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Creating Accessible Links | Open Lab March 19th, 2020

Topic: Creating Accessible Links
Level: Intermediate
Location: Zoom Only
Zoom: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/303529225
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

I’ll take you through my deep-dive on creating accessible content links. Color contrast triangles, WCAG guidelines, and the importance of underlines and having a blue in your color palette.

I don’t see my presentation taking more than 10-15 minutes, so after that, we’ll be open to any general website questions. If you have a newly acquired WordPress website, this would be a great time to bring any questions that we can help answer.


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

CSS basics Strikes Back | Open Lab March 6th, 2020

Topic: Cascading Style Sheets
Level: Beginner
Location: ITB 2013
Zoom: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/303529225
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Once more into the breach dear friends, in this open lab we’ll take a birds eye view of what css and and cannot do for your website before diving into different mechanics in future editions!

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

CSS basics | Open Lab February 28st, 2020

Topic: Cascading Style Sheets
Level: Beginner
Location: ITB 2013
Zoom: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/303529225
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

New to the web? Feeling the need to change up your site and get away from the prebuilt themes? Well then this is the Open Lab for you!

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

Open Lab February 21st, 2020

Level: Beginner
Location: ITB 2013
Zoom: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/303529225
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

It has been a busy week so this is going to be a traditional open lab format, please come in with any questions you might have.

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

Stage of the Gutenberg | Open Lab February 13th, 2020

Topic: State of the Gutenberg
Level: Beginner
Location: ITB 2071
Zoom: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/303529225
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

As I begin work on developing custom Gutenberg blocks, we thought it would be a good idea to share where Gutenberg currently stands. This will be a good opportunity to see how it works out of the box and hopefully once we start rolling out our own blocks you’ll see how we’ve modified the editing experience to best meet the needs of the editors.

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

Heading Structure |Open Lab February 7th, 2020

Topic: Creating Effective Headings
Level: Beginner
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/303529225
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Having proper headings is key for your users to be able to effectively navigate your site and find information. In this Open lab we will talk about using the different levels of heading and what they should include in order to effectively communicate your content.

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

Search Engine Optimization Basics |Open Lab January 31st, 2020

Topic: 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

Print Stylesheets | Open Lab January 24th, 2020

Topic: Printing Pretty Pages
Location: ITB 2071, Online
Zoom URL: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Much fun was had this week figuring out the proper way to get a good printable page. Whether you’re working on articles or landing pages, come on over and we’ll show how to make it look not so terrible!

Stuck on something in a project you are working on? This is a great opportunity for you to bring any questions and get input from the group!

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!

WAI-ARIA Best Practices – Accordions | Open Lab January 17th, 2020

Topic: WAI-ARIA Best Practices – Accordions
Location: ITB 2013, Online
Zoom URL: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

We’ll continue on our quest to learn best practices for implementing WAI-ARIA elements; this time for accordions. This topic will cover the general anatomy of an accordion, the various features we’ll implement to meet WCAG guidelines, and the HTML/CSS/JS needed to create these commonly utilized interfaces.

Stuck on something in a project you are working on? This is a great opportunity for you to bring any questions and get input from the group!

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!