November 2009


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UofMN CSS Web Development <[log in to unmask]>
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I'd like to see people present on how they are using Analytics and other 
stats tools in very effective ways.

SUA has been making steps to standardize our forms, and I'd be happy to 
present our form style guide and the reasoning behind the design 
decisions we made regarding forms and the form style guide.

Kristofer Layon wrote:
> Hello,
> 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 platform
> * 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 effort)
> Thanks for your help and suggestions!
> Kris Layon
> U of M Web Standards & Accessibility Workgroup 
> <https://wiki.umn.edu/view/CSSDEVwiki/>
> 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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Zachary Johnson * Web Manager
Student Unions & Activities
(612) 624 - 7270