ATAC 2018 Conference at Lafayette

A view of one of the gates at Lafayette College.

  The first-ever Academic Technology Administrators Conference (ATAC) is being held at Lafayette College on June 25 and 26. Sponsored by CLAMP, the conference is dedicated to the people who design, implement and support the academic technology ecosystem. In some ways this conference is the successor to the old NITLE User Group meetings, where folks … Read moreATAC 2018 Conference at Lafayette

Get an update Phase 2 of the Web Redesign at the next #lafweb meeting

Colorful spheres representing the different technology aspects of the Web Community of Practice

Phase 2 of the Web Redesign — in which the new design is rolled out to department, office, and program websites — is well underway with more than a dozen sites converted. Learn more about the update at the Web Redesign at the next Web Community of Practice meeting from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April … Read moreGet an update Phase 2 of the Web Redesign at the next #lafweb meeting

Training videos for Digress.it

Digress.it is a collaborative editing and discussion plugin for WordPress that allows users to add comments to individual paragraphs in a post. We’re piloting as Scribe at Lafayette. These videos on Vimeo provide a good overview of how to make the best use of the plugin, from planning out documents to making comments. They’re well … Read moreTraining videos for Digress.it

Problems with Theme Options displaying for admins in WordPress MS

Since the upgrade to WordPress 3.0 things have been running fairly smoothly, but I been seeing sporadic problems with some themes no longer displaying theme options for web site administrators. The three themes in question are Mandigo, Tarski and Viala and in all cases, the superadmins for the WordPress network are able to access these … Read moreProblems with Theme Options displaying for admins in WordPress MS

Bates relaunches web site with WordPress

Bates College is using WordPress to power their new home page. College Web Editor has a nice write-up on the relaunch, including an interview with the project leader. They talk about what plugins Bates is using (NextGen Gallery, Super-Cache, WP Table Reloaded) as well as how the site integrates with the college’s social media sites … Read moreBates relaunches web site with WordPress

Tools for troubleshooting web download speeds

I’ve recently been running some tests on WordPress to determine where potential download bottle necks may lie. I’ve found two add-ons for Firebug, the excellent troubleshooting/development plugin for Firefox: YSlow: A tool for Yahoo that analyzes a page’s download time, breaking it down by file type (e.g. HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Images) and points out potential … Read moreTools for troubleshooting web download speeds