Does your college or university have a long-term vision or strategy to which you've connected your work in online communications? If so, could you share here? Specifically, it seems to me that higher ed. online communications is looking and reading more and more alike lately; you can see some examples of this trend at edustyle.net. Similar academic programs, marketing and branding styles, and common buzzwords. One possibility is that some schools are hunkering down during industry upheaval.…See More
This group will explore the future of the higher education web profession. What are the implications for our profession when you combine the current financial conditions with the ongoing (r)evolution of higher education?See More
"Thematic is hugely flexible -- css classes for everything, many widget areas, lots of hooks to customize, and an active forum with many solutions available. The developer is now Automattic's head theme honcho. In order to do a lot, it requires…"
"I, too, would be interested in responses to your question, Sarah.
It would seem to me that there would be good reason to structure catalog content in fields, and I've tried a number of custom post type/custom field plugins which are just…"
Position Title:Operations Director of the Higher Education Web Professionals Association Position Overview:Reporting to the President of the Higher Education Web Professionals Association (www.highedweb.org), the Operations Director is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Association and its volunteers. The Operations Director will work with the Board of Directors to facilitate the implementation of a strategic plan, and lay the…See More
"We have started the move to make all our sites HTTPS. With our InCommon membership (paid by our State Chancellor's Ofice), we get free certificates, so there is no ongoing costs.
In 2014, Google said they give some SEO bumps to HTTPS sites.…"
"Yep, I got the same messages. Some of our sites use SSL and we've been talking about migrating all the rest our sites for a while now. I suspect we will be doing it rather than just talking about it sooner rather than later now. :\"
I recently got a notice from Google that in October 2017 Chrome V62 with show the warning "NOT SECURE" on all our web pages we have a input field for search. Since on most of our pages there is nothing that would require secure information I've never felt the need for HTTPS. Our class registration pages are secure but not the general information pages. The warning is going to scare people though. Are others upgrading their websites?See More
It’s the last week get HighEdWeb 2017 early-bird registration pricing! When you register for the Annual Conference by the end of Monday, July 31, you save $100 — and who doesn’t love that?!Register by July 31 to save $100…See More
"Hi Samuel – WordPress will be a good choice for this kind of project. Can you let us know more about what features you are thinking of adding? It seems to me that a combination of a WordPress site and tightly integrated social media channels…"