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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

Inspector Tools | Open Lab August 30th, 2019

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

Most modern browsers have a robust tool set for making changes and adjusting styles in real time. In this open lab we’ll dive into the inspector tools for Google Chrome.

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

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

Working with Keywords & SEO |Open Lab June 28th, 2019

Topic: Keywords | Search Engine Optimization
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

SEO Keywords are words and word groups that allow people to find a website through a search engine like Google or Bing. Having an effective keyword strategy can significantly improve your ranking on search engines and increase the traffic to your site. For this open lab we will cover what keywords are, how to use them, and some basic keyword management strategies.

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

Guide to Alternative Text on Images (Alt text) |Open Lab June 21st, 2019

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

In this open lab we will talk about what makes good alt text as well when to use it. Also the difference between alt text and captions and how to describe complex images.

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

List of Accessibility tools

As discussed in this morning’s open lab here is the list of accessibility tools:

For general site assessment:

For demonstrating disabilities:

Screen readers:

Documentation and tools: