November 2009


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Kristofer Layon <[log in to unmask]>
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UofMN CSS Web Development <[log in to unmask]>
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Thursday Nov. 19 is just two weeks away.  What should we schedule for  
our topic(s)?

My notes include these past suggestions:

* Drupal showcase - demos and tips re. this popular open source WCM  
* UThink showcase - demos and tips re. this U Libraries blogging and  
publishing tool, which uses the Movable Type platform
* Google Search Appliance
* Best practices in form design
* 2009 university web templates - we're nearing the end of their first  
year of adoption; who's using them and what have we learned?

And, more recently:

* 3rd party web tools, and informing university policy about their use  
(Sound familiar? Our recent list thread tipped me about this one!)   
e.g. YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, and many others.
* Google Analytics --- I don't mind contributing to this discussion  
sometime soon, but my most recent implementations should have more  
time to collect data so that my demos could be more meaningful
* Unit and department web and database hosting needs (it would be  
great to invite some OIT service providers / strategic planners to  
such a mtg.)

I'm sure there's plenty of other topic possibilities.  Please let me  
know whether I should make an online form for voting on topics, or  
whether we can come to a decision via the list itself.  Or, other  
ideas?  (Remember, I'm winging it here --- your advice is needed, not  
just on topics but how we run this continuing education and networking  

Thanks for your help and suggestions!

Kris Layon
U of M Web Standards & Accessibility Workgroup

Kristofer D. Layon
Director of Web Design & Online Collaboration
612.624.4545  :  [log in to unmask]  :  http://blog.lib.umn.edu/layo0002/work/
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