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Rich Powell posted a status
"The 18,000 page Griffith University website has been live for 17 months now with HTML5 and responsive mobile design built into every page."
Mar 27, 2013
Rich Powell replied to Daryl Zamora's discussion Google Sites on Google Apps
"Hi Daryl, Griffith University apparently has a few sites set up using this tool. I haven't yet identified them specifically. We are currently migrating all staff to gmail which will cause every staff member to have a Google account. I has been…"
Nov 28, 2011
Rich Powell replied to Terry Boehmker's discussion Google Analytics conglomerate tracking
"What metrics are the discrepancies appearing in? If it is visitors, unique visitors, and repeat visitors,  these numbers can't be added or multiplied together if there are different profile numbers. There is no way of telling if a unique…"
Nov 28, 2011
Rich Powell commented on Ed Parker's group HTML5
"Erik, could you give me hints (or better, URLs) as to which sited at ND are built in HTML5? I'm sure I could work it out by looking at the source code, but I would be looking for a while."
Nov 14, 2011
Rich Powell commented on Ed Parker's group HTML5
"Watch out for print styling in IE. The parser can't understand HTML5. This is very hard to work around."
Nov 14, 2011
Rich Powell commented on Ed Parker's group HTML5
"Who out there has implemented HTML5 on their website(s)? I'm interested to exchange experiences from anyone who has done large-scale HTML5 or CSS3 work."
Nov 10, 2011
Rich Powell commented on Ed Parker's group HTML5
"The Griffith University webteam recently redesigned our website homepage in HTML5. This allowed us to support mobile devices more easily."
Aug 12, 2011
Rich Powell joined Ed Parker's group


Any and everything pertaining to HTML 5.
Aug 12, 2011
Rich Powell replied to Marie Raney's discussion What kind of authentication in your drupal sites? in the group Drupal
"I just came across this information."
Jan 3, 2011
Rich Powell replied to Marie Raney's discussion What kind of authentication in your drupal sites? in the group Drupal
"Griffith University is interested in using SAML and Shibboleth authenticaion for Drupal websites to allow it to integrate with other Australian universities and with other web resources at Griffith university using a single sign-on. Has anyone else…"
Dec 23, 2010
Rich Powell joined Mark Greenfield's group
Dec 23, 2010
Rich Powell replied to Jeff Miller's discussion Brand guidelines for website vendors
"Did the website vendor duplicate your website appearance in the course of delivering a project for your University, or was it for an external customer?"
Dec 22, 2010
Rich Powell replied to Carrie Saarinen's discussion The Twitter hand-off: who will tweet when I leave?
"It sounds like you started twitter as a pilot "on a whim" and it has worked out successfully. So your supervisor didn't ask you and it wasn't formally a project expecting certain outcomes. How about a short report to your…"
Dec 22, 2010
Rich Powell added a discussion to the group Ning Users Group

SAML authentication

Has anyone looked at authenticating Ning users using SAML or Sibboleth?I hear this authentication approach is being widely adopted in the US.In Australia, the Australina Access Federation (AAF) has adopted Shibboleth authetication for authentication educational institutions and services providers to assist with research collaboration.Griffith University is looking into options to authenticate to externally hosted software and services using this mechanism as a standard.See More
Dec 22, 2010
Rich Powell joined Mark Greenfield's group

Ning Users Group

This group is for anyone interested in how to use Ning
Dec 22, 2010
Rich Powell replied to Michael Fienen's discussion Streaming Video Solutions
"In the absence of a formal Univeristy-wide solution a number of groups have done their own thing like YouTube and Vimeo. For those Universities who have a streaming video solution, has this replaced using external alternative solutions? Live…"
Dec 13, 2010

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Griffith University
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
Federated Content Management, Project Management, Strategy
What CMS are you using?
My SOurce Matrix
What department or office are you in?
Information Services
Primary Job Responsibility
Project Management
Number of students at your institution

