Archive | January, 2009

Speaking for the Trees…

Today, I’ll trade my soapbox in for a stump and go all Lorax on everyone.  If there’s one thing—okay, there’s probably more than one, but this one is definitely on my short list—that can make me rant, it’s the use and abuse of paper—and its cousins, the email attachment and the file download.  Internally it’s [...]

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The Top 10 Posts of 2008

So this blog was started the beginning of 2008 and since then we have grown to over 600 readers and hopefully helping you actually making a difference in college websites across the country.  I absolutely love the higher education community and the environment this blog has become a hub for over the last year.  I’ll [...]

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Email is about hitting your user over the head with a sledgehammer

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Café New Paltz - 5 days in

This update is part 2 in a series about Café New Paltz, an exclusive online community using Ning for our fall 2009 accepted students at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

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User Experience and target=”_blank”

Despite how much people don’t want it to be true, using target="_blank" when coding pages is becoming less and less of an accepted practice.  But don’t take my word for it.  There’s a reason that strict (X)HTML has dropped the target attribute from valid specs, and really, it’s a good one:  designers/coders should not be [...]

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One Guru’s Resolutions…

Happy New Year!

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