BYU Web Community Working Groups

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Submitted by Don Powell on July 1, 2016 - 1:55pm

Thank you to all that attended the BYU Web Community Templates Kickoff meeting. At this meeting we discussed what we need to do to proceed with the next version of our templates. We also announced 3 working groups; User Interface/Design, Content/Social Media and Engineering.

Please take a moment to fill out the following survey and indicating which working groups you would like to participate in. Remember you can help in as many as you would like.

Thank you again.
Don Powell

BYU Web Community Templates Kickoff Meeting

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Submitted by Don Powell on June 17, 2016 - 11:37am

At the Spring/Summer WebFest last week, we announced the start of the next version of the BYU Web Community Templates. We will be holding our Kickoff meeting next Thursday, June 23rd, at 2:00 pm in 3228 WSC. Some of the items we will be discussing include:
- Who is using the current templates and why did you choose to do so
- Who is not using the current templates and why did they not meet your needs
- What would you like to see in the next version of templates
- Where we are going from here

I look forward to seeing you next Thursday.

Spring/Summer WebFest June 9

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Submitted by Joe Hadfield on June 2, 2016 - 11:09am

When: June 9 from 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Hinckley Center Ballroom

The campus web community is invited to WebFest, a semesterly training opportunity organized by the Web Advisory Board.

Feedback from the last two WebFests has prompted one change. Instead of breakout sessions in separate rooms, the presentations will be shorter and all take place in the main hall. Here is the line-up:  

BYU Web Audit Summary and Next Steps

Joe Hadfield, Director of Online Communications, University Communications


Status update on the university calendar

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Submitted by Joe Hadfield on May 24, 2016 - 4:00pm

I've been asked to give an update on development of the university online calendar, which is going to transition to Drupal with development support from OIT. Many in the web community contributed some very good ideas in web community meetings last fall and through the survey we sent out during Winter semester. You can see a shorthand list of those enhancements below. Sherwin and Katria in OIT are going through the list to estimate the development time for each.


WebFest Winter 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
710 Tanner Building
WebFest Winter 2016 Schedule
Thursday, February 11, 2016
10 a.m. to noon
710 Tanner Building
10 – 10:50 a.m.
Keynote Session - Good Performance is Good Design
Nate Walton
Nate loves beautiful designs and well-crafted code. He currently works for LDS Philanthropies on the web team doing a little bit of everything. He's been an advocate for responsive design on campus for several years, and doesn't mind getting into the obscure details of web site performance if it will improve people's experience.