Archive for the ‘Web Design’ Category

New CommonSpot Tutorial: Making Collapsible Content with jQuery

April 15th, 2011

Web Wednesday: Google Maps, Behind the Scenes

November 11th, 2010

See the blog post over at Tony’s Tech Blog for the slides and information on the presentation made at UNC CAUSE 2010 about ECU’s experience with Google Maps.

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CommonSpot Templates

October 28th, 2010

A new blog post about the recent change in CommonSpot templates is available:

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Web Wednesday: ECU Google Maps Linking

October 19th, 2010

The ECU Google Map gets many visits each day.  To help enhance it’s usefulness as a resource for the campus community, it has an embedded JavaScript that will open the details of a building if you have created a properly constructed link and query string.  As part of the CommonSpot Users Group meeting, I am presenting this information.  Full details are in the presentation shown below:

Note that whether you use CommonSpot, WordPress, a visual web designer such as Expression Web or Dreamweaver, or a plain text editor creating “raw” HTML, the link technique shown will work.

You can see the links in action if you do a search on the ECU E-mail and Phone Directory page.

CommonSpot, ECU Web Sites, Web Design

Mobile Safari View Source Bookmarklet

April 27th, 2010

If you’re working with mobile interfaces on iPod/iPhone/iPad, many sites automatically change their JavaScript, CSS, and HTML for a mobile friendly presentation.  If you’re a web designer and want to know “how did they do that?”, then you’re constantly wishing for “view source” functionality in mobile Safari.  Well want no longer, because I’ve linked to a fantastic bookmarklet to provide the functionality, as well as a detailed explanation of how to get the bookmarklet to work in the first place.  It’s all linked in my ECU blog.

General Information, Web Design

Web Wednesday: WordPress Hacks and Customizations

April 21st, 2010

A great collection of  resources for WordPress:

If you wish to use these on ECU’s hosted WordPress MU site, you’ll need to have a customized theme.  We’ve posted links and tutorials on creating themes before.  Remember that the them collection is available to all users, so if you submit changes to be used at, any and all blog owners can use them.

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WordPress Resources

March 12th, 2010

A great list of blogs/sites that cover WordPress, whether you’re a beginner or tweaking your own installation:

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Web Wednesday: Font Stacks

February 10th, 2010

Web Wednesday: Favicons

February 2nd, 2010

Have you wanted an easy way to make the little “favicons” that appear next to the URLs in your browser?  No need for ICO programs, image editors, or even a magic lamp. Here’s a great website that turns your images into the ICO format for use as a favicon:

Simply upload the image you want converted to a favicon (note: it must be 100×100 pixels), and it will return you the ICO file, as well as HTML to add to your web pages that references that image.

Web Design

15 Minute SEO List

December 31st, 2009

All the good/bad/ugly to do/not do/avoid like the plague when trying to increase visibility of your web pages and site:

Web Design