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Erik Hagen
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  • Thousand Oaks, CA
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Dynamically adding text to a PDF

Started Feb 27, 2015

Facebook integration with campus events calendar
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob Schwarzinger Oct 22, 2012.

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Erik Hagen replied to Michelle L. Monti's discussion Questioning the Value of College Holiday Videos
"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.…"
Feb 27, 2015
Erik Hagen posted a discussion

Dynamically adding text to a PDF

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
Feb 27, 2015
Erik Hagen replied to Jason Slater's discussion Dealing with long newsletters in the mobile age
"Maybe you can do that for iOS and other mobile webkit clients (a majority of people seem to be reading email on phones these days), and then clunky old desktop clients (Outlook) would ignore it and show the full text. I've been able to do some…"
Oct 9, 2013
Erik Hagen replied to Jason Slater's discussion Dealing with long newsletters in the mobile age
"No, I wouldn't like to bounce back and forth between mail and browser, but I would be very surprised if your readers were reading everything in either situation. If the full text is in the email, they're probably just scanning for what…"
Oct 4, 2013
Erik Hagen replied to Jason Slater's discussion Dealing with long newsletters in the mobile age
"I agree with Megg. Short snippets/summaries that link to the full story. I've struggled with the whole concept of a newsletter though. Do people really anticipate and read them anymore? Seems so old school. Unless people opt in and can choose…"
Oct 3, 2013
Erik Hagen replied to Jason Slater's discussion Photo Management Collaboration Tools
"What version of Gallery were you using? We've been using Gallery 3 for a while now and I quite like it. Uploading can be done via the web interface, even in batches, and is easy to use for most people. So not FTP needed. We customized the theme…"
Jul 21, 2013
Erik Hagen replied to Chris Lewinski's discussion Success metrics for web CMS implementation?
"As Annette said, it depends on why you're doing it. What are the problems that need to be solved, and what are the outcomes that can be measured? I'm planning to switch to a CMS from not having one this coming year, and most of our issues…"
Jun 18, 2013
Erik Hagen replied to Kathy Jensen's discussion Content: Header and Footer
"For our global header nav, I've been tracking every click as an event in Google Analytics for several months. It's pretty clear now which links are popular and which are being ignored. I also use Crazy Egg to see clicks on the current…"
Jun 18, 2013

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Employer?
California Lutheran University
Website:
http://www.callutheran.edu
Personal Website:
http://www.erikhagen.net
Find me on Twitter at:
http://www.twitter.com/erik_hagen
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
Interface design, photography, web video
What CMS are you using?
In-house apps + Contribute
What department or office are you in?
Web Communications
Primary Job Responsibility
As Director of Web Communications, manage centralized web team and projects. Develop and execute university web strategy, including web marketing and recruitment, social media, content development, and analytics.
Number of students at your institution
4,100

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