"Your blog and feed approach to CMS training and support sounds like it will be very efficient... We are going to be rolling out a new WordPress multisite network, and that is definitely something I'll adopt as well. Thanks for the tip!"
"I like the idea of giving them something they can take notes with. I am not a fan of printing things that go obsolete quickly. Our old docs held up for 3 years, and I'm crafting the replacements to hold as long as possible -- to…"
"My (totally anecdotal) perception is that printed manuals are not particularly useful to most users these days. When you factor in maintenance and updating of the manual, they are really not worth the effort. Contextual online help, along with a…"
"We've gone for simple, monthly, linking to the full article but include a short description so folks can choose what to read. Perhaps a balance of what is included in full and what should really be a link to a page with more…"
I've seen a few examples of printed, bound training books -- some with tabs. In the long-term I'd love to grow our training materials into something that's a combination of how-to, style guidelines, and related policies. I think then it would be worth the effort.It'll be a while before I have all the content together, so for now I'm curious -- is a training book that is printed and bound effective?I'm investing quite a bit of time developing "Help" pages for each site -- a page with links to…See More
"Didn't see anything on amCharts.
For what we want to use it for we need to be able to plot multiple points per line. In one case it's a faculty member with multiple areas of research, in another it's a course listed across…"
content management, information architecture, accessibility
What CMS are you using?
Cascade Server by Hannon Hill
What department or office are you in?
Primary Job Responsibility
As assistant director of web development at Vassar College I have developed procedures for maintaining over 150 official sites. I am currently implementing an enterprise content management system while managing the manual maintenance of legacy content from over 500 content providers.
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
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
"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…"
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
"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!"
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
"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…"
"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…"
"Today's blog post sums up the Higher Ed Live Special Edition broadcast, “The Catalog to End All Catalogs,” with Nathan Gerber from Utah Valley University and Dawn Truelsen from Fresno State. Get the scoop!
Marj Esch is now a member of University Web Developers