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Taking Images for Social Media

Getting the right visual to share with our social media audiences can sometimes be hard. Not only do we have to contend with the constraints of working within tight deadlines, we ‘re often challenged in higher education to find the resources and budget to produce rich multimedia content. High end…

Web Services Introduces Usability Testing Services

Web Services is working on making your websites better, faster, and stronger with targeted research, studies, and metrics. You might remember Steve Austin, astronaut. He was the one of the best… and then he got even better, thanks to the miracle of bionics. Usability Testing is the web…

Refining Bounce Rates Through Timeouts

Some weeks back we stumbled upon an interesting post from the Google Analytics team discussing a simple event that would modify your bounce rates. The event institutes a 15 second timer that at its end will invalidate a visitor as being seen as a ‘bounce’. A simpler explanation: if…

Refining Bounce Rates Through Timeouts

Some weeks back we stumbled upon an interesting post from the Google Analytics team discussing a simple event that would modify your bounce rates. The event institutes a 15 second timer that at its end will invalidate a visitor as being seen as a ‘bounce’. A simpler explanation: if…

Transitioning your site to UFHealth

UF&Shands is now University of Florida Health. The name UF Health represents the combined resources of the University of Florida Health Science Center and Shands health care system. It stands for the shared professional expertise and personal commitment of our 22,000-plus faculty and staff who work daily to improve…

Lessons from HighEdWeb Florida 2013

On April 22 and 23, Web Services hosted the first southeast regional for the Higher Education Web Professionals Association. HighEdWeb Florida brought content specialists, social media managers, web designers, programmers and managers together to discuss web communications, marketing, and more. We had attendees from as far away…

UF&Shands and Social Media

The Social Media landscape is not static. It’s tectonically active, and changes from day to day. That’s why you need to start with a geological survey to make sure what you build can withstand the environment. Before setting forth on creating an account, it’s important to…

Updating Existing Files in a WordPress Site

Can we update an existing document in our website without losing the links to that document?¬†YES WE CAN! The Problem with Replacing a File A good example of the old way is to think about a document that is updated annually, like a policies document. Up until now, in…

A Year In Web: 2011

As 2012 begins, the External Web Services team takes a look back at 2011 and what they consider to be the greatest trend or achievement in web development and communications for the year.