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At 10:02pm on November 29, 2010, Hariet Waffenschmidt said…
Hi, no, it is someone else who is not part of this network. Can you let me know what your work email address is so that I can pass on his details?
At 7:30pm on October 11, 2010, Hariet Waffenschmidt said…
Hi, yes, but he is not a member of this network.. I will ask him if he'd be willing to get in touch.
At 6:42pm on September 28, 2010, Hariet Waffenschmidt said…
Hi Rich, thanks for contacting me but unfortunately I'm not the best person to share best practice with as I'm not personally involved with the CMS. Sorry


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John Jackson posted a discussion

Web developer

The Web Communications team at Virginia Tech seeks a web designer/developer. This is an exciting time to join our team. We are migrating to a new content management system and expect this person to assist in the effort to develop templates, implement designs, and help us determine how the visual standards will evolve for new devices. Going forward, the successful candidate will work to develop new layouts for the web, mobile devices, and apps. Full job description with a  link to the…See More
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Jenn Baker posted a discussion

University of Alaska Fairbanks Digital Communications Manager

The Digital Communications Manager is a key member of the leadership team of the Marketing and Communications office. Reporting to the director of Marketing and Communications and working with highly motivated colleagues, the manager will oversee a cohesive, leading-edge digital communications strategy that advances the university's national and global impact and image. The manager will oversee staff responsible for the UAF website, social media, and videography. The Digital Communications…See More
23 hours ago
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Another responsive site! Way to go Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Looks fantastic!"
23 hours ago
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Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Loving all the gadget ideas! Have you submitted yours?"
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Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Look who’s responsive now! Clark College went live with their new site. Congratulations!"
Sep 17
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"  How well do your campus emails render on mobile devices? Read about our Email Campaign Manager in today’s blog post! "
Sep 16
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Nominations for the third annual Critics' Choice CMS Awards are closing Oct 1! Don’t forget to submit OU Campus for consideration. Recommended categories include: Best Enterprise JAVA CMS, Best Cloud CMS for Enterprise, and Most…"
Sep 15
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"  After the mad rush of classes starting, how do you keep your web editors energized for the rest of the academic year? Read how Lower Columbia College does it in today's blog post!"
Sep 12
Profile Icondavid wickins, Alice Nguyen and John Hartley joined University Web Developers
Sep 12
Seth Meranda posted a discussion

Seeking an Web Interactive Producer

I'm looking to add someone with HTML/CSS and UI/UX experience to my team at Concordia University, Nebraska. We're located just outside Lincoln, NE.Position Summary:  This position serves as a member of the marketing communication team and provides leadership and strategy for the creation, implementation and maintaining of web and email productions used in promotion and advancement of the University's mission.General Duties:Implements, designs and optimizes user interfaces for and…See More
Sep 11
Nancy R. Bailey posted a discussion

Web Development Specialist

The Institute for Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University is looking for a web development specialist (technology support analyst).  To provide support and consult on web development, design, coding, and modifying hosted websites.  Provide web application development and web communications support, as well as maintain duties for web-based projects which include interactive multimedia, graphics, tutorials, and social media.  Knowledge of and experience with…See More
Sep 10
Maggie Slater commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Such great information within the talk! Thanks for sharing!  :)"
Sep 9
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Missed yesterday’s E-expectations talk with Chris D’Orso, Stephanie Geyer, and our own Lance Merker? See it here."
Sep 9
Sara Clark posted a discussion

Missouri State University seeks new media specialist

Missouri State University is accepting applications for a new media specialist in the offices of university communications and Web and new media.Position comes with superior benefits, including group health insurance, life insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, wellness programs and professional development opportunities. Learn more about benefits.Responsibilities:Works to ensure that assigned websites and social media content,…See More
Sep 8
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Sep 4
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Central Connecticut State University went live with their responsive website. Great job!!"
Sep 4

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