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Web Redesign RFP
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We're working through a web redesign project and want to develop an RFP to bring in outside help for this project (information architecture, design, and implementation). Would anyone be willing to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Feb 13, 2012.

Web Personas
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A while ago, we attended an online UIE seminar on adhoc personas presented by Tamara Adlin. Using personas seems like a great way to make sure our web site is meeting the needs of our users and for…Continue

Tags: audience, redesign, persona

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michelle Mierzwa Nov 3, 2010.

Web Staffing Survey
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As part of a Web site redesign process, the College of Lake County would like to collect benchmark information about other colleges’ Web teams. Specifically, we’re interested in identifying the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Klein Apr 5, 2010.

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Carmen Lowry replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Events calendaring vs. room/space reservation systems...
"We use Resource 25 for scheduling. The college has recently implemented 25Live which includes a sophisticated calendaring feature. I have only attended the training thus far, but as a Web Developer I have been quite impressed with the flexibility…"
Apr 4, 2013
Steve replied to Carmen Lowry's discussion Web Redesign RFP
"We've had good and bad experiences with redesigns, which seemingly had no relationship to the amount we paid to accomplish them. When we started talking redesign a number of years ago, I prepared the attached document to go over the types of…"
Feb 13, 2012
Carmen Lowry posted a discussion

Web Redesign RFP

We're working through a web redesign project and want to develop an RFP to bring in outside help for this project (information architecture, design, and implementation). Would anyone be willing to share RFPs you've used, recommend any agencies that you've worked with, and give any advice on pitfalls to avoid in this process? Anyone who's done this, would you also be willing to share the scope and cost of your project?Thanks,CarmenWeb Architect/DeveloperCollege of Lake…See More
Feb 8, 2012
Michelle Mierzwa replied to Carmen Lowry's discussion Web Personas
"Hi Carmen- I work with many community colleges on their web redesign projects and we develop user personas as part of our process. Most of the time, we're sure to identify no more than 2 primary user personas (for community colleges this is…"
Nov 3, 2010
Carmen Lowry posted a discussion

Web Personas

A while ago, we attended an online UIE seminar on adhoc personas presented by Tamara Adlin. Using personas seems like a great way to make sure our web site is meeting the needs of our users and for prioritizing requests.http://www.uie.com/events/virtual_seminars/ad_hoc_personas/However, as a community college, we are struggling to define our personas feeling like we have too many. Our college offers career degree and…See More
Oct 29, 2010
Carmen Lowry replied to Kris Isaacson's discussion How many are in your department?
"We for the past few years have had 2 people dedicated to the public web sites -- 1 Web Developer in IT and 1 Web Content Specialist, who is also the Web Designer, in PR. We develop and maintain 3 public-facing web sites and one internal site…"
Aug 26, 2010
Michael Klein replied to Carmen Lowry's discussion Web Staffing Survey
"Many thanks; I found the survey results most insightful!"
Apr 5, 2010
Khristine Anderson replied to Carmen Lowry's discussion Web Staffing Survey
"Thanks Michael, lots of great info there. I noticed that 253 responded! Any suggestions on how to get more schools to participate in filling out a survey?"
Mar 23, 2010
Michael Fienen replied to Carmen Lowry's discussion Web Staffing Survey
"I think you'll find the survey we did over at .eduGuru on this topic helpful: http://doteduguru.com/id3967-state-of-the-university-web-department-survey-results.html"
Mar 19, 2010
Carmen Lowry posted a discussion

Web Staffing Survey

As part of a Web site redesign process, the College of Lake County would like to collect benchmark information about other colleges’ Web teams. Specifically, we’re interested in identifying the number and kinds of staff (as well as outside freelancers) devoted to creating and maintaining high-quality Web sites. This will help us assess the level of staffing we will need as we continue to develop and enhance our own web site.We would like to include your institution in ourbenchmarking. …See More
Mar 17, 2010
Carmen Lowry replied to Michelle Mierzwa's discussion Online Alumni Magazines
"The Web Content Specialist at our institution used Issuu to post the Alumni magazine online: http://www.clcillinois.edu/roles/alumni.asp We're currently using the free version and she said it was really easy to set up and just upload your PDF."
Mar 16, 2010
Carmen Lowry is now a member of University Web Developers
Mar 16, 2010

