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Brett Stoppel replied to Tina's discussion What are some of the current Design Trends people like? in the group Design
"Nice examples. I think navigation footers are great for large sites. Universities with their diverse audiences and robust information architectures are good candidates for them. To point out the obvious, there is also a growing use of rich ui…"
Jul 7, 2009
Ed Welch replied to Brett Stoppel's discussion Supported Browsers in the group Page Coding
"We've been using supersleight and haven't had PNG transparency problems. IE6 users might see a white block in the background of a PNG but it goes away as the page loads. I too would like to see IE6 go away forever."
Jun 1, 2009
Brett Stoppel replied to Sara Langenberg's discussion In site redesign, OK to add designer after building wireframe? in the group Design
"Any good designer will do the needed due diligence to create a great design. With wireframes and research provided to the designer, they should get up the learning curve much faster. If they see a problem with the wireframes and/or content, they…"
May 28, 2009
Brett Stoppel replied to Sara Langenberg's discussion In site redesign, OK to add designer after building wireframe? in the group Design
"We did just that. Though we treat our wireframes as a guide and not as a set in stone layout. It can save some money, but it really helps the group responsible for the web site to discuss what content is needed before the design starts."
May 28, 2009
Brett Stoppel replied to Tina's discussion What are some of the current Design Trends people like? in the group Design
"I have also noticed that organizations are including twitter feeds (as well as flickr and other feeds) on their sites."
May 28, 2009
Brett Stoppel replied to Tina's discussion What are some of the current Design Trends people like? in the group Design
"I like the wall paper when done well. http://www.lawrence.com http://www.msichicago.org http://www.espn.com There are lots of examples around. These are the ones I could think of off the top of my head."
May 7, 2009
Michael McGlynn replied to Brett Stoppel's discussion Supported Browsers in the group Page Coding
"This thing about CSS is, that once you have found a way to deal with a particular browser fault, like MSIE6 and min-width or min-height, you have that solution in your toolbox. You only have to solve the problem once. Yes, they can be different…"
Feb 19, 2009
Gary Thompson replied to Brett Stoppel's discussion Supported Browsers in the group Page Coding
"Sure it is... They'll upgrade eventually. In a specific and very non-pc way, this is a real chicken and egg thing. Do we develop for every browser that's out there (and so every new one and revision that appears) or do we stick with core…"
Feb 19, 2009

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University of Kansas
Website:
http://www.nhm.ku.edu
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
Web applications, frontend engineering, design
What CMS are you using?
None
What department or office are you in?
Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum
Primary Job Responsibility
I just started here so my responsibilities will be shifting over the next few months. Right now I am working on analyzing the requirements for a complete, custom web architecture to support 120 researchers and staff members web needs.
Number of students at your institution
26000

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At 3:20pm on February 1, 2008, Nourisha said…
hey brett. we seem to work in the same regional area. i use ku's website quite a bit for comparison. how do you guys manage such a large site without using a cms?
 
 
 

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