Sep 23, 2013

Pew Internet – Cell Internet use 2013

Communicator

Pew Internet has released their 2013 survey on Cell Internet use. In general, it illustrates the continuing and growing trend of using cellular mobile devices to access the internet. Highlights from this year’s survey include the fact that 63% of people go online using their phones (up from 55% in 2012 and 31% in 2009), and that 85% of people aged 18-29 use their phone to go online.

Of the 63% who use their phone to go online, 34% of them mostly use their phone to go online. In the 18-29 age group, 50% of people fall into this category.

Details of the survey can be found at http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Cell-Internet/Summary-of-Findings/Cell-Internet-Access.aspx.

Sep 2, 2013

On-campus responsive web design training at no charge

Communicator Designer Developer Manager Resource Center

Join the Texas A&M Mobile Team for a practical, hands-on workshop on implementing a responsive website. The no-charge one-day course will be offered on two separate days to accommodate interested participants. Please bring your laptop. Lunch and training materials provided. Training is open to members of The Texas A&M University System.

When: September 19 OR October 23, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: General Services Complex, Room 101 B&C

Register: https://secure.touchnet.com/C21490_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=190&CATID=341. Hurry! Enrollment is limited to 20 seats per session.

See the training agenda and schedule. Please send questions to it-coms@tamu.edu.

Aug 1, 2013

New report on high school students, use of mobile devices in college search

Communicator Manager Resource Center

The latest E-Expectations report from Noel-Levitz, The Impact of Mobile Browsing on the College Search Process, is available at http://blog.noellevitz.com/2013/07/31/high-school-students-mobile-devices-college-search-process-campus-ready. It provides new data about mobile usage by college-bound high school students. University communicators take note: there’s a list of top 10 content priorities when browsing college sites via mobile devices.

Jul 16, 2013

Parents and the Mobile Web

Communicator Manager

According to the Pew Internet report, “Cell Phone Activities 2012,” American adults use their devices for much more than phone calls. In addition to snapping photos and sending texts, more than half of cell phone owners (56 percent) access the Internet through their phones. In the college parent age groups, 69 percent of 30 – 49 year olds and 40 percent of 50 – 64 year olds are mobile web users.

Jul 10, 2013

Mobile-first redesign of Security.tamu.edu

Communicator Designer Developer Manager Resource Center

Texas A&M Information Technology recently redesigned Security.tamu.edu thinking mobile first. Our team worked to streamline and reorganize the content to improve readability. The site is divided into articles on big topics like identity theft or protecting confidential information. Each article has an introduction paragraph and sections with clear headings to make the content easy to scan. On mobile devices, the body content is converted into an accordion, which keeps scrolling to a minimum and allows readers to select the topics most relevant to them.