Friday link roundup


Every day, members of the Web Team share awesome things from around the Web amongst ourselves. The beauty of being a cross-disciplinary team that ranges from content specialists to developers is that what we share is broad but fascinating in scope. But we’ve never shared any of these finds with you. Until now.

Rethinking the campus map

Campus maps

Last week we quietly launched the third version of our ever-popular campus map. We’ve gone with single “drawer” UI that contains the building pop-up windows, search box, directions and resources. This creates a single, unified go-to point. But who are we kidding? It’s just prettier.

MyUW rebuild and UX disciplines: April 2014 Web Council

Hand-drawn wireframe on iPad screen, pencil and notebook nearby

Karin Roberts will give us an overview of the MyUW rebuild, Patrick Neeman of Apptio will explain the core disciplines of the UX field and how each can best contribute to Web projects, and Daniel Schwalbe and Melissa Albin from the Office of CISO will answer our questions about the Heartbleed security vulnerability.

March Web Council recap

Blooming cherry trees in the UW Quad

Rick Ells shared some takeaways from the Feb. ConveyUX Conference, special guest Michael Wiegand taught us how to better use Google Analytics, and Ben Erickson gave us an overview of the Alumni Association’s 125th Anniversary site.

Improve your content with Google Analytics: March 2014 Web Council

1936 photo of three University of Washington crew team members standing

Web Council is this Thursday, March 20th. Rick Ells will share his takeaways from the Feb ConveyUX Conference, Michael Wiegand of Portent will visit to teach us about improving our website content with Google Analytics, and Ben Erickson will give us a tour of the new UWAA 125th Anniversary website.

Trumba FAQs, touch development and UW SharePoint: February 2014 Web Council

Marketing Web Team page on iPhone

Web Council returns this Thursday; same time (9-10:30 a.m.) and same place (Odegaard 220). Bill Schaefer and Fang Lin will demystify the Trumba event calendar, the Web Team’s very own Jon Swanson will give us a primer on Web development for touch screens, and ACA’s Greg Fricks will share examples of how the UW community is best using SharePoint.

January Web Council recap


Stephanie Krimmel and Caitlyn Clauson shared their case study for an OPB interactive landscape survey, Harry Hayward updated us on the cost to caption and transcribe video using the new UW-preferred vendor, and Dane gave a high-level tour through the world of jQuery, Backbone.js and other modern front-end development tools utilizing Javascript.

A refreshing new look for the UW home page


This week marks the debut of a refreshed University of Washington home page. The website features a host of under-the-hood enhancements such as a responsive design andĀ improved accessibility and navigation. The purple jellyfish background has met its demise, revealing a lighter, brighter color scheme. The content and navigation remain largely the same and the functionality… Read More

HTML5, jQuery and an interactive survey: January 2014 Web Council

Rainier Vista in winter during sunset

The first Web Council of 2014 will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Learn about an interactive landscape survey designed to help steward Seattle campus development over the next 20 years, get an update from Harry Hayward on the UW-preferred closed captioning vendor, and bring your most burning questions about HTML5 and jQuery for Dane Odekirk’s keynote presentation.

Web Council survey results

Graph: No is 3, don't know is 3, depends on topic is 9, yes is 13, blank/no opinion is 14

To all 42 Web Council attendees who took the time to fill out our yearly Web Council survey: Thank you! And now that we’re firmly rooted in 2014, I thought it would be a good time to share the final survey results—all repackage into nifty charts and graphs.