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.”
University Marketing & Communications
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.