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Improve your content with Google Analytics: March 2014 Web Council

1936 photo of three University of Washington crew team members standing

Web Council is this Thursday, March 20th. Rick Ells will share his takeaways from the Feb ConveyUX Conference, Michael Wiegand of Portent will visit to teach us about improving our website content with Google Analytics, and Ben Erickson will give us a tour of the new UWAA 125th Anniversary website.

Trumba FAQs, touch development and UW SharePoint: February 2014 Web Council

Marketing Web Team page on iPhone

Web Council returns this Thursday; same time (9-10:30 a.m.) and same place (Odegaard 220). Bill Schaefer and Fang Lin will demystify the Trumba event calendar, the Web Team’s very own Jon Swanson will give us a primer on Web development for touch screens, and ACA’s Greg Fricks will share examples of how the UW community is best using SharePoint.

January Web Council recap


Stephanie Krimmel and Caitlyn Clauson shared their case study for an OPB interactive landscape survey, Harry Hayward updated us on the cost to caption and transcribe video using the new UW-preferred vendor, and Dane gave a high-level tour through the world of jQuery, Backbone.js and other modern front-end development tools utilizing Javascript.

HTML5, jQuery and an interactive survey: January 2014 Web Council

Rainier Vista in winter during sunset

The first Web Council of 2014 will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Learn about an interactive landscape survey designed to help steward Seattle campus development over the next 20 years, get an update from Harry Hayward on the UW-preferred closed captioning vendor, and bring your most burning questions about HTML5 and jQuery for Dane Odekirk’s keynote presentation.

Web Council survey results

Graph: No is 3, don't know is 3, depends on topic is 9, yes is 13, blank/no opinion is 14

To all 42 Web Council attendees who took the time to fill out our yearly Web Council survey: Thank you! And now that we’re firmly rooted in 2014, I thought it would be a good time to share the final survey results—all repackage into nifty charts and graphs.

The future of search: November 2013 Web Council

1963 photo of man in suit and bow-tie, wearing giant device with two antennas that cover his eyes

For our final Web Council of 2013, special guest Duane Forrester of Bing will give us a tour into the future of search technology. We will then hear from Joel Walters about the newly launched Admissions site, plus Greg Frick from ACA will tell us all about the Microsoft SkyDrive Pro services that recently became available to UW students, staff and faculty.

October Web Council recap

Campus map displayed on iPhone

Drew Collins from the College of the Environment showed off their new and improved site, guest speaker Lauren Hall-Stigerts discussed microsite branding and shared her favorite tools and tricks, plus Tracy Mehlin and David Campbell from the UW Botanic Gardens gave us a detailed look behind the scenes on their soon-to-launch interactive Arboretum map.

August Web Council recap

Globe in Suzzallo Library

Alas, we have no Tegrity recording this month. I think the computer in Odegaard 220 is shy, so I’ve enrolled it in Matt McGarrity’s Public Speaking MOOC. Let’s hope that will do the trick in time for our September Web Council. In the meantime, here is your recap and slide deck round up.

Libraries redesign and online learning: August 2013 Web Council

Odegaard library's remolded entrance

Can you believe it’s already time for the August Web Council? Christine Tawatao will give us a sneak peek at the new Libraries site, Matt McGarrity will discuss the challenges and opportunities he’s had teaching 100,000+ students online, and Katherine Turner will give us her WebVisions Portland 2013 takeaways.

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