December 21, 2005

HSU University Web Office Site

My newest work project has just gone live: the Humboldt State University Web Office site. The most interesting part for anyone not at HSU is that the site has an Articles” section where I will be posting information targeted toward beginning web developers. Articles will be focusing on accessibility, web standards, CSS, SEO, tools to help you make good sites, techniques, etc. There will be some link blogging— pointing out good articles by others that are useful for beginners with a short post— which is something I don’t really like to do here. There will also be original stuff by me. I think of it as a kind of a knowledge dump— passing on that information that now resides only in my head and my personal bookmarks in hopes of seeing a light-bulb or two go off at HSU. I am just starting to populate that section of the site now— if you have any favorite articles that may fit in, please let me know. A second goal of the site was to develop a standards-based template that will be offered up for download by folks within the university for use on HSU sites. We have not had any previously, and they are much needed. So the design you see was meant to be simple and work under many circumstances, and also look official. It also needs no hacks for IE, which was a very pleasant surprise when I tested it! Anyway, enjoy, and point me to your favorite resources.

Previous post
Designing to Your Audience, not Your Administration I have spent the better part of the last couple of weeks looking at every university or college home page in the US. I did this as research for a
Next post
My 2005 End of Year List In the tradition of Good Riddance 2003, I’d like to take some time to point out the things I would like to just end already with the end of 2005.