Backbone.js and the UW social media site

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Recently, we released uw.edu/social into the wild. The idea behind it is pretty simple. We needed to wrangle multiple social media accounts into a simple landing page that makes it easier for Huskies to connect with the UW.


Friday link roundup – May 16

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For this week’s link roundup, we found a presentation with actionable tips on how to improve your content via analytics and user testing, an interactive climate change app, plus a lighter CSS framework that Kilian thinks will stick around for some time.


Data visualization and screen reader demo: May 2014 Web Council

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Join us for another action-packed Web Council this Thursday! John Wilkerson, Nick Stramp and Christian Schmidt will discuss wrangling decades of lawmaking data into a interactive and visual online tool, new UW accessibility team member Hadi Rangin will demo screen reader technology, and Web Team developer Jon finally gets to present on choosing the best tool for the job.


Friday link roundup – May 9

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This week, we’ve discovered a crowd-funded tool that allows you to build your own custom CMS, a collection of articles that explain Net Neutrality and its possible impacts, and an old but good article on how to write proper links in your web content.


Friday link roundup – May 2

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It’s Friday! And that means another link round up. Some of the things we’ve discovered this week are a children’s book that teaches kids how to code, 25 tips for building better mobile sites, plus an adorable video of a hamster eating a tiny burrito.


2014 Seattle & Portland conferences for Web professionals

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A few people have recently asked me about professional conferences I would recommend, so I decided it was time for a local conference roundup. This post turned into a relatively comprehensive list of conferences for anyone who works in the Web, whether you’re a content person or a developer.


Friday link roundup – April 25

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Mobile prototyping, JavaScript frameworks and contagious online marketing, oh my! It’s once again time for Web Team’s weekly roundup of awesome links.


April Web Council recap

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Karin Roberts and William Washington from ACA gave an overview of the MyUW rebuild for student content, Patrick Neeman from Apptio explained the different roles within the user experience field, and Daniel Schwalbe and Melissa Albin from the Office of CISO discussed the Hearbleed security bug and gave us advise on how best to protect our information.


Friday link roundup

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Every day, members of the Web Team share awesome things from around the Web amongst ourselves. The beauty of being a cross-disciplinary team that ranges from content specialists to developers is that what we share is broad but fascinating in scope. But we’ve never shared any of these finds with you. Until now.


Rethinking the campus map

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Last week we quietly launched the third version of our ever-popular campus map. We’ve gone with single “drawer” UI that contains the building pop-up windows, search box, directions and resources. This creates a single, unified go-to point. But who are we kidding? It’s just prettier.