Hi all,Diversity has long been an interest of mine, and as a university web developer, ensuring that our web site supports the University's diversity initiatives is a priority for me.Diversity is also a buzzword on most campuses, I think, and administrators, deans, department heads, faculty, and students are all interested in ensuring that diversity is a consideration in most of the decisions we make.Here are some of the things I'm grappling with, and I wonder if anyone else is grappling with…See More
We're currently talking to Localist -- had them here to do some presentations, and we're very likely to go with them.
I did the due diligence and spoke with people from Johns Hopkins, Cornell, and Goucher, all of…"
"That's pretty interesting stuff. I wonder, though, how we can apply it to our own academic mobile presences. We're debating right now the usefulness of a map in our mobile app for current students. I'm sure it would have some…"
"We have "official" titles and "working" titles, too, so I'm "Senior Information Technologist" on official documents, but my business card says "Manager of Web Communications". I do soup to nuts, from hand…"
"Something else to consider if you use Facebook as a vehicle of communication is the blog import tool inside Facebook. Using the import tool you can automagically have every blog post show up inside your Facebook account. Users can even like and…"
"I grabbed these from somewhere some time ago to distribute to those that requested blogging tips... I am by no means taking credit for them!
1. Know Your Audience. Having an image of your target reader helps you craft your approach and limits…"
"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
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"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…"
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