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Let's talk tables & how to adjust them for mobile

ElizabethRose -- Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:30am

Ah, tables. We're all familiar with them, but we may not be familiar with their intended purpose on the web.

Before we keep going, let's get one thing clear: tables are for sets of data. They should not be used to manipulate layout on a page. Like we've mentioned before, there are web accessibility standards and we have to be compliant across all of our websites.

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3 Steps to Improve Accessibility

ElizabethRose -- Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:53am

A quick guide to using your site's tools so you can improve the experience for every site visitor. Making your users trudge through mud to get the information they need is not exactly encouraging and doesn't say, "Welcome to UL Lafayette!"

When we say "site accessibility," most often we're talking about making sure your site is easily usable for people with visual, hearing, cognitive, or dexterity impairments. But, in almost every situation, following accessibility standards means improving the experience for every site visitor.

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Show Your Work

ElizabethRose -- Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:05am

When it comes to new projects, we're learning that the process is almost as important as the final product. When we share that process, we all learn from each other.

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Bringing back tips from the experts: A fabulous experience at ConfabEDU

ElizabethRose -- Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:40pm

Aimee and I trekked to Atlanta for the annual ConfabEDU, a three-day conference for professionals who work exclusively with website content in higher education. We spent three days cramming as much information and as many ideas as we could into our brains and notebooks — and we spent the last week processing it all. Now, we're ready to share what we learned with you!

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Coming soon: Web content training

ElizabethRose -- Mon, 05/12/2014 - 8:30am

The Web Team is working on developing a web content training for all of our Web ambassadors to better help your users get the most out of your site.

When you strike out to develop content for your department/office/college's new Web site, we don't want you to have to go at it alone. We want a Web content training course to be available to all of our ambassadors so you have the tools to make your site and the information within it is super easy for your users to locate.

In the training, we will cover:

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