SEO & accessibility: April 2013 Web Council

Code Camp Thumbs Up!

We’re very excited about this week’s Web Council lineup. We’ll have special guest Ian Lurie teach us practical ways to increase our search visibility (go SEO!), plus we’ll learn about improving site accessibility using SiteImprove.


UW Theme 1.2.8 release

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Welcome to our inaugural WordPress release notice! These posts are not meant to replace our history updates/release notes on GitHub. Instead, I envision this as a way to announce more notable updates and what they mean for our users. Those of you self-hosting our theme can get the new 1.2.8 UW WordPress Theme release over… Read More


Create a WordPress image gallery

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The Marketing Web Team has created a custom image gallery for our UW WordPress Theme. Our gallery can be added to any page, post or homepage running our theme.


Update documents in WordPress

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Have you ever made a change to a PDF or Word Document hosted on your WordPress site, only to upload the new version and find that the URL has changed? The Marketing Web Team has added a “Replace Media” option to the UW Theme, which will allow you to upload new versions of the same document and keep the original URL.


Embed a video into your WordPress page or post

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Videos are a great way to enhance your pages and posts. Our current WordPress theme makes it easy to embed YouTube and Vimeo videos by using only a URL, while embedding UWTV videos requires a few extra steps.


UW Code Camp is a success!

Code Camp Joyful Times

Thank you to all who attended and aided theĀ amazing success of the inaugural UW Code Camp. I hope everyone was as excited to attend as we were to host. I also hope everyone found Code Camp to be a great venue for learning and future collaboration. There were 150 more people than we initially estimated (a total of 200 attendees!), and the response afterwards was fantastic.


Kane can be pretty, too

High contrast sunlight creating geometric patterns outside Kane Hall

This is the time of year for cherry blossom photos. They’re beautiful and everyone loves them. But what about the lesser-appreciated campus landmarks? Don’t they deserve attention, too?


UW Code Camp: It’s tomorrow

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Get ready for the first ever UW Code Camp tomorrow, March 27! This will be a fast-paced day packed full of knowledge and collaboration with members of the University information technology community. Read this full post to see our tips on how to get the most out of your day at Code Camp and to view the agenda.