University Marketing & Communications

New class: WordPress 201

Dubs the grad

Stuck on our image galleries? Don’t know what the heck “pagelet” means or how to use a “blogroll shortcode”? It’s okay, sometimes even we get confused. The Web Team has created unique widgets and customized our WordPress sites above and beyond, so we’re hosting this class to demystify some of our inventions.


Pro tip: Add a home icon to your top navigation

WordPress home icon

Ever wonder how to get that nifty home icon on your top navigation bar? It’s actually just a simple class added to a menu item. If you’re using the UW WordPress theme and already know how to customize your top menu, then you’re ready for our step-by-step tutorial.


Web Council lineup for March 2013

Globe in Suzzallo Library

Don’t miss the March 21st Web Council. We’ll hear about how to use Tegrity to create web content, about how News & Information sharply increased their traffic, and how records retention might affect you and your web content.


Lux Sit

Long exposure light painting at night with steel wool sparks

“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” – George Eastman


Currently available WordPress plugins

WordPress logo

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.


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