Tag Archive | "Usability"

eBook Review: The eduStyle Guide to Usable Higher-Ed Homepage Design

eBook Review: The eduStyle Guide to Usable Higher-Ed Homepage Design

As a team leader of an upcoming redesign project, The eduStyle Guide to Usable Higher-Ed Homepage Design was very useful to me. My favorite section: Recommendations. I got more take aways and ideas of what to do (and what not to do) from that one section of every university’s review than anything else in the entire [...]

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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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Social Media Comes Last

There has been A LOT of discussion on Higher Education Blogs and at Higher Education conferences lately about this thing called Social Media. First of all Social Media isn’t all that complicated, in fact it’s the simplest and oldest form of marketing called relationship building.  As I’ve said many times before “social media = building [...]

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Reflecting on Stamats Conference 2008

Another conference in the bag this year and it’s time for another round of reflections.  Although this conference was not as large as eduWEB or HighEdWeb, Stamats put together a rather impressive track of presenters and really hit a home run with this conference.  So many of the conferences I’ve been to in the last [...]

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Quick Post: Heat Mapping and Monthly Blog Data

I just wanted to share some quick data from a board of trustee’s committee presentation that I made yesterday. Two specific slides stood out as something I thought would be neat to share. (Click on the images for larger versions)

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