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Siteimprove Webinars in February

Coming up:

February 12, 2:00 – Siteimprove for Higher Education
February 19, 2:00 – New User Training
February 26, 2:00 – Custom Reports
February 20, 10:00 – Accessibility 101

Siteimprove Webinars in January

Just a reminder for Siteimprove users that you can always take advantage of their webinars to brush up on skills or learn new ones. Coming up:

January 15, 10:00 – New User Training
January 17, 10:00 – Accessibility Overview
January 24, 2:00 – New User Training
January 29, 10:00 – Reports Training

Now Hiring – Two Web Positions Open

Web Services Manager

The position vacated by our web developer has been enhanced to include high-end web programming skills and leadership. This new focus will help us implement innovative solutions to achieve strategic goals of the University. This position will report to the CIO and help shape our web strategy.

If you have…

  • Solid web programming skills
  • A passion for staying current with web technology trends
  • Experience with larger web projects such as: CMS implementations, web applications, mobile-friendly site redesigns
  • The ability to be a visionary leader

…we’re looking for you!

More information can be found on the HR website:
http://www.uwgb.edu/hr/jobs/position817.html

Web/Print Designer

The Office of Marketing and University Communication has an immediate need for a creative web/print designer to assist with production of web pages and publications. This is an LTE position.

More information can be found on the HR website:
http://www.uwgb.edu/hr/jobs/position818.html

Wacky Display After Editing with Expression Web

Did you just make an edit to a page on your templated website and nearly faint when you saw the end result? Click here to read more »

SiteCheck is Continuing

If you’ve been following along, you know that our SiteCheck subscription with SiteImprove was expiring July 30, 2012.

Due to popular demand, I am happy to report that we have renewed the service, now known as “Quality Assurance”, and users should not notice any change or disruption in their broken link, misspelling, or accessibility reports.

http://siteimprove.com/services/quality-assurance.aspx

A big THANK YOU to all the departments that contributed funding to make this happen! Web is our University’s #1 marketing tool and your support shows how very important it is.

Web Services Seeking Junior Web Developer

We’re adding to our team!

See more information on the HR site here: http://www.uwgb.edu/hr/jobs/position759.html

SiteCheck – 2 MONTHS TO GO

Hello SiteCheck Users,

This is just a reminder that our SiteCheck service will discontinue TWO MONTHS FROM TODAY, on July 30, 2012.

Did you know?

  • SiteCheck is set up on our main site AND our blogs – if you haven’t looked at the broken links in your blog, you may want to do that.
  • Working together, we have reduced the number of broken links on our website from 5,266 two years ago to less than 700 today!
  • SiteCheck tells you all the misspellings on your site (and believe me, they’re embarreasing).
  • You can easily see every email address you have listed on your website – do they all still exist?
  • You can easily see every phone number you have listed on your website – are they all still appropriate?

Log in today, while you still can! http://www.siteimprove.com/login.aspx

Exploiting EDU Domains for SEO

In the world of SEO (search engine optimization), an .EDU domain holds a lot of clout. Any URL linked-to from uwgb.edu to is raised up in their own search engine rankings simply because an .edu domain links to them. From the search engine’s point of view, our link adds credibility to that third-party website. This is well known among search engine marketers.

Creating Links to Outside Content

Because of the weight our links give to outside websites, you’ll want to carefully review any website you would like to link to and decide whether or not they are worthy of a link (“endorsement”) from us.

Any link that leaves our domain (uwgb.edu) is what you want to be aware of.

Requests for Links Back

Web Services receives several requests per week to provide outbound links to sites on all sorts of topics. These requests may not even be relevant to our site, but these advertisers are persistent. They’ll even offer to link back to uwgb.edu in return (“from 50 other websites!”). Click here to read more »

Now Hiring Student Employees for Summer 2012

Do you know a UW-Green Bay student who would love to put their web development skills to work right here on campus? Send them to Web Services! We are currently looking to hire two student employees for Summer 2012 and beyond.

Job Description

The Web Service Office designs, develops and maintains the University’s Web presence. This includes the top level pages of the University’s site, academic program sites, and various special projects. Student Web Assistants help to develop and track assigned projects through to completion. Support or assist the University Webmaster with web development and web design duties, as needed. Designing/coding new web pages as needed using HTML, CSS, JS, ASP, PHP, ColdFusion, CommonSpot Web CMS, WordPress, and Adobe Photoshop. Other tasks as assigned. Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students typically work 12 to 20 hours per week depending on the student’s course schedule, and up to 40 hours during breaks and summers.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a talent for design and layout, good troubleshooting and problem solving skills, and the ability to work independently. Top candidates are not expected to know everything before they come in, but will learn as they gain experience. We train and mentor our students. Because of the training involved in this position, we are especially interested in students who have two or more years of school ahead of them before graduation.

Interested? Complete our application online today!

Apply Now

SiteCheck Users – Watch For Upgrade

For all campus SiteCheck users – if you didn’t get a chance to attend SiteImprove’s orientation webinar this week to see their new “Quality Assurance” tool (a major upgrade for SiteCheck), at least take a look at their beta site which is now available to our registered users.

Some users were wondering why we are having an upgrade when we don’t have plans to renew the service. Just a reminder that our current contract goes through July 30, 2012, so there is still plenty of time for us to clean up our links, misspellings, and accessibility issues.

The upgrade is mandatory by April 1, 2012, and we can proceed with our own upgrade at any time before then. We think you’ll like the new interface.