Friday link roundup – June 27

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


Friday link roundup – May 30

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It’s the end of a short workweek and we’re celebrating with a robust Friday link roundup! Just a few of the gems we uncovered are an article about augmented reality for NYC subway maps, a no-process process to help you unleash your full creative (and coding) potential, and four myths about Apple design from a former Apple employee.


Friday link roundup – May 23

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Happy World Turtle Day! This week, we’ve rounded up a new guide on writing for the Web, an unbiased article on the strengths and weaknesses of the popular JavaScript frameworks, and a blog for digital project managers.


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.