Harry vs The Duck

Harry the Husky takes down the Oregon Duck during a basketball game

Straight to the point. Awesome Friday photo from UW Student Life.


Currently available WordPress plugins

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This is a list of plugins currently available for WordPress sites hosted by the Marketing Web Team. These plugins have been vetted by our developers and are already installed, but may need to be activated before you can use them on your site. If there is a plugin that you would like to use on this list, email uweb@uw.edu and let us know the name of the plugin you want activated and the URL of your site.


“The Daily Yawn”

The Daily's student host yawning alone onset before production

Sometimes the best photos are the unusable ones. A lot of photography, and photojournalism in particular, is focused on capturing the decisive moment: the game-winning touchdown, a politician’s handshake, a wedding kiss. But often overlooked are the moments between the moments.


Responsive web design in a Retina world

I thought Responsive Web Design wasn’t going to stick around more than a year, but with numbers like these who can argue its value? There are some pain points, and like any new technology, we have to work our way through these. One of my biggest headaches was trying to target high pixel density displays.


UW Code Camp is March 27

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Save the date for UW Code Camp, a one-day conference to help the UW technical community make new connections and discuss challenges. The Code Camp goal is to provide an open forum for UW staff and students to share and collaborate on technology trends and issues.


Pro tip: Link to campus parking lots

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Did you know you can point visitors directly to any campus parking lot from the Campus Map? Showing visitors where to park on the map is similar to showing them where campus buildings or landmarks are located, but there’s one extra (and often overlooked) step required to find the “share link.”


New WordPress image galleries

Cardboard robot in front of Suzzallo

Here’s a late Valentine’s gift from Dane and Kilian: beautiful new image galleries for your WordPress sites. Take the sample gallery for a spin to see the magic in action (and to admire Katherine’s photos).


Embed the Campus Map into a WordPress page or post

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Did you know that you can embed a smaller version of the Campus Map right into your UW Theme WordPress site? This map is interactive and will even let users find directions from any point on campus (or a specified address) straight to your building or parking lot.