University Marketing & Communications

Friday link roundup – July 25


This week, we’ve rounded up info about the brain-bending CSS3 transforms matrix, creative loading effects, plus an in-depth view from Nielsen Norman Group on what happens when you break Web conventions.

Directories, directories, directories

Search screenshot

As we march on through the rebranding process, Web Team members continually look at what we’re currently doing and ask if it’s the best solution possible. Such as a few days ago, when we wondered if we could bypass the campus directory page and directly query the LDAP database that houses faculty, staff and student contact information.

Friday link roundup – July 18


Happy Friday, everyone! It’s another week of culling the best of the tubes over here in Web Team land. This week, we’ve rounded up an in-depth look at the history of underwater internet cables, a breakout of the different specialties in the world of UX, and the amazing tool we use to manage our customer emails.

Friday link roundup – July 11


Another Friday, another awesome link roundup! This week, we were thinking about CSS3, methods for underlining text, plus the daily routines of history’s most creative minds.

Friday link roundup – July 4


Thanks to the magic of scheduling, we can celebrate America’s birthday and still post our weekly roundup! This week, we explored improving our team’s collaborative culture, Google’s Web Starter Kit, and what it means to be a front-end developer in 2014. But most importantly, we learned how to take better naps.

Web Council: Call for Ignite-style presentations

Tony Chang describing a diagram on Course Enrollment project

Consider this a formal call for for speakers interested in the shorter Ignite presentation format. My goal is to incorporate three or four Ignite-style presentations back-to-back for both our July and August Web Councils. Ignite topics can cover anything relating to the Web—including technologies, code or even content.

Friday link roundup – June 27


This week, we’ve rounded up cool cloud offerings from Amazon, an examination on how to better facilitate faculty engagement with the public, and a light-hearted look at useless websites. And because it’s been a quiet week at the office, we also have a bonus link and video.

Friday link roundup – June 20


What is “sketchnoting” and how do you start? Are proprietary programming languages a good thing for developers? Is it possible to improve commenting platforms? How on earth can you control your computer without a mouse? Yup, it’s the end of the week and time for more link-y goodness

June 2014 Web Council recap

Three ducklings on a wooden ramp

Alanya Cannon started off Web Council with an update on the UW brand refresh timeline. The Web Team’s Kilian Frey followed-up with a preview of a Web components style guide that will better help units rollout the brand updates on their sites. Finally, Tim Crandley gave us a historic overview and live demo of Michelangelo, an intuitive database tool that allows users to “effortlessly query everything.”

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