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Web Communication Nic Ford Joining the UMC Web Team

Nic Ford Joining the UMC Web Team

Hello All,

We are happy to announce that Nic Ford has accepted the position of WordPress Developer for University Marketing and Communications. Nic will be starting August 26th and will be located in ITB 2015 if you want to stop by and say hello.

As the WordPress Developer, Nic’s responsibilities include creating new WordPress themes and plugins, assisting in the migration of existing sites onto the WordPress platform, and improving existing features to better support the needs of the web community at WSU.

Nic is an accomplished WordPress developer with a passion for design, development, and education. He has a wealth of experience in higher education, including teaching as an Associate Professor at LCSC in the Web Design & Development department. We are excited to have him as part of our team!

Please join us in welcoming Nic to the UMC team!

Thanks,

Danial Bleile
Web Development Director
University Marketing & Communication

Content Syndicate | Open Lab August 23rd, 2019

Topic: WSUWP Content Syndicate
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

This week will be covering what we were going to cover last week and that is content syndication and how to pull in events and story feeds into your sites as well as how to style them. Also we’ll have a discussion about the qualtrics approval workflow.

As always, if you have any general website support questions or feedback open lab is a great place to bring them!

Also if you have a topic you would like to hear more about or some constructive criticism, please let us know: Open Lab Feedback Survey

Content Syndicate | Open Lab August 16th, 2019

Topic: WSUWP Content Syndicate
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

This week will be an overview of the WSUWP Content Syndicate. We’ll talk about pulling stories and events from news.wsu.edu and events.wsu.edu. Then we can filter for your site’s specific purpose as well as styling.

As always, if you have any general website support questions or feedback open lab is a great place to bring them!

Also if you have a topic you would like to hear more about or some constructive criticism, please let us know: Open Lab Feedback Survey

Writing for the Web | Open Lab August 9th, 2019

Topic: Writing for the Web
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Writing content for the web is not the same as for other forms of media. When creating paragraphs that are meant to be scanned it is best to have clear concise language and a model that helps users find what they are looking for.

“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”

― Mark Twain

As always, if you have any general website support questions or feedback open lab is a great place to bring them!

Also if you have a topic you would like to hear more about or some constructive criticism, please let us know: Open Lab Feedback Survey

Physical Security | Open Lab August 2nd, 2019

Topic: Security
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Last week the web team was on the road to WPCampus and we’re bringing back a lot of fun topics that the web community has been talking about at other schools. One of those being the physical security of devices such as ours and have to prevent breaches.

As always, if you have any general website support questions or feedback open lab is a great place to bring them!

Also if you have a topic you would like to hear more about or some constructive criticism, please let us know: Open Lab Feedback Survey

Creating Goals in Google Analytics|Open Lab July 19th, 2019

Topic: Setting up Goals in Google Analytics. 
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at 
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374 
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Having defined and measurable goals is a critical factor in having an effective and well organized website. For this open lab we’ll walk through identifying site goals and how to set them up in Google Analytics to be tracked automatically.

As always, if you have any general website support questions or feedback open lab is a great place to bring them!

Also if you have a topic you would like to hear more about or some constructive criticism, please let us know: Open Lab Feedback Survey

Introducing the Web Advisory Committee

Hello All,

I wanted to take a moment to introduce the somewhat newly formed Web Advisory Committee and also thank the committee members for their service!

One of our goals as we continue to improve the web at WSU is to actively build partnerships with web and communication experts across the university system.  The Web Advisory Committee is an important step in that direction.

The Web Advisory Committee is a multi-discipline group of web & design professionals spanning multiple colleges, units, and campuses. The primary focus of the group is to provide input and feedback on University Marketing and Communications initiatives that will impact the broader web community at WSU.

The committee also assists with internal approvals to help ensure that decisions are equitable and take into account the broader needs of the university wide system.

We appreciate the variety of perspectives and vast experience the committee members bring to the Web at WSU and I’d like to thank them for their commitment to improving WSU’s web presence!

Thanks,

Danial Bleile
Web Development Director

Site Menus |Open Lab July 12th, 2019

Topic: Site Menus
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

A bad site menu can hide information from users while a good one can help them find things they didn’t even know they were looking for. In this open lab we will be going over how to effectively and efficiently setup your site’s menu.

As always, if you have any general website support questions or feedback open lab is a great place to bring them!

Also if you have a topic you would like to hear more about or some constructive criticism, please let us know: Open Lab Feedback Survey