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In any environment where the nature of the work isn’t fully understood, misconceptions are formed. These misconceptions lead to poor decisions. This is usually the case with media development (web, social, video, etc.) in higher education. We’ve all heard of the project triangle or some variation of that where you have quality, price, and time - each represented in a corner. In this metaphor, you can only choose two of the possible three options.

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I am starting a series of posts as an extension to my talk a few weeks ago on Web Standards and Accessibility. These posts will be dedicated to explaining how to make a habit of progressive enhancement instead of falling back on graceful degradation.

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So we have looked at 301 SEO friendly redirects and the importance of 404 pages and setting them up properly to track bad URLs. It’s probably also a good idea to explore the rest of the important HTML return codes and what each of them means.

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How many iPhones visited your site yesterday? Can you tell me? Could you get it set up if you needed to? At many universities, concerns about the usage of mobile devices (i.e. PDAs and smart phones) are increasing with respect to their web sites.

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As a team leader of an upcoming redesign project, The eduStyle Guide to Usable Higher-Ed Homepage Design was very useful to me.

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I’ve been promising this book review of “Web Analytics: An Hour a Day” by Avinash Kaushik for near six months and it has taken every week of six months to finally make it all the way through this book. I’ve spoken many times about Avinash and his wonderful blog “Occam’s Razor” which this book being the pinnacle piece of the writings on that blog.

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Today I’m bringing you my interview with author, speaker and CSS Guru Christopher Schmitt. I met Christopher last year at An Event Apart Boston.

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Last summer I did research for my independent study project in graduate school that resulted in “The Use of Social Media in Higher Education for Marketing and Communication: A Guide for Professionals in Higher Education.” The research was largely done in June and July 2008. During this time, very few universities were actively using Twitter.

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