Things to come…


Happy New Year, all! I wanted to give everyone a little heads-up on a couple of projects we’ve got coming up. One involves a refresh of something that rhymes with “foampage.” Expect that to launch around January 20th. In the meantime, I’ve managed to cobble together a couple of its pieces: Project #2 Our second… Read More

YouTube playlist update

Which sm channel?

If you’ve embedded a YouTube playlist into your WordPress site, you might have noticed it looks different. Fear not, you aren’t seeing things! We recently modernized the look and feel of the YouTube player on our Marketing-hosted WordPress sites.

The future of search: November 2013 Web Council

1963 photo of man in suit and bow-tie, wearing giant device with two antennas that cover his eyes

For our final Web Council of 2013, special guest Duane Forrester of Bing will give us a tour into the future of search technology. We will then hear from Joel Walters about the newly launched Admissions site, plus Greg Frick from ACA will tell us all about the Microsoft SkyDrive Pro services that recently became available to UW students, staff and faculty.

October Web Council recap

Campus map displayed on iPhone

Drew Collins from the College of the Environment showed off their new and improved site, guest speaker Lauren Hall-Stigerts discussed microsite branding and shared her favorite tools and tricks, plus Tracy Mehlin and David Campbell from the UW Botanic Gardens gave us a detailed look behind the scenes on their soon-to-launch interactive Arboretum map.

Micro-branding and interactive Arboretum map: October 2013 Web Council

Reflection of students in a puddle on Red Square.

Web Council returns this month (yay!). Join us for a tour of the nifty new College of the Environment website, learn from our special guest Lauren Hall-Stigerts about micro-branding within a larger brand, and hear about an interactive Arboretum map from the fine folks at UW Botanic Gardens.

Seattle events for content people

Content Strategy Seattle logo

If today is any indication, Season Rainy is upon us. But rather than curl up inside for ten months, I find it a perfect opportunity to learn. Coincidentally, we have a number of affordable events in Seattle during September and October. I’ve picked my top three that will be of interest to marketing and content folks.

Web Team welcomes new developer

Jonathan Swanson smiling

There’s a new face in our hood! Jon Swanson, most recently a developer with UW-IT and a 2013 UW grad, joined our team this week.

August Web Council recap

Globe in Suzzallo Library

Alas, we have no Tegrity recording this month. I think the computer in Odegaard 220 is shy, so I’ve enrolled it in Matt McGarrity’s Public Speaking MOOC. Let’s hope that will do the trick in time for our September Web Council. In the meantime, here is your recap and slide deck round up.

Libraries redesign and online learning: August 2013 Web Council

Odegaard library's remolded entrance

Can you believe it’s already time for the August Web Council? Christine Tawatao will give us a sneak peek at the new Libraries site, Matt McGarrity will discuss the challenges and opportunities he’s had teaching 100,000+ students online, and Katherine Turner will give us her WebVisions Portland 2013 takeaways.

Pleasant surprises

"move forward" wood inlaid text by bench

And a shameless picture of my feet.