Hi all of you AYSO webmasters out there! My name is Jen and I will be here to help you with everything and anything web related! I am the Manager of Digital Media and Graphic Design at the AYSO National Office and have been working on websites since 1997, so I have been through most of the trends of the web, and can help with just about anything related to your websites.
We'll have a wide variety of information in this blog, from simple HTML and how to place an image on your website, to advanced things like fun and interactive modules you can put on your website. We'll help you get your websites found on search engines, as well as help you make sure all of your Region's most important information is listed on your website.
We chose to go with a blog over a newsletter to help encourage a community atmosphere. Feel free to comment, ask questions or answer other people's questions. I will help with as many questions as I can, but others are encourage to put in their two cents. After all, the web is nothing but a giant collaborative effort, right?
Here's a little bit of background on me before I start posting away. That way you can see what my professional background is and where my strengths lie.
I graduated from college with a degree is Studio Arts - Multimedia. My first website was for a band in 1997, and since design editors did not exist then, it was done completely in HTML (self-taught). I also created my own graphics for the website, which sparked my love of design. I interned at PBS-KCET and Sony Studios and got my first job at a large, nationwide insurance company. There I learned the art of server-side programming with PHP (also self-taught). I did a couple year stint in Miami, FL where I worked for a small design agency, working on company branding, advertising and website design/maintenance. Fast forward a couple years, and I'm back in LA, working at another design agency on projects including Yamaha and complete websites designed and built from scratch. I completed R&D for the Sons of Anarchy iPhone app and did some post-production on the show Community. Now I bring my skills to AYSO where we try to futher our digital footprint as much as possible. Below is a list of my skills/topics.
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Publisher, Paint, Fireworks
BROWSERS (includes troubleshooting and design issues)
Internet Explorer 6 - 9, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera
Adobe Premiere, iMovie, iDVD, Quicktime, video import/export
Facebook (tabs, contests, etc.), Pinterest, LinkedIn, iPhone Apps
We hope you enjoy this blog and the content presented. I look forward to all of the conversations and interaction around a topic I absolutely live, breathe and love!