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Web Communication WSU Events | Open Lab October 18th, 2019

WSU Events | Open Lab October 18th, 2019

Topic: Gathering feedback and ideas about the future of WSU Events
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Danial will be leading a discussion about the future of events that will take the place of The Events Calendar as well as WSU Events. This is one you don’t wanna miss!

This is also a great opportunity for you to bring any general website questions or feedback.

Fun web resource of the week: CSS Specificity resource, illustrated with characters from “The Shining”

We’d also love to hear from you if you have any ideas, constructive feedback, etc. on how we can improve Open Lab time and make it a valuable part of your week! Just fill out our Open Lab Feedback Survey on our website. Thanks!

Qualtrics Introduction Part 2 | Open Lab October 11th, 2019

Topic: Creating new pages and making them look “good”
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Popular demand is bringing Qualtrics back to open lab! This will be an overview of how to create survey, manage the look and feel and create blocks of content. So bring all your qualtrics related questions.

This is also a great opportunity for you to bring any general website questions or feedback.

We’d also love to hear from you if you have any ideas, constructive feedback, etc. on how we can improve Open Lab time and make it a valuable part of your week! Just fill out our Open Lab Feedback Survey on our website. Thanks!

Adding content and creating pages in WordPress | Open Lab October 4th, 2019

Topic: Creating new pages and making them look “good”
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Are you just getting started with WordPress and not sure how to add content in a manner that makes sense? Then this open Lab is for you! Also come hear about our new schedule for future open labs.

This is also a great opportunity for you to bring any general website questions or feedback.

We’d also love to hear from you if you have any ideas, constructive feedback, etc. on how we can improve Open Lab time and make it a valuable part of your week! Just fill out our Open Lab Feedback Survey on our website. Thanks!

Modifying Thumbnail Crops in the Media Library | Open Lab September 27th, 2019

Topic: Modifying Thumbnail Crops in the Media Library
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Do you hate when your images automatically crop right in the middle of someones face? Well fret no more, you can now modify your featured image crop and actually see the change on your live site!

This is also a great opportunity for you to bring any general website questions or feedback.

We’d also love to hear from you if you have any ideas, constructive feedback, etc. on how we can improve Open Lab time and make it a valuable part of your week! Just fill out our Open Lab Feedback Survey on our website. Thanks!

Wireframing basics| Open Lab September 20th, 2019

Topic: Creating a basic Wireframe for a site
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

If you are making a new site or looking to redesign your old one, wireframing is a great place to start. In this open lab we’ll talk about some tools as well take a look at the process of designing the layout of your new site.

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

Hacking your own custom templates| Open Lab September 13th, 2019

Topic: Making your own MailChimp templates
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am
Presenter: Lesa McPeak

This week Lesa McPeak will be returning to Open Lab to show us how to hack MailChimp email templates to get a custom feel.

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

Intro to WordPress – September 2019 Edition

This will be a general introduction training. Whether you are new to WordPress here at WSU or just need a refresher, everyone is welcome to attend.

If you are on the Pullman campus – WHERE: ITB 2071 – Please come in person.

WHEN: Thursday, September 26th@ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

If you are not on the Pullman campus :
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/824608057
Meeting ID: 824 608 057

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

Demo: Web Accessibility Site Evaluation Tool | Open Lab September 6th, 2019

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

This week we will be demoing a new web accessibility crawler that we are in the process of rolling out to the WordPress network.

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