Archive for the ‘highedweb2010’ Category

Talking to Your Boss About Twitter…

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Lori Packer Web Editor, University of Rochester Surprisingly few people in here. I bet all these (after lunch) sessions are the same. Have the Heweb attendees all fallen into food coma? Obstacles: 1) Twitter is easy to mock – weird vocabulary and people don’t get it. 2) They know, but they don’t know. 3) Shouldn’t […]

Four Web Design Patterns for a Semantic Web in Higher Ed Four Web Design Patterns for a Semantic Web in Higher Ed

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Brian Panulla Independent Consultant, Panulla Information Systems Right On – another person from Portland! Why do we need a new web? Semantic Web is not a new web – it’s the infrastructure. It is not: Semantic HTML Warmed-over AI (well not completely :) Magic – there are many ways to do this. Why do we […]

Designing iOS Apps Using Web Standards Designing iOS Apps Using Web Standards

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Kristofer Layon Designer, University of Minnesota Introduction Here today to make a case for native apps. Designing apps with Web Standards An orientation to iTunes Connect Walk away with apps that work (not just a demo) iOS Table view != HTML Tables please calm down everyone :) 3Billion (with a B) downloaded to date. NimbleKit […]

Learning to Love the API: Social

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

You can also control your social world through the API. As you might expect Facebook has an extensive API. Personally, though, I am more of a Twitter fan ;) The API for twitter used to be simple. You could simply pass a username and password to issue most commands. Here, we are adding a friend […]

Learning to Love the API: Analytics

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Media is cool and all, but don’t forget about the raw data. With Google Analytics’ Data API you can parse and display that juicy data. For the PHP people, I would highly recommend using GAPI (Google Analytics API PHP Interface) to simplify things! The following is used to display the most read pages on our […]

Learning to Love the API: Video Examples

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Player API You can control the playback of a video using the YouTube Player API. Here is an snippet from The full script is located at: caption-scripts.js var ytplayer = null; function onYouTubePlayerReady(playerId) { // set up player ytplayer = document.getElementById(‘videoplayer’); ytplayer.addEventListener(‘onStateChange’, ‘onytplayerStateChange’); ytplayer.addEventListener(‘onError’, ‘onPlayerError’); } . . . // return focus to video […]

Learning to Love the API: Photo Examples

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Displaying Photos Displaying photos is easy if you use a plugin to simplify the Flickr Services API. This example uses a local copy of jQuery Flickr by Daniel MacDonald. Here is what the example looks like live. You will need your own API key. Even Better The following is a function that I set up […]

Learning to Love the API: Map Examples

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Displaying Lets get started with a simple map using Version 3 of the Google Maps API. Here is one straight from the documentation: example with marker Google Maps JavaScript API v3 Example: Marker Simple Dynamically Displaying Now here is an example that is much more complex. Not only does it add infowindows, custom icons and […]

Learning to Love the API Learning to Love the API

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

At Portland Community College we have a huge student body, a gigantic amount of Web content, and a tiny little Web team trying to manage it all. Over the years, we have built a collection of custom Web apps to help us out. These work well, but take time and massive resources to maintain. All […]