UNI Webtools: Resources for Web Developers
Facebook is getting old. No, people aren't getting tired of it, it's actually getting old, as in its population is aging. In May of 2008, the median age for Facebook was 26. Today, it's 33, a good seven years older. That's an interesting turn of events for a site once built for the exclusive use of college students. So where are today's college students hanging out now? Well, to some extent, they're still on Facebook, despite having to share the space with moms, dads, grandparents, and bosses. Surprisingly though, they're also headed to another network you may have heard of: Twitter. ReadWriteWeb
Making a Web site flexible is an art. Not only does your site have to look good cross browser on screen but also scale down gracefully for a mobile phone or print.
Looking at the example above, (I am not picking on Duke, I just choose them at random) most higher ed sites end up this way. Not accounting for the print style the spacing is all off, unnecessary items get printed and paper is wasted, usually the user get confused. There is a simple way to prevent this, setup a print style sheet. More at .eduguru
The White House Web site has caught a case of Drupal.
In the Internet world, Drupal is not as bad as it sounds. The open source software package helps people create and manage their Web sites. And this week a new WhiteHouse.gov site arrived that had been built via the Drupal code.
To some, the White House shift to Drupal from a proprietary software package represented a serious seal of approval for open source software.
If you would like to track the click-throughs on your website with Google Analytics, you can replace your normal link code
<a href="resources/about/" >About UNI</a>
The link then shows up in the Content Overview section of your Google Analytics stats.
A recent Smashing Magazine post provided a nice list of hurdles that we face when bringing design to the web. And this list, in a nutshell is what makes the transition from print to web so crazy. College Web Guy