About this site

Purpose

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This is the primary site for the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter. This site replaces the old one at www.stcwdc.org/index.shtml, which is now an archives site. Companion sites are the

This website provides an ongoing presence and communication for chapter members and others interested in our events. This site identifies membership benefits, chapter information, educational resources, speakers' handouts and presentations, community service activities, and many more items of interest to the technical communicator and others interested in the field. It serves as a public relations tool for chapter members and others who want to know about events such as competitions, meetings, workshops, and seminars / webinars sponsored by the chapter and by the Society for Technical Communication.

The chapter provides chapter members with networking tools such as the Chat discussion list; the Events & News site; the Announcements mailing list; and several social media groups such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Tools are provided for the technical communicator in the form of links to Web resources for developing technical materials, information about the career of technical communication, job announcements, ability to provide a resume to potential employers, ability to advertise your documentation company, and more. This archives website provides an historical platform and repository for chapter records, awards, honors and achievements, competition winners, photos, past presidents, and past events.

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Registration is not required to use this site.

Site Design and Contact Information

The Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter website went online in March 1996 coded in HTML 2 using tables for layout and black and white graphics. Since then, the site grew into a state of the art collection of websites that use WordPress 4.4.1, HTML 5, CSS 3, PHP 5, and some Javascript. During 2013-2014, the website was converted to a WordPress platform using the Twenty-Eleven theme. As of January 2016, the website uses the Aaron theme. The site is accessible for all users. With suggestions from chapter members and others, the content of the site encompasses some material that is not always found on other chapter websites. The entire site includes the main site, a Competition site, a Jobs Board, an Events & News site, and an archives site. Site awards are listed on the Site Awards page.

The site was initiated, designed, and coded by Cynthia A. Lockley. The website is maintained by the Website Team Committee.

Website Team Committee Manager job description.

Website Team

Site Accounts Owner / Manager: Cynthia Lockley
Web Diva: Cynthia Lockley
Web Assistant: Trecia Warnholz
Volunteers with HTML, PHP, CSS, and WordPress.org experience are welcome to join the team.
Contributors, Authors, and Guest Authors are encouraged to participate in the Events & News website.

Contact STC

Society for Technical Communication
stc_logo_square-122x1219401 Lee Highway
Suite 300
Fairfax VA 22031
USA
Email: email hidden; JavaScript is required
Phone: 703-522-4114
Fax: 703-522-2075

Accessibility Design and Features

The Accessibility Design and Features page describes the Document Type Designation (DTD), navigation, fonts, style sheets, colors, Web conventions, and other items used to make this site an enjoyable and useful experience for everyone. The following information is provided on the Accessibility Features page.

Chapter and STC Logo Graphics

See the Chapter and STC Logo Graphics page for a variety of graphics you can use for adding links back to the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter pages in your site.

Operating Expenses Fundraising

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Javascript

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Last modified: August 12, 2016
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