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.”

Brand update and self-service reporting tool: June 2014 Web Council

Michelangelo's David statue

Web Council returns this Thursday in Odegaard 220. Join us for an update on what to expect from this year’s UW brand refresh (which includes the Web!) and hear all about a cloud-based and self-service reporting tool named Michelangelo.

Friday link roundup – June 13


This week we’ve rounded up ideas on better sharing data for others to use, an interesting multimedia experience that showcases a fashion and animal charity collaboration, plus a science-backed examination on why people persist in believing things that aren’t true.

Friday link roundup – June 6


Monday was Apple’s WWDC, so we’re all rather excited about their new programming language named Swift. How The Guardian is rethinking their digital design, an app that improves Facebook’s prototyping tool, and one final link from Katherine before she moves on to better and brighter things round out the week.