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…"
"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."
"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…"
"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."
"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…"
"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…"
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.
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"Hi Julie, I use a plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/page-links-to/) to set up simple page redirects. Using it at our root site to link to a deep page or an external page gives a 'short-ish' URL. brescia.uwo.ca/give/ is an example that…"
"Me neither :-) But when I tried to send you a message, it notified me that I could only message you if we're friends. I was curious about your experience with Wordpress as a CMS for your University website? We're a small University as well…"
My experience has been very positive. We are now running several WordPress multisites, and if I could encapsulate the results it would be:
Much improved editing experience for departmental users compared to other CMS.
"Cara, your links have been extremely useful. We're seriously considering migrating to Wordpress over the summer. We've used TYPO3 since 2009, which is another open-source CMS. I appreciate all the comments posted so far, but I wonder what…"
"Given a relatively small volume of pages, it is probably best to handle this manually, ensuring that your workflow triggers a translation when the English version of the page changes. With this approach you can use either local translators, or…"
I've been tasked with getting some of our website translated into Spanish and Chinese. We had some pages translated into Spanish several years ago, but since multi-lingual was not part of our workflow, the content on those pages quickly became out-of-date and were just recently removed from the site.Do any of you have pages translated to other languages? Do you use a 3rd-party service to do it, or someone on campus with those skills? Or an automated service like Google translate?For those of…See More
"Thanks for responding, Erik! I agree and like your point about it being a different kind of piece without a call to action. Those projects have their place, but is sometimes hard to justify carving out the time for them."
"We did one in 2012 and 2013, but not 2014. We initially got caught up in the buzz because everyone was doing them, and it seemed like a fun idea. But this last cycle we were so busy with other projects we couldn't justify carving out the time.…"
We're looking for a service or tool that will let employees create their own business card and have a press-ready PDF sent to our print shop. Ideally the employee would type in their info into a form, and that text would be dropped into a predefined PDF template. I know this falls under the "web to print" industry, but I haven't found any workable services yet. Thanks!See More
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