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  • 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.

  • Web Design, Content Management

    Quick Fixes with Media Queries

    Most sites have it — that one strange screen width that sends your content shooting off the side of the display and into the next office. Or the font that doesn’t resize properly and pushes content down the page. It can happen to anyone. Here are a few tips on how to solve these issues in OU Campus. It's pretty basic stuff.

  • Web Design, Usability

    The Welcoming Website Part 1: Accessibility and Universal Design

    Too often, taking steps to increase technological accessibility is a reactive solution to a student or faculty request or the threat of legal action rather than a normal part of the web design process. Conceptualizing your institution’s websites from a Universal Design perspective can have a meaningful impact on both the user experience and marketing efforts of your institution.

  • 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.

  • Web Design, Content Management

    Developers and Designers: Playing Nice Together

    I'm sure it doesn't come as a surprise that developers and designers don't always get along. When our yard sale of a site became important, both coding and design skills were lacking. I honed my coding skills and learned a lot about design, and I acquired the odd ability to see things from both sides of the fence. More importantly, I learned that developers and designers need to learn to play nice together. But how?

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