February 2008

The Deceptive Calm of the Blog vs. The Exciting Reality of the Refresh (plus general updates)

February 27, 2008

As you may have noticed, last week was a little quiet here on the blog. Even though we urge bloggers to post at least once a week, sometimes the Web team also encounters issues on the road to happy posting….

Let’s all hold hands and form a circle

February 25, 2008

No, we’re not going to sing “Kumbaya” (but if that’s your thing, by all means, please don’t let me stop you). Since the early days of the web, web writers and programmers have sought to create “connections” between content. Hyperlinks…

Thinking Outside the (Takeout) Box

February 14, 2008

We were concluding a recent dinner of Chinese takeout. Tasty, satisfying. And now it was fortune cookie time. The best part! I opened up my cookie: “Joy comes from adventure today. Time to shake the world up.” Ooohh. Exciting. Lost…

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

February 13, 2008

A Web refresh, that’s who. How do we do what we do? How do we approach a site refresh? It’s really funny, but when I was thinking about how I would tell you all of this, I was reminded…

Refresh and Remodel

February 11, 2008

So far, we’ve talked about our philosophies and views on the refresh. What’s worth noting is how we got to where we are so far. That is the point of this blog, after all: to shed more light on what…

Keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times!

February 08, 2008

Embarking on a refresh for the college site sounds daunting, even to me. But it’s not really that crazy of a thing, this refresh. It’s like going out and getting some new accessories for your little black dress. It’s…


February 07, 2008

A few days ago Melissa, Aaron, and I attended an AMA Webinar on Google Analytics and Website Optimizer—very cool. Google has free software that allows you to randomly test different versions of a page with live traffic. You can then…

The College as an island? No! The college as a peninsula!

February 05, 2008

Oh the vast array of colleges in the Buffalo area! UB, Medaille, Canisius, Daemen, Trocaire, NU, ECC, NCCC, and so on. Every college has an assortment of events, each thrown out there via their campus calendars. Each is important and…

“Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in!”

February 01, 2008

Sue Zilliox and I recently presented a session on making the most of your faculty/staff Web presence at Winterim. Working with Mark McBride and Marc Bayer from E. H. Butler Library, we focused on using/maintaining faculty/staff template pages and explaining…

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