Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:30am
Higher Education Web Professionals Association’s (HighEdWeb) Annual Conference starts this Sunday and features over 70 presentations from industry leaders. With so many presentations to choose from, it can be hard to know which to pick. We're a bit biased but we’d like to suggest checking out some our Cascade Server clients' presentations this year.
Automate all the things with Yo, Grunt and Bower
Marcello Prattico - Director of Web Services, Syracuse University
Monday, 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Yo, Grunt and Bower are new ways to help you streamline you site/app building process Grunt is a task manager that can do lots of cool
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 10:30am
It’s time for Higher Education Web Professionals Association’s (HighEdWeb) Annual Conference and we wouldn’t miss it for anything! This year’s conference will be hosted in Portland, Oregon from October 19th to the 22nd, at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower.
How to stay in the loop…
Why we’re excited…
This year’s keynote speakers will be: Dr. Moira Gunn
Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:15am
Those of you who attended our 9th annual Cascade Server User Conference back in September already know about a new resource that we released to the community: the Cascade Server Exchange. It’s a place where our customers can find tutorials, videos, and a plethora of downloadable code and sites. You can browse through various categories or perform a simple search. Whether you are using XSLT or Velocity, we have examples and modules ready for you to use and customize to your needs.
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 10:20am
A few weeks ago, University of Richmond rolled out its new main website, http://www.richmond.edu, powered by Cascade Server. Take a look!
The site is fully responsive and achieves the highest level of cross-browser compatibility. A lot of research went into determining how to deliver the information and imagery that resonates the most with prospective students, faculty, and staff.
The design was integrated into the CMS with a key goal in mind: to provide maximum levels of customization for content managers Cascade Server’s Data Definitions allow contributors to enter content in a structured manner, which is ideal for cross-site
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 9:00am
While content strategy is arguably the hottest term in the marketing and communications arena right now, there’s another topic that’s gaining an increased amount of traction, particularly in larger, more decentralized organizations such as colleges and universities: web governance Interestingly, higher education was among the first sectors to talk about web governance, even before it embraced content strategy Web governance defines the resources (both technical and human), policies, and procedures to manage and maintain an organization’s web presence Here are a few good reasons why investing in web governance makes a
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 9:00am
Another great Cascade Server User Conference is in the books. Since it was our biggest one so far, we actually had to upgrade to larger capacity rooms this year, and we had more sessions than ever before. So many new customers joined our community this year, and it was wonderful to interact with them during their first experience of our family reunion. I hope everyone had a lot of fun and came back with a plethora of ideas. Here are some key takeaways from #CSUC14.
Anticipating “The Ocho”
As always, Bradley Wagner, our VP of Engineering, kicked things off by presenting the product roadmap He discussed both short term and long
Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 9:00am
After a few months in our new office here at the Atlanta Tech Village, it is safe to say we are digging our new digs! As we had mentioned in our previous post, there are many perks to being in this new office. The other day, I was able to take advantage of one of those perks and attend one of the village workshop events which focused on Google Analytics.
When I combine many of the things I learned during the workshop, they become a great base for getting the most out of your analytic data. Here are few simple ideas that you can easily implement to transform your analytic research:
Web analytics follow a cycle and knowing the steps is
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 9:00am
Post by Mark Dirks, CEO of Beacon Technologies
I enjoyed playing basketball when I was younger. I wasn’t tall enough to really compete, but I did learn about the “triple threat position.” From this position, you gain a big offensive advantage because you have 3 solid options. You can jump-shoot, dribble-drive past the defender, or pass to a teammate. It’s about versatility.
Similarly, in baseball, we have the “Triple Crown.” To win it, you have to do 3 things better than anyone else. You must have the highest batting average, the most homeruns and the most runs-batted-in It’s a rare feat
Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 9:00am
The summer is almost over and students are gearing up to head back to class at their universities. Now is a great time to capitalize on their renewed focus on school. Here are a few trends that have caught our eye, along with some ideas on how you can use these trends to engage with your students:
Trend #1: #PayMyTuitionChallenge
After the social media explosion of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, college students took to social media to start their own trend They created the #PayMyTuitionChallenge, where students are currently nominating celebrities like Bill Gates and Beyonce to donate to “their cause” and pay their tuition
Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 9:00am
I recently attended PSEWeb, which is the Canadian equivalent of HighEdWeb. Big shout-out to Melissa Cheater and everyone involved in hosting such a great event! Two of the most interesting sessions were about writing for the web. The presenters were Stephanie Lummis and Andrea Kelly. Here are some key takeaways.
People have different reading habits online A lot of your visitors will not read the wordy paragraphs or lengthy blog posts on your website Instead, they want to get to the important information as quickly as possible As writers, we need to curb our inner Tolstoy and keep our content succinct Use bullet
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