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Archives for the ‘hewd 2004’ category

best of track: a class (year) site

came in a bit late. 2 guys from URochester. I can see why this did so well in the reviews: they have a good presentation style, maybe one of the best I’ve seen all week. establish unity, provide communication, basic resource. URL sent with admittance letter. content added as needed. first done for class of […]

best of track: conversion to web standards

Daniel from UWisconsin Platt http://www.uwplatt.edu/web/webstandards talk about changes in methodology, along with concepts, reasons to make the switch. zen thing: is standards, aren’t standards. if you think of the W3C as the UN… if the countries in the UN don’t want to play well, they don’t. but the UN at least has an army; maybe […]


instead of going to session #10, I went up to my room to get a nap. best thing I could’ve done, even though some of the presentations sounded quite interesting. now I feel like a real live human being again, even with just an hour’s sleep, washing my face, and putting up my hair. I […]

cms 9: content mgt best practices

asking who’s using a CMS, satisfaction. wacky graphics showing a messed up navigation system. slide with teeny tiny font. she’s lost her microphone, and she’s not not quite loud enough. hey, she’s asking and now holding the mic…I can hear her! what it can’t do: write the content (sounds silly, but…. ah, it sounds like […]

a little fresh air

I’m sitting out on the patio in the middle of the hotel, and yes, the wifi reaches out here. the laptop is a little hard to read, but it’s worth it just to get some sun & fresh air. Susan & I went for a quick walk around the hotel during one of the breaks […]

mea8: web metrics

gotta take good notes this time: Susan asked me to fill her in while she’s in the XML forms presentation. it’s a panel (3 women, including the last presenter I saw, and one guy, for those paying attention), 4 web people from new york state. they’re hoping for answers from us, too. almost everybody here […]

csd7: journey to content management

trying valiantly to wake up. had a mocha this morning, because I knew there was no way I’d make it through the morning otherwise. not a very *good* mocha, but it’s helping. she has an excellent speaking style, is working to engage the audience: hand-raising, questioning. they were all self-publishing, fully decentralized, even more than […]

csd6: aka me

I think it went well, but I don’t know. I just have such a massive sense of relief that it’s hard to experience anything else. only lost my train of thought a couple of times, and recovered quickly. S5 worked great, too. I didn’t cover everything that I said in my practice versions, but I […]

mea5: project management

Aimee Lewis, Warner School, URochester running off her vita, lots of school experience (nearly 100 sites) asking about who people are in the audience (project mgr, designer, marketing, IT: can I raise my hand on everything?) looks like this a redesign session. their old site (as of 2 yrs ago) was from 1997! 3 pages […]