When you only have a matter of seconds to shape the first impression of your website visitors, maximizing your website’s appeal becomes paramount. If your website has spelling errors or broken links, that poor first impression will reflect on your institution’s reputation. Worse yet, what if your website isn’t even seen because weak SEO tactics reduce visibility in search engine results? And even worse, what if you run into legal ramifications for not complying with accessibility guidelines?
Have you ever been on a website that was so badly organized you couldn't find information you knew was on the site? This is the effect of poor information architecture (IA). Good IA enables users to navigate intuitively so that they find what they're looking for in the shortest time and with the least effort possible, all while being engaged with your site. When IA is done well, the user doesn’t even notice the structure of information.
In OU Campus, a snippet is a pre-built chunk of code that non-technical users can easily add to a web page by clicking a button in the WYSIWYG Editor or dragging it from the Snippets Gadget. Whether you are using snippets to define formatting for a block of content or transforming a complex piece of HTML code, snippets are easily created, maintained, and adapted for any use.
Almost all colleges and universities have some sort of print magazine. One question though: How do you know the number of people that actually read the magazine? There's a relatively simple solution to lower costs, gain valuable readership statistics, and more effectively deliver content to your magazine readers: take your magazine online using OU Campus.
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