Working with departments on web content and CMS training, I am constantly preaching the importance of web accessibility. I know how to make content more accessible and why, but explaining the importance to our web authors can be difficult, until the day I met Brian. During a workshop for our Web Accessibility Higher Education project, […]
What do you do when you get writer’s block? Or maybe that should be more accurately described as “media producer’s block”. It’s hard to produce fresh, interesting content every day, especially if things are slow around campus! Here are a few things that help me when I’m struggling to find something to share: 1. Check […]
WebComm has been busy lately trying some new things! We’ve started writing articles about the different aspects of life at OU, and have even recently expanded the content team to include a student writing intern. Here are the articles we’ve written since summer. 8 People You Should Know At OU 5 Awesome Fountains At OU […]
This summer a few Web Comm-ers ventured to the Edu Web Conference in Boston, MA. You may remember our post from last year. This year Erin, Sara and myself (Cassie) were all presenting at the conference. We learned a lot, but (as always) we have some top things to share with you!
After many months of research, development, writing, information architecture and design, we are finally ready to launch a brand new ou.edu. Take a tour. Content and design really go hand-in-hand with functionality and the technology behind the site. If it’s not easy for authors to create content and make it look good, a site will […]
I’m pretty picky about what apps make it on my phone, and I’m usually a word-of-mouth app downloader. Being a stones throw away from Starbucks, Web Comm is a frequent customer. We probably keep them in business during the summer. If you dare admit that you too drink Starbucks’ coffee, you may also […]
It’s painful. I’m not going to lie. But once you dive into some juicy content books that give you advice and resources, it actually turns into a mega-organizing opportunity. And I LOVE organizing. The books that have been keeping me up late at night (seriously, content gets me really excited) are: 1) Clout by Colleen […]
Hello world, A little while ago, I got the opportunity to craft a QR code experiment on the OU campus. The premise was simple: Improve the campus discovery experience for prospective students.
Here are some quick tips for layout out content on your page. Defining the importance of a page • Pages have purpose, always go back to the purpose and ask if the page meets the purpose. • Laying out copy in a hierarchical format. • Use your grid to display content. One great example of […]
Good content is arguably the most important aspect of your website. How do you organize content? How do you determine user context? How do you know if your content is useful?