"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
"Emergency Alerts for OU Campus allows you to communicate with students, staff, and the community with custom website announcements. When time matters most, make sure your website is the go-to place for info."
"This is the first time I have been here in a long time. Selfishly, I would hope that you would be able to continue the site, but I understand realities. As I re-acquaint myself, I'm seeing a lot of value in what you have tirelessly built.…"
"Hi Mark, in line with many others who have posted, first a big thank you for providing this resource for so many years. I was a keen reader of it and occasional poster a good few years ago. And I loved my Website Hero mug until I dropped it and had…"
"I was a recent addition and did not find too much activity here that I could leverage but LinkedIn does seem to be the logical destination. Perhaps there is interest here and you can crowd source the migration. Migrating the content could…"
"I would be very sorry to see this resource go. I am just a one person shop at my college and feel quite a alone as far as anyone understanding the complexity of what I do. It's a wonderful thing to see people facing the same challenges I face…"
"I wouldn't feel necessary to stick with Ning if the cost isn't a burden. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Slack are all satisfactory options in my opinion. Slack is a great option for more instant communication, and you'll probably find a lot…"
"Thank you Mark, this has been an invaluable resource - particularly for seeing how our cohorts at other institutions approach the problems we all face.
But, as many people have said today, I haven't visited in a while. I think that's…"
"Regardless of where this goes, Mark, thanks for setting it up and running it all these years!
I find it quite useful myself, lurking mostly, but occasionally joining in where it might help us, or I might be able to provide value. I like having this…"
"OK, I give up. I am at Texas A&M, and @tamu.edu is not listed among those allowed to create userids. Can someone either (1) add TAMU.EDU or (2) send me an invitation to uwebd slack? (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I agree that the paid Ning site may have outlived its usefulness in light of other group media apps. Like many have stated, Slack and FaceBook / LinkedIn groups. are good options. Slack may not have as much adoption as FB or LI yet.
"If you decide to leave Ning, please consider as an additional place to have this discussion group at no cost, the GROUPS.IO discussion group network which is free and of a very high quality. It also provides a wiki to those who have discussion…"
"UWEBD is a site I come to ever so often but would hate for it to go away because it is a great place to meet and get input from other university web developers. Maybe move to a cheaper platform, Facebook group or LinkedIn group would be my choices.…"