About SCWD

scweb_image11Santa Cruz Web Developers is an informal group of web designers, developers, appreciators and visionaries. Started in July 2008, the group is dedicated to the notion that we each have a unique angle and therefore something valuable to offer in this vast, ever-changing digital field.

We take turns presenting topics of interest and value to the group, and have started bringing in guest speakers to share their expertise. Topics range from color and design theory to xampp installation, debugging pages for Internet Explorer, search engine optimization, and everything in-between.

Santa Cruz Web Developers is open to web students and professionals alike. We only ask that you respect the presenters, the space and the supportive atmosphere that we have created, and that you contribute to this good thing that we have going!

Presentations are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month, from 10am-noon. We also meet occasionally for an informal Coffee & Code at a local cafe. Go to our contact page if you would like to join us or have questions.

Join Santa Cruz Web Developers

Web designers and developers of all skill levels are welcome. We all learn from each other. If you care to join us send us an email through our Contact Page. There are no dues, but we occasionally pass the hat to pay for hosting our website, etc. We look forward to meeting you!

Interested in Presenting or Speaking?

If you have skills that may be used in web design, such as typography, scripting, graphic design, etc, this is a great opportunity for you to promote your business. Contact Us.


  1. I would love to join the group–do I just show up at a meeting or is there something else I need to do? (Signed up for the mailing list.) Cheers!

  2. I am currently an IT engineer in Silicon Valley, but in my free time, I enjoy developing websites. Lynn directed me to your group, and I intend on going to the next meeting at Satellite in Felton to see what you’re all about. I am looking to further develop my web skills and would love to be around those with the same interests.

  3. Cat,

    Continuing my techie theme .. I can make a presentation at a future meeting on virtualization and how it enables Linux, Mac (intel Mac), and Windows users to run IE6, IE7, IE8, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome on the same computer (simultaneously, if you have enough resources). The programs are easy to implement, free, and mostly open source.


  4. Thanks Cat for organizing this, Lots of stimulating conversation as always. I look forward to the 14th meeting. I will forward the drop-down menu code to the mail group in case someone finds it useful.

  5. I’m bummed that I can’t be at the meeting today, but I really want to hear what all you come up with. I hope someone will post notes about the meeting, as to details about the website and other plans in the making.

    I am happy to host and work on the group website, if there is enough interest. I was thinking that we could have pages dedicated to individuals in the group to show your work, write articles, etc, as well as having a group context. We could have a reference page for web developers and this site would also help market our own businesses. It could be as big or small as the energy we have to put into it.

    I can’t wait to hear what you all come up with today!


  6. Cat, Thank you for your wonderful job on getting this blog up. I’m enjoying watching our little group grow in numbers and in content of what we’re doing.

  7. Thanks, Cat. I posted an excerpt from your email about this blog in the SCWD group page on Facebook, so that should drive any traffic from there over here. Also, thanks for the link to the DesignCruz forum—I had completely forgotten about that and am surprised to see it’s been active all along! I’ll have to go there more often.

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