Well, folks... what say you?I'm looking at implementing a college cost calculator at our institution and was wondering if there was any information I could glean from the community before I embark on this. Any major Dos or Don'ts? Examples (good and bad) that you love?Many thanks,LukeSee More
"Agreed... And the nice thing was that Android and iPhoneOS were both using the same rendering engine for their browsers (WebKit), so you could reliably code a mobile website across two of the more dominant mobile platforms - the obvious exception…"
"Regarding Windows Phone 7 Series, I'm taking a wait and see attitude. Our traffic is 60-75% iPhone/iPod Touch and maybe 20% "smartphone" which really is a very large collection of devices. I don't think there's necessarily a…"
"From our experience with our mobile website (http://m.wvu.edu/) utility trumps content. For example, campus map, directory and calendar beat out, by a very wide margin, things like campus news and YouTube. So if you can focus on utilities that make…"
"I'd say a prominent contact link and some sort of map/directions are extremely important. I think focusing on the "task-based" nature of your average web-user becomes in even more important in a mobile environment.
"As with any website development, I think a large part of the decision is determining your target audience. If you're designing it for current students, or faculty/staff, the content and design will be different than for prospective students.…"
Hey all --We're going to start looking at making a mobile version of our college's website. I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts on mobile higher ed sites.What features are a must and what are must nots?Being a college within a university, what features do you think we should provide our mobile viewers (our university doesn't really have a mobile-targeted website)?What have your users responded to (both internal and external audiences)?I'm hoping to send…See More
"Something that I think (hope) will contribute to the solution is documentation. We launched a custom built CMS, gave the "power to the people" and, for the most part, it's turned out okay. I would consider our system to be fairly…"
"Hi Kimbel -- Does you manual process include a checklist and workflow documentation?
If not, it sounds to me like checklists and schedulers are your best next steps. You can structure and document what you do now, and then look at it to see if there…"
We're conducting our annual survey on Facebook and Admissions. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at:http://www.varsityoutreach.com/FacebookSurvey/Our GoalOur goal is to explore trends related to how schools are using Facebook to reach out to prospective and admitted students.How Is the Data Used?All data will be shown in the aggregate. Answers from individual schools will not be released and will remain…See More
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something i would like to add in is that
the entries each year are rapidly increasing .
but i think thats cause they take the…"
Stony Brook University web team is looking for some help coding a new design. HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, Responsive Design expertise needed. If you are interested in bidding on this project, I am happy to share more details. Work would need to begin early summer. ..LynnSee More
First of all, apologies for taking so long to respond! Secondly, I am not your web developer for such an issue, but if you can find someone to pick their brain and use as a sounding board, it may be all you need. In the past, when I…"
I know you've been tasked with finding a software solution, though I'm wondering if you may need an interim step first: Does your institution have checklists covering all of the steps needed in on-boarding, relocating, and…"
I've been tasked with finding a software tool that helps manage the onboarding and exit process of new and departing faculty. Ultimately i would like this software to management faculty office interms of when resources can be removed from a particular office and when a new faculty member can be moved in with the necessary resources. This tool should have notifications and alerts so there are no conflicts with someone being removed from a office and someone being placed in a office. Does anyone…See More
"In our case the impact of our current proprietary chat tool seems to be minimal, as it is little-used. It requires log-in with contact details and is slow to load. I don't have any metrics on its impact to back up my perception though.