Archive: July 2010

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  • Accessibility
  • Web Design

The specific, but diverse populations within a University have  caused some horrible navigation choices. Who's your audience? If a University directs their navigation towards your students, the faculty can't find anything. If they direct it towards the faculty, the students can't find anything. That's not even considering other audiences like parents, sports fans, and potential students.

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  • Drupal
  • Web Design

Working at ITD, I had the opportunity to redesign the North Dakota Highway Patrol's website. This was both a redesign, and a Drupal conversion project. Using Drupal allowed us to develop a very nice looking site that can easily be maintained. Content can be maintained by the people who are familiar with the organization, the staff of the NDHP. www.nd.gov/ndhp is built in Drupal using Zen.

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  • Validation and Testing

I've been asked a number of times lately how I test websites that I work on. While I'm never shy about talking about this sort of thing, I thought writing it down might be beneficial.

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  • Web Design

Ze Frank is hiring. I say this not because I'm interested, but because I like the way he wrote the job descriptions. Two statements jump out at me.

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  • Accessibility
  • CSS
  • Web Design
  • Government on the Web

As part of my work with North Dakota Government's Information Technology Department (ITD) I with a team of people maintaining www.nd.gov. We've recently launched a series of updates, with more on the way. My part of the recent changes involved improving the basic HTML structure, the CSS, and overall accessibility. This new structure is now wrapped in a new theme for the Summer. The content and back-end work belongs to others, but the CSS and Photoshop work is mine.