teach beginners the basics of HTML," she says. "For those who already know the language, we teach them CSS and PHP." Students also learn photo editing skills and formatting techniques.

According to Silberholz, students have a lot of freedom to create anything they want. "The taste in their website is entirely up to them," he says. "We will tell them what will look ugly, but beyond that, we just try to show them what will work."

Each year the members of Web Design Club enter in the ThinkQuest national web-page competition, in which participants are judged on the content and style of an educational web site they create, club sponsor Karen Collins says. "We had a team that won Honorable Mention four years ago."

Silberholz encourages anyone who is interested or wants to have fun to join. "It is wildly cool to be able to make your own page on the Internet," he says.

If interested in joining Web Design Club, please contact Karen Collins or senior Doris Houng.

Club beat by Charles Kong