Archive for the ‘work’ Category

AUD3: Guten tolerance: optimizing the new wordpress authoring experience for higher ed

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Presented by Matt Ryan  With its 5.0 release, WordPress has a new authoring interface called Gutenberg. Some schools have embraced it, and some are holding off for as long as possible. Carleton College happens to have chosen this interesting time to adopt WordPress, and has jumped in to the Gutenberg waters with both feet. What has […]

SNT2: The secret to turning student feedback into actionable insight on common student issues

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Presented by Angela Cavaliere  Have you ever taken the time to observe a student navigate through your institution’s web experience? We all know we are supposed to be doing this, but who has the time or resources? As education professionals, we often underestimate the complexity of the processes we develop and neglect students opinions and perspective. Learn […]

INN1: Harder, better, faster, stronger: supercharge your site with service workers

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Presented by Stephen Fornal Learn to leverage the power of Service Workers to make your site faster, more robust, and even make content available offline! Service Workers are the best kind of progressive enhancement; they work with an ever-increasing number of browsers, and allow you to add more robust caching, prefetching of critical assets, offline content, […]

WPCampus: Mapping with accessibility in mind WPCampus: Mapping with accessibility in mind

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Navigating a large college campus can be daunting for new students, especially for those with a disability. Providing a detailed, accurate, accessible map can help everyone get where they need to go. While the technology to create beautiful, interactive maps has been around for a while – many colleges only include a limited amount of […]

DPA11: Trials and Tribulations of Building an App with React/Redux

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Presented by Alexander Cam Liu, Casey Wright, Gavin Brown We jumped into the fire with trying to build a brand new app with a brand new technology. That didn’t go so well, at first. React/Redux is amazing, once you can wrangle the concepts. Learn how to compartmentalize your code and see how it all fits […]

MPD9: Au Contraire: Debunking Myths & Hippos with Google Analytics

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Presented by Alan Etkin Have you ever cringed as opinions wagged the development of your website? Ever felt that something was terribly wrong with a design or strategy decision but had no way to prove it? Come learn some terrific advanced techniques for using Google Analytics to make informed decisions for a post-secondary website. Through […]

UAD8: Tackling Web Accessibility Challenges with a Homegrown Web App

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Presented by Alison West, Sarah Ryder, Rob Eveleigh Four small liberal arts colleges in Western Massachusetts are working together to develop and implement parallel and collaborative campus-wide IT accessibility solutions. This four college initiative has included the development of a homegrown open source Web accessibility testing Web app (“Accessibility Evaluation Tool”) at Hampshire College that […]

The WordPress API (WRK7) The WordPress API (WRK7)

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

The WordPress API: Web Applications for the REST of Us What: Workshop at the 2017 HighEdWeb conference When: Wednesday, 10/10/2017 Where: Hartford, CT WordPress is an incredible platform for building custom web applications… but until now, it always required a bit of hacking. With the release of the REST API, it has finally become a […]

AIM7: The Dawson Way of Doing Things: A Study of Our Path Using WordPress

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Presented by Jonathan Perlman Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with 10,000+ students and 1,000+ faculty and staff has adopted WordPress as our primary web publishing platform. We’ve mostly had success, but we’ve also had our share of failures and growing pains. In this case study, I’m going to talk about how we started out […]

AIM4: Mobile First: Writing and Designing Page Content in the Age of Mobile

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Presented by Catherine Harwood Are your website pages full of phrases such as “look in the right column” or phone numbers without area codes so they’re not easy to dial on a mobile device? Are your page’s text layouts, tables, and images optimized for both desktop and the responsive move to mobile? With 70 percent […]