"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
This may, or may not be a long shot, I returned to higher ed web management in January. One of the joys I have inherited is refining the UX for our student services portal. While I am a long time php abuser, I have less experience with .net based applications...are there people out there who are dealing with same? Does anyone want to trade experiences/answer occasional questions?Thanks,Ken PooleyWebmaster Southern Maine Community Collegehttp://www.SmccME.eduSee More
The Marketing Communications group in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT) is looking for an enthusiastic, talented full-time User Experience Consultant (Project Position) to join our team.Your roleWe need someone who is driven–dare we say obsessed–to understand and define the challenges our users face and the types of experiences that will be most user-friendly and effective for them. Help us understand, translate, and communicate users’…See More
Web Specialist / Designer at Syracuse UniversityApply at: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/53226The role of a web specialist is to facilitate the use of web-based technologies to support divisional goals and enhance communications.Responsibilities Include:Focus web communications throughout the Division to provide a consistency of design, brand and message.Provide guidance and leadership to the Division in all areas of web…See More
"Thanks very much for the update, Dan. I had a look at your RFP a while ago and wondered how your search went. I hope to be able to contacted you off-list at some point for a few specifics as we're looking to do something similar.
Hi All,When you search for Union College in Google (https://www.google.com/#q=union+college) you get a little synopsis of the college in the right hand bar. The logo they are pulling is actually the college seal from a third party site. Does anyone have any tips on how to influence Google to pull a specific logo from our site (preferably of our choosing).-David See More
"We're excited to announce we won a Silver Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year! We are proud of our support staff for all their hard work, and we couldn't ask for a better community of customers. Check out…"