Friday link roundup – September 26

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Happy first Friday of the academic year! This week, we’ve rounded up some parallels on Web and culinary worlds, how to gorilla test mobile designs, and why breadcrumbs are awesome.


September 2014 Web Council: Google & SSL, brand updates and more

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Web Council is this Thursday in Odegaard 220. Join us for the latest on the new UW brand, learn about Google’s recent announcement regarding encrypted sites and hear whether this means we should all adopt https or not, and so much more!


Friday link roundup – September 19

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This week, we’ve rounded up links to Oxford English Dictionary’s new online historical thesaurus, a couple of instances of big companies mistreating their customers, plus a way to create prototypes on your iPad.


Friday link roundup – September 12

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Happy Friday, everyone! This week, we’ve rounded up a podcast about people who make responsive Web redesigns happen, a sketch-filled post from Facebook’s product design director, plus an online tool for creating interactive mockups.


Friday link roundup – September 5

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This week, we’ve rounded up a list of resources on debugging mobile sites, a guide on how to evaluate content quality, plus how photography can help us master strategy, marketing and design.


August Web Council recap

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Ben Erickson shared strategies for being the only developer on a team, Christine Tawatao showed us how UW Libraries use personas (and how we can, too!), and Alanya Cannon returned with a follow-up preview of the UW brand refresh as it impacts the Web. We wrapped up with Shane Fricks, Morgen Nilsson and Heather Wozniak from the College of Arts and Sciences, who shared their approach to building and supporting websites for academic units.


Friday link roundup – August 29

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We’re kicking off the long weekend with another edition of our link roundup. This week, we’re anticipating WordPress 4.0, reading Intertwingled, and evangelizing Linux.


Theme update: Introducing the UW PHP object

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With the brand refresh under way, we’re taking the opportunity to look at how we organize our functionality and actual code in the backend of our theme. Times like these are when we have a chance to satisfy the itch to create really great code and lay the framework for new possibilities.


Friday link roundup – August 22

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Welcome to another (slightly delayed) edition of our Friday link roundup! This week, we found even more resources on Vim, examined what high school teachers can teach us about good content, and marveled over Denmark’s new Lego building.


August 2014 Web Council: Arts and Sciences Department Web framework

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Web Council returns this Thursday in Odegaard 220. Join us for two awesome Ignite-style presentations, a second update on what to expect from this year’s UW brand refresh for the Web, and to learn all about how the College of Arts and Sciences approaches building websites for their academic units.