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Shannon Smith
Works at Café Noir Design Inc.
Attended University Of Toronto
Lives in Montreal
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Are you the crafty, fabric hoarding type? (Good! Me too!) I'm hosting a fabric giveaway with Fabric Spark on my sewing blog. Check out my blog for details. http://finishedgarment.ca/a-giveaway/
Nothing says spring sewing like bright colours and pretty fabric! So when Daryl from Fabric Spark contacted me and asked about holding a giveaway, I was super excited. She has a great selection of fabric and lots of bright colours that are perfect for the type of modern [...]
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I'm looking for web design clients for the summer. Know anyone looking for a (multilingual) website? Keep me in mind!
Je cherche des clients pour l'été. Vous connaissez du monde qui cherche un site Web (multilingue)? Gardez-moi en tête!
http://www.cafenoirdesign.com
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Cafe Noir Design specializes in multilingual solutions for the web. Our services include web design, web development, and eCommerce. Our tools: WordPress, ExpressionEngine, and Shopify.
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Avec une solution de caching, un site WP est presque aussi rapide que du HTML pur - sauf il y a le premier utilisateur..., HTML est le plus vite disponible. En plus, comme je connais HTML/CSS/JS pourquoi ajouter une seule ligne de code étrangère? Appels aux base de données (même avec les solution de caching il faut en avoir parfois)? Temps de mises à jour? Lenteur pour cause d'attaques? Problèmes de sécurité? Je n'en ai pas. Inconvénients pour un développeur= 0
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My latest sewing project is for me! Lately my blog has been full of projects for other people, but I have been sewing for myself as well. My latest project is the Renfrew Top by Sewaholic Patterns. I made this
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Annonce: WordCamp Montréal 2015 aura lieu les 4 et 5 juillet. Le lieu est nouveau. Cette année, tout aura lieu sur le campus de l’université Concordia (qui n’a aucune affiliation avec cet événement). Les informations pour l’appel aux conférencières et conférenciers, l’appel aux bénévoles, et l’appel aux commanditaires seront affichés d’ici quelques semaines. 

Announcement: WordCamp Montreal 2015 will take place on July 4 and 5. The venue is new. This year, we’ll be holding the event on the Concordia University campus (they are not associated with the event). Information for the call for speakers, call for volunteers and call for sponsors will be posted in a few weeks.
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A big list of sewing patterns for boys. Et c'est bilingue, donc les bonnes adresses en patrons couture pour garçons pour les francophones également. http://finishedgarment.ca/sewing-boys-la-couture-pour-garcons/
Someone recently asked me where to find sewing patterns for boys. Here is the list I put together. The person asking, sent me the question in French, so I thought I’d do a bilingual post for a change, and also include some links for French speakers. On m’a récemment demandé où trouver des patrons couture (en [...]
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I just updated my Big List of Independent Canadian Pattern Designers http://finishedgarment.ca/big-list-independent-canadian-pattern-designers/ #sewing #cancon #sewcialists
Ok, so it’s not really that big a list – yet! But it has some really great designers. Here is a list of Canadian pattern designers.  If you know of any others, please leave a comment or get in touch. This list was last updated on February 13, 2015. Designers are generally [...]
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Reminder: Tonight at midnight is the deadline for speaker applications for WordCamp Montreal. http://bit.ly/1E9C5P8
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Rappel: Ce soir à minuit est la date limite pour les soumissions WordCamp Montréal. http://bit.ly/1E9COzX
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Photo: Mimi Zhou Each year WordCamp Montreal strives to offer a wide variety of talks and discussions about WordPress. We are looking for people who are excited about WordPress to entertain our att...
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I'm thinking of organizing a sewing meetup in Montreal in April or May. If you're interested, please let me know what dates would work. http://finishedgarment.ca/montreal-spring-sewing-meetup/  
I thought it would be fun to organize a spring sewing meetup here in town. Please let me know if you are interested, what you want to do, and when you're free and I'll take care of the rest!
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We've launched another new website - this time for Vancouver music duo Rhythm & Cello. Check it out. And it will soon be in both English and Spanish. http://rhythmandcello.ca
Rhythm and Cello is a Vancouver music duo ready to quell your folk, rock, reggae and Latin music cravings on acoustic guitar and cello!
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Saint Patrick's Day sewing with velociraptors!  http://finishedgarment.ca/rawwwr-rawwwr-dinosaurs/
Nothing says Saint Patrick’s Day like a velociraptor! Amiright? I wanted to make the kids something green and fun for today. I found some great lime jersey, and figured the Field Trip Raglan T-shirt by Oliver + S, which
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I just updated my Big List of Online Canadian Fabric, Pattern and Notion Stores http://finishedgarment.ca/canadian-online-quilting-fabric-stores/ #sewing #cancon #sewcialists
Finding Canadian companies that sell online can be tough. So I've curated a giant list for you! This is a huge list of Canadian companies that sell quilting fabric, apparel fabric, patterns, and notions.
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Size chart equivalents for kids – Includes ready-to-wear and sewing pattern sizes. http://finishedgarment.ca/size-kid-rough-size-equivalents-sewists/ 
A while ago I made a comparison chart of sizing systems for women. But I thought it would also be useful to do the same thing for children’s sizes. This is a rough guide to how children’s clothing sizes and sewing pattern sizes match up [...]
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CEO, Web developer, WordPress expert, ExpressionEngine expert
Introduction

Does your business or non-profit need a website that works well, looks great and gets results?

I do that. In multiple languages.

I'm the founder of Café Noir Design Inc., a boutique Montreal web design company specializing in bilingual or multilingual web design

I build professional, custom-designed Web sites that will help your business or non-profit accomplish specific strategic goals that matter to you.

I support things like making the web accessible for everyone, using open source software, helping organizations find greener more sustainable ways to operate through online technology and helping non-profits with online community organizing.

I create clean, minimalist designs, that adhere to web standards. My favourite tools include ExpressionEngine and WordPress

My web design studio also provides e-commerce development, search engine optimization, email marketing, social media integration and branding. 

I help organize WordCamp Montreal, and I'm a member of the following groups: 
I'm also a foodie and mother of four.

Are you a geek? 
Then you might want to know that I do the following.

Code: (X)HTML, CSS, javascript/jQuery, php, web standards, semantic hand-coding, microformats, HTML mail coding, unix/linux.

Process: Content strategy, wireframing, PSD/AI mockups, prototyping, usability, statistics, UX, IA, project management, SEO. 

CMS: WordPress, ExpressionEngine, Joomla, Shopify, Magento.
Education
  • University Of Toronto
    Psychology, Neuroscience
  • Concordia University
    Journalism
  • Simon Fraser University
    Psychology, Sociology
  • Université De Montréal
    French, Italian
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Gender
Female
Work
Occupation
Web Developer
Skills
WordPress, CSS, HTML, Web development, Web Design
Employment
  • Café Noir Design Inc.
    Web Designer, Web Developer, CEO, 2007 - present
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Montreal