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  • Technology & Development, Content Management

    Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: How Emergency Alerts Came to Be

    There’s no one better to help us determine the direction of our product than our customers. We launched our newest module on a trial basis, allowing customers to test it, provide feedback, and shape its future. Find out what we learned from the trial participants and how we used that information to develop a best-in-class website emergency notification system.

  • Technology & Development, Usability

    Get an In-Depth Look at Your Website's Health with OU Insights

    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?

  • Technology & Development

    The Skinny on "Lean"

    Here at OmniUpdate, our product development process reflects something very simple, yet integral to our mission: in order to develop products our customers really want, they must be involved in the process. We are incredibly lucky to have such a collaborative user community. This past April, we took customer engagement to the next level when we released version 0 of our newest module, OU Alerts.

  • Web Design, Technology & Development

    Building Successful Websites from the Ground Up

    At #OUTC16, Michael Chameides, Website Manager for Bard College at Simon’s Rock, gave a presentation on his experience designing for the CMS. Subjects included pattern libraries, OU Campus functionality, dynamic content, and agile development. Read on to learn about the strategies he has found to create efficiently running websites.

  • Technology & Development, Content Management

    New in OU Campus: Gadgets, Tag Management, Mobile Administration, and More

    Spring has sprung a little early here at OmniUpdate with the release of OU Campus™ version 10.4, which includes enhancements to LDP Forms, a Tag Management feature, and two new gadgets that will enrich the user experience. Plus, we also are releasing OU Campus™ for Mobile, giving users administrative and workflow functionality on the go.

  • Technology & Development, Usability

    Best Practices for Implementing a CMS

    You’ve chosen your content management system and are ready for the implementation stage. This means you can kick back, relax, and let the vendor do all the work, right? Not quite! The implementation process we’ve developed is designed to make things as smooth as possible. Learn how you can help to ensure your implementation is setting you up for success.

  • News & Events, Technology & Development

    Q&A With Our Working Gadget Winner

    Continuing with our Gadget Challenge series, the Working Gadget winner of our 2015 Gadget Challenge was Nicholas Raia from Farmingdale State College with his Page Comments Gadget. Check out our Q&A with him to get the inside scoop behind his winning submission.

  • News & Events, Technology & Development

    Q&A With Our Gadget Idea Winner

    As previously announced, the Gadget Idea winner of our 2015 Gadget Challenge was Patrick O'Gorman from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with his Expanded Page Info Gadget. Check out our Q&A with him to get the inside scoop behind his winning submission.

  • Content Management, Technology & Development

    Snippets: Your New Best Friend

    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.

  • Technology & Development, Web Design

    Top Responsive Design Frameworks

    Responsive design frameworks are not one size fits all. Is one framework better than the rest? Each framework has its own benefits and drawbacks depending on what you want to achieve with your design. Content management systems that offer true separation of content from design increase the flexibility of design layouts through templating.

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