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Mar 17, 2015

Student Affairs IT Launches New Responsive Site

Designer Manager

The Division of Student Affairs Department of Information Technology has just launched a new site. The site is based upon WordPress and uses a very popular theme called Avada by Themefusion, which is billed as the #1 selling WordPress theme in the world. We selected Avada primarily because it is very responsive. But also because the built-in theme feature set is so robust, that you can do almost any type of design without a large amount of custom CSS work. This makes it a good theme for our departmental customers who want to have a sharp looking site without having to wait for IT to mock it up. The site is also integrated into our departmental Twitter feed so stories go out via social media.

Dec 4, 2014

Mobile Use over the Thanksgiving Holiday

Developer

Luke W. tweeted a few stats from IBM over the Thanksgiving holiday that further emphasizes the importance of mobile-friendly sites.

Dec 4, 2014

Wanted! A few good developers to add to my design process

Designer Developer

Smashing Magazine recently added a post to their site from Paul Boag which is a must read!  It reiterates many of the reasons why our department began incorporating the developers into our initial conversations when developing websites.

In addition, the article reinforces the idea that we should stop seeing developers as the enemy or “those people” but rather as allies to the cause of creating creative and effective websites.

If my word is not enough, maybe reading this article at Smashing Magazine will help melt your hardened heart.