"We weren't generating sitemap xml's before I arrived here. We immediately started doing so and it is fundamental to our strategy. I still think it's a matter of not knowing to do so, or like you mentioned that it's not worth the…"
A few comments:
1. Making the large image so big that it pushes your news content below the fold is an interesting design decision. I realize you're placing the emphasis on "telling the story," which I think is right on, but…"
I've been saying all week that I'll post this "when the site is ready." But nothing is ever ready on the web, and the cleanup on the long tail of our site will continue for a while, so I'll just ask:Would you mind sharing thoughts, critiques, etc. of our relaunched site:http://www.jhu.eduThe only background I'll give you (because site visitors never get any pep talk either) is that we're trying to radically simplify our presentation from the usual clutter of a…See More
"We are also using Bedework, an open source solution developed by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. It's been great to collaborate with RPI and the other schools who are now using it. We've been able to do some additional customization to…"
I use Google Calendar with a java script that displays it in an unordered list.
I can easily publish it in different ways, and share it with other Google Accts.
My ghetto solution works really well so far, though it's not really the…"
"I dunno, I don't like the juxtaposition of the labels "Parents & Families" and "Kids & Families." I'm not even sure why kids would be important enough to earn such a high billing in navigation. Other than that,…"
I just came across the UVA web site recently. And while I've been focusing on radical streamlining of university web sites, they do such a good job of organizing the traditional "university web site for all audiences," I'd like to hear more about how they got where they are today.Any UVA folks on this forum, or does anyone here have contacts in their web group?Thanks.TimSee More
"Change is inevitable, and you want to make sure your content is still consistent after you reorganize your site. Check out the importance of using dependency tags in OU Campus to make sure both your site visitors and search engines can still find…"
"Planning a dream kitchen is like redesigning a website. It's easy to change the colors, but if the content doesn't provide what users need, your site visitors will not find value. So where do you start?"
"Your website’s voice helps drive your brand and deliver consistency across your site. In our latest blog post, Jim Heiney from Lock Haven University shows how to keep that consistency using OU Campus."
Just a brief note to inform all University developers that we have just published a new ranking of the top 200 Universities in Facebook based on the number of likes (fans count) each Facebook page has. Visit http://www.4icu.org/top-universities-facebook/For the US listing of all Universities in Facebook and their fans count popularity please visit…See More
So way back in "the day" (eight or so years ago), our employee/student email inboxes were routinely deluged with 40+ individual email messages per day due to the "campus-wide" email lists being open for anyone here to send messages to.Enough people eventually decried the situation, so we came up with an email/website "publication" that was basically akin to a "daily digest email" of what were originally individual messages.This was highly successful and took a large part of the burden off of…See More
Just a suggestion regarding a sustainable future for UWEBD (software platform). When I was at OmniUpdate we migrated from Ning to SocialEngine. SE has a Ning 2 import tool: http://get.socialengine.com/ning/ The process was pretty smooth for…"