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Spring Cleaning: Finding your lost sock. The guide to content audits.

Spring Cleaning: Finding your lost sock. The guide to content audits.

So how long has it been since you did a Web content audit on your institution’s homepage? A year? Two? Never? I’m not talking about just surfing from page to page making sure everything checks out but a real content inventory of every page and inspection of the content quality.

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Large Sites and Information Architecture

Large Sites and Information Architecture

I apologize in advance, because this is going to be more of an article of philosophy, than a technical how-to.  A while back I wrote a piece on the subject of breadcrumbs.  In it, I made a comment about how breadcrumbs are a tool that helps expose the information architecture (IA) of a site to [...]

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The Three Pages That Every Site Should Have

The Three Pages That Every Site Should Have

I’ve studied many many websites looking for design, navigation, and architectural ideas and it seems to me that there are three universal pages that ever single site should include.  It doesn’t matter what type of site or industry the site represents these three simple pages seem to be universal in both importance and required.  Every [...]

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Tasty, Useful Breadcrumbs

Did you by chance read User Interface Engineering’s article “Design Cop-out #2: Breadcrumbs?”   I’ll admit that I am a little bit late getting back around to this topic, which I originally read sometime back in… oh… August?   October?  Regardless, right after reading it I knew that I needed to offer a counterpoint, because [...]

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The Right Way to Setup a WordPress Blog and Why: Part 1

So as I mentioned in my first post starting a blog and doing a better job of professional development is one of my New Year’s resolutions.  This has been quite an adventure getting the blog to the point that it is now.  Hours of research, installation, and decision making later I think the blog is [...]

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Which search engines really matter?

I’ve noticed that Compete and other blogs post web search market share numbers each month. Google is by far the dominate player and their share continues to grow every month. With this knowledge it’s super important to make sure that your users can find you on Google over the other search engines. Well I wanted [...]

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