Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 9:00am
As users of Cascade Server, we’re all interested in getting as much as we can out of the time we spend logged in and working If you’re just beginning with Cascade Server, finding enough time to devote to learning Cascade can be tough And if you’re a Cascade veteran, it’s easy to be underexposed to some of Cascade Server’s newest features over time For three years and over thirty monthly sessions, our “bootcamp” training has been our way of opening the door for new Cascade users (and grizzled, forgetful veterans) to get acquainted with our content management system We’ve had nearly
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 9:00am
Usability testing refers to evaluating a product or service by testing it with representative users in either a formal or informal setting. Usability testing helps to discover the flaws and areas for improvement in your work, which may be hard for you to see yourself. Stepping back and having others walkthrough and test your existing prototype can help you discover new ideas, challenges, or uses you hadn’t previously considered. You can test at any time, either before your prototype launches or when your website needs updating.
Formal vs. Informal Testing
Formal testing involves more planning, but the payoff can be worth it If
Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 at 9:30am
By now, most web professionals are at least familiar with Responsive Web Design (RWD), an approach that strives to provide an ideal viewing experience for a wide variety of devices. RWD has gone from being a trend, to a must-have for websites of every size and industry. Whenever a trend becomes this big, it’s easy to become inundated with information. Twitter is one of the best sources for the latest information on responsive web design, but if you blink you might miss it. Since there’s no way to see every tweet, we’ve collected our most popular tweets with RWD resources and tutorials from 2015 (so far).
Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 9:30am
Competition exists within all industries. When an organization is looking to expand or revamp their existing content marketing, they’ll more than likely consider what their competitors are doing. So, when it comes to content marketing, what should you consider when sizing up your competitors?
Who does your competition market to Who are the current or typical personas they’re trying to reach If you do your research, you can find a lot of this information by simply visiting their current website Don’t just read the content on the website, but pay attention to how it’s structured, and who it seems to be
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 9:00am
Friday, March 6th, was National Employee Appreciation Day. At Hannon Hill we wanted to celebrate by recognizing all of our employees’ hard work and rewarding them for their dedication. So our HR team surprised everyone with a special day full of treats.
First, each employee came in to find a small surprise on their desk, with a little note to let them know how lucky we are to have them on the team.
Next, there were homemade funfetti
Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 9:30am
Last January we shared with you, Five Characteristics of Fresh Quality Content. One of those characteristics was “refreshed.” So we’re taking our own advice, and refreshing our 5 Characteristics of Fresh Quality Content. Great content is crucial for not just engaging your audience but increasing your search engine ranking.
In 2015, what makes content great?
Fresh can mean a lot of things It can mean content that is relevant to a current issue or about a current event It can simply mean up-to-date It’s important to make sure that the information in your content is current and accurate - one of the
Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 10:00am
What content matters the most on your university’s website? This is a tough question, that lacks a definite answer. However, there are growing trends and statistics that can shed some light on universal best practices. While every institution is unique, most of their websites have similar content: admissions, financial aid, academic programs, student life, athletics, alumni, etc. They also share similar target audiences: potential students, parents of potential students, current students, alumni, donors, and other personas we’ve previously discussed.
Areas of Interest
Let’s start with the information provided by your
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 10:00am
Are you engaged in the work that you do Are you filling your workday with joy, meaning and productivity Employee engagement is a trending and hotly discussed topic Throughout the workplace, everyone seems to have their own opinion of the influence it has on employee output and company success Companies are investing time, appropriating resources, and expanding efforts to increase employee engagement They’re attempting to create a dialogue through various means such as, team-building activities, company-wide meetings, employee surveys, and independent research, to better define the engagement barometer and its impact on their
Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 10:00am
Awesome = Bootstrap + Cascade, it’s as easy as A - B - C.
Responsive Web Design (RWD) is an approach that strives to provide an ideal viewing experience for a wide variety of devices. A site designed with RWD principles attempts to respond to each device accessing the content, and adapts the layout to fit the user’s display.
In this upcoming webinar Charlie Holder, Head of Customer Experience at Hannon Hill, will highlight how to leverage the power of Cascade Server to help create and manage content for a responsive website.
Introduction to Bootstrap
Like many frameworks, Bootstrap offers a fluid (or fixed) grid system that
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at 10:00am
Quality content on your site really is the priority. Even if your design creates an aesthetically pleasing visitor journey, it won’t mean a thing without good writing to go along with it.
It’s About Your Audience
Effectively writing for your audience requires taking a few things into account. The content on your site needs to be tailored to the knowledge levels of your audienceIt should show your extensive understanding of the services your organization provides, and how they serve the various types of users you cater to It should also serve a purpose - What do you want to convey to your audience What actions do you
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