Archive for 2013

TPR9: WordPress Themes 102

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Curtiss Grymala: University Webmaster, University of Mary Washington During this session, Curtiss Grymala will run through some of the handiest tips and tricks for developing your own WordPress theme. Grymala will run through a series of functions and features you can use when developing your theme. This session assumes some basic knowledge of PHP and […]

AIM8: In Users We Trust: Using Social Media APIs to Build Community

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Sheri Lehman: Interactive Marketing Specialist, Chapman University Ben Cole: Web Technology Specialist, Chapman University Chapman University’s web and interactive marketing team has gotten in the habit of asking big questions: How to give power to the people, and how to use social media API’s to measure the value of good content? Social media has already […]

HEWEB13:  Can Has Graphics? Infographics and Animated Video for Beginners HEWEB13: Can Has Graphics? Infographics and Animated Video for Beginners

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

#WRK3 Workshops Track Nikki Massaro Kauffman – Interface Designer, Penn State World Campus John “Buck” Buckwalter – Educational Technologist, Penn State World Campus powe In our workshop, we will work with anyone (artsy people, web geeks, newbies, trained monkeys, untrained monkeys, your grandma, etc.) and give you some easy tips and tricks to creating infographics […]

Placemarks (Wordpress Plugin) Placemarks (WordPress Plugin)

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Embed custom maps into posts and pages. Allow authors to easily manage the placemarks. Grab the Placemarks right here! Example [placemarks alt=”false”] Description Adds a new ‘placemark’ post type that allows users to create and update map content. The author interface includes: Place An interactive map to drop and move pins A way to edit […]

Placemarks to the People Slides Placemarks to the people

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Buildings and parking aren’t the only locations that people need to find on your campus. Why then, are they the only items marked on your maps? The technology to create beautiful, interactive maps has been around for a while. Unfortunately, many colleges choose to only include a limited amount of information. Often, it’s not a […]

Honey Honey

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

We started keeping bees this year. So far, it has been fun and rewarding. The hive is doing well and our garden is fully pollinated. I didn’t expect to harvest honey this year, but the girls were packing it in so well that we decided to steal two frames. Since we don’t have an extractor, […]

Mother of all SPAM comments

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

A curious comment was just posted on… {I have|I’ve} been {surfing|browsing} online more than {three|3|2|4} hours today… What the heck? Spammers  are locked in a constant struggle against the filters we use to keep our sites clean. They have to slightly tweak and randomize the messages each time to be effective. In this case, […]

WV13: Your CSS is a Mess WV13: Your CSS is a Mess

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Speaker: Jonathan Snook CSS is easy? CSS is messy! And as a project grows, it only gets messier. You find yourself throwing !important at everything or fighting with long selectors just to get a style to overrule another. This session looks at a few quick tips to help bring things under control. Notes: Good examples […]

WV13: Mobile Web Design Anti-Patterns WV13: Mobile Web Design Anti-Patterns

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Speaker: Dave Shea Mobile design is necessarily about embracing constraints, but sometimes we go too far. We strip down our content to a bare minimum in pursuit of misguided ideals about mobile context. We provide ‘useful’ mobile UI components that immediately proceed to get in a user’s way. We make improper assumptions about a user’s […]

WV13: Typography is the New Black WV13: Typography is the New Black

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Speaker: Jim Kidwell In recent years web and motion designers have woken to the power and centrality of typography in visual communication. Jim Kidwell presents an array of the best cutting-edge typography, alongside a few cautionary tales of how crap typography can contradict a message or damage a brand. Notes: Typography is visceral Critical to […]