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This post was written by Matt Herzberger. Matt is the Director of Web Communications at Florida International University and co-founder of https://BlogHighEd.org/

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How Luther College is using Reason

How Luther College is using Reason

For the past decade Dreamweaver and Contribute were the primary web workhorses at Luther College. In 2005 EZ Publish, an open-source content management system (CMS), was chosen to process admissions applications. The following year EZ Publish was decommissioned, and the entire admissions site and home page were moved into a commercial CMS, which failed to [...]

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QA on Higher Education Web sites. How to do it and what to look for.

QA on Higher Education Web sites. How to do it and what to look for.

Running a web office I see a lot of sites, quality assurance is part of every minute of my day. Everything I see goes through the same quality checks otherwise we don’t launch it. Tools and people will come and go, quality on the other hand is the one thing in a web office that [...]

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Getting started with HTML5

Getting started with HTML5

In this short article I’m going to attempt to explain the differences, advantages and struggles of using HTML5 in its current form. It has a lot to offer but browsers still have a little ways to go for fully fledged public adoption.

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Are you human? is CAPTCHA needed? Some Alternatives.

Are you human? is CAPTCHA needed? Some Alternatives.

If you have ever filled out a form online you have probably encountered a CAPTCHA. They come in many shapes and sizes. I am going to detail methods I’ve used to block bots from taking advantage of forms and their pros and cons. If you use a technique that’s not below just comment, the more [...]

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Web Development Tools. What’s in your web toolbelt?

Web Development Tools. What?s in your web toolbelt?

Regardless the programming language the ultimate goal is to spit out as clean, standard and accessible code as possible. I come from a programming background and love all the hard core optimization and am always looking for the best framework. But it doesn’t mean anything if what the browser and user see is sub optimal.

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One Client to Instant Message Them All

So you are like most people, most people meaning a techie who reads this blog, and have more than one Instant Messaging client that you use to stay connected with your network.  Maybe if you have a good long term memory you remember the post I wrote about ping.fm being your master status update service [...]

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Evolving in a Recession: Opportunity in Open Source

Raise your hand if you see your budget on the chopping block for next year.  The current topic de jour has been how so many school’s are being asked to do more with less.  Budget crises from state to state have everyone scrambling to find ways to cut corners, and trim fat.  Some people are [...]

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Untapped Resource: Do you have Student Web Workers?

I know D.W. wrote about her student workers over on The Old College Try a while back (Update: Thanks D.W. for finding the post A Marketer in Need Deserves a Student Indeed), but I can’t seem to find the post.  Also Mike at HighEdWebTech even went so far as creating a Hall of Fame for [...]

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Tracking outgoing clicks with Google Analytics

I wanted my first post as a .eduGuru to be something spectacular, unfortunately all the ideas I had were taking too long to write, so here is something short and sweet.

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