Profile Information

Employer?
College of Lake County
Website:
http://www.clcillinois.edu
Personal Website:
http://clcpages.clcillinois.edu/home/isc073/
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
web application development, information architecture, web accessibility
What CMS are you using?
none
What department or office are you in?
Information Technology Services
Primary Job Responsibility
At CLC, I am the primary web developer for the College’s main web site (www.clcillinois.edu), James Lumber Center web site (jlcenter.clcillinois.edu), Workforce & Professional Development Institute web site (wpdi.clcillinois.edu) and intranet. My responsibilities include:
- Work with Public Relations on design and organization of web sites
- Code templates using XHTML and CSS
- Design and develop data-driven applications using ASP, .NET/C# and SQL Server (e.g. content management tools, event listing, A to Z index, display including search of course description data extracted from PeopleSoft, etc.)
- Ensure web site meets Illinois and Federal accessibility requirements
- Manage Verity Ultraseek Search Engine and Google Custom Search
- Monitor web stats using WebTrends and Google Analytics
Number of students at your institution
18,000

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HighEdWeb Invites Nominations for Board of Directors

The Higher Education Web Professionals Association Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association, working to create and manage policy, coordinate business issues, and manage the growth and prosperity of HighEdWeb. The Board meets monthly to discuss updates and issues, and works to lead various Association initiatives year-round.There are several open Director spots, due to growth and natural term expiration, and so HighEdWeb is now inviting nominations. Nominations (of yourself or…See More
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Beth Hastings posted a discussion

Web Designer opening - Columbia, Missouri

Job SummaryThe Web Designer position works closely with various college departments to create and maintain a college website that is marketing focused and content driven. This individual is a talented and creative graphic designer with strong background in designing modern and innovative web pages. The ability to implement the designs into working web pages using front-end development skills in HTML5 and CSS3 is key.Essential FunctionsDesign visually-appealing, innovative web pages and graphics…See More
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Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"New blog post from Jim Heiney of Lock Haven University: The Perils and Perks of Outside Consultants "
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Matt Herzberger replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Transitioning course catalog from old-school InDesign/PDF to web-based system...
"More than anything I would suggest focusing on workflow and how you can manage the process similar to that of the offline pdf creation process. So might want to do a proof of concept with wordpress to see if you can pull it off and then also looked…"
May 20
Doug Thompson posted a discussion

Transitioning course catalog from old-school InDesign/PDF to web-based system...

So, the "powers that be" here are looking into various catalog systems...for next year.In the meantime, we're now working on our (hopefully last) old-school InDesign/PDF catalog, and I got to thinking...maybe it would be a good thing to do some sort of web-based static page (to keep it simple, for now) catalog this time around, to make the transition next year to whatever catalog system the "powers that be" decide upon an easier one.We have a Wordpress instance and then we have our regular…See More
May 19
Edward Terry posted a discussion

Web Designer - Austin, TX

I have this open only for a day or so. Please let me know if I can answer any questions.http://www5.austincc.edu/ehire/posting/online_version.php?job_num=1410053See More
May 18
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Join us on Thursday, May 28 at 11 am PT when Becky Vardaman and Robyn Anderson from Converge Consulting and our very own Rich Paul discuss the impact of Google's recent mobile-friendly update. Register now!"
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Ronna Johnston added a discussion to the group Mobile
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Conference Mobile App

We are hosting a large conference in 2016 and looking for a simple mobile app to use, we don't have time to build one in house. Just something with venue info and sessions as a base. Does anyone have suggestions? Thanks much!Ronna JohnstonUniversity of Northern ColoradoSee More
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Cascade Server CMS

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May 14
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"New article featured in Career College Central about course catalogs by Lance Merker: "Going Mobile: Five Steps to a Mobile-Friendly Course Catalog"  "
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Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"A BIG OmniUpdate welcome to Iowa Western Community College!"
May 13
Jeff Rauschert replied to Katie Ryan Lambert's discussion Website Redesign - Change Management & Communications
"Katie, we are in the same boat as you. We will be changing to a site that focuses more on prospective students, moving non-related content to SharePoint. We have similar concerns but are going in with a plan of cutting our number of content authors…"
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Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Rogue websites can cause all kinds of problems for your higher ed website, but how do you stop them for good? Check out these steps in today's blog post "Taming the Beast: Rogue Websites in Higher Ed" Taming the Beast: Rogue…"
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Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Congratulations to University of Michigan School of Public Health for going live in OU Campus v10 with design by Michigan Creative! sph.umich.edu  "
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Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
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Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"This Friday May 8 at 10 am PT Higher Ed Live will present "Communication United: Social Media and Your Website" featuring Elizabethtown College and Pepperdine University. Mark your calendars!  "
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