Archive | June

WhippleHill Summit Slides: SEO Best Practices: Hitting the Low Hanging Fruit

This morning I did a webinar for the WhippleHill Summit.  It was suppose to be part of a conference for independent schools in Nashville, TN, but because of the recent floods the whole conference was canceled.  The team at WhippleHill still wanted to do the presentations from the conference any way possible so they keep [...]

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Calculating Engagement: What Do They Want?

We’re all a flurry in our respective endeavours: creating dynamic content for our site, working on optimizing our text for search, creating opportunities for offline efforts to sync with online communities. But have we really stopped to consider how our target truly wants to receive content? How will we determine if what we created and [...]

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The Content Editor’s Missing Manual

The Content Editor’s Missing Manual

A few months ago I wrote about how to train content contributors, this article is a little different. It’s meant to be a resource you can point anyone publishing content to the web. The goal is to explain why the web acts different than Word, a general outline of creating semantic documents and how to [...]

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Website Optimization: The Why and How (Part II)

Website Optimization: The Why and How (Part II)

In my post yesterday I talked about why it is important to optimize your website. This post will focus on how to do that.

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Website Optimization: The Why and How (Part I)

Website Optimization: The Why and How (Part I)

When I talk about web optimization I’m specifically talking about all the technical things that you can do to speed up the load time of your web pages.  Let’s be honest, there are A LOT of things that you can do to improve this as we will cover over this two part article.  The first [...]

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CMS Accessibility Compliance Worksheet

CMS Accessibility Compliance Worksheet

This weekend, we had a question come in via Ask the Gurus wondering if we knew of any resources that rank content management systems according to their level of compliance to 508 accessibility standards. Accessibility being the great rainbow unicorn that it is, I was not aware of any list that had been put together [...]

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Talk Documentation to Me

Talk Documentation to Me

If you’ve ever had a conversation with me that lasted longer than a few minutes, you know the one thing that will keep me talking is end-user documentation.  Whether you are writing documentation for your implementation of a CMS, a migration from one application to another, or simple instructions on using a Web form or [...]

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Boston-area #edutweetup on June 12 with special guest Nick DeNardis!

Boston-area #edutweetup on June 12 with special guest Nick DeNardis!

The .eduGuru team will host a Boston-area #edutweetup on Saturday, June 12 starting at 8pm. If you’ve been to an #edutweetup in the past, you know that they’re usually good fun and a great way to network with others in related fields. If you’ve never been to a tweetup and want to see what it’s [...]

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Mobile PittState - How We Did It With No Money or Resources

Mobile PittState – How We Did It With No Money or Resources

I promised a followup to the mobile site roundup, and by jimminy I deliver. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably caught wind of the release of Pittsburg State University’s new mobile web site. This has been a big step for us for a number of reasons. Our deployment isn’t perfect, we aren’t as [...]

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Book Review: Delivering Happiness

Book Review: Delivering Happiness

A few weeks ago Tony Hsieh gave bloggers the opportunity to get an advance copy of his newest book, Delivering Happiness - A path to profits, passion, and purpose in exchange for a review and the ability to give away a free copy of the book. I have been a big fan of Tony and Zappos of [...]

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