It’s been a busy summer for Creative Relations (formally the Communications Office)!
On the web site we’ve created over 100 degree maps for all majors and emphases, and we’ve incorporated them into the individual academic sites. These degree maps chart the course progression a student needs to follow for each semester in order to graduate with a particular degree. If you need to point students to them, the link to the degree maps is located in the black box of each academic site’s navigation. Since the degree maps are built within our responsive design framework (and are not simply uploaded pdfs), students can access them fairly easily from a mobile device as well.
We’ve also been working with Scott Travis in Facilities to re-design the Facilities web site. He and his staff have provided us with great content, and we think it’s turned into a really good site. If you need help updating your site for the new school year, please email me with your new content. You usually don’t need a lot of content to make a good update – a few short paragraphs or bulleted lists work great. We can add the photos and do any editing that you may need!
The department formerly known as Communications has a new name: Creative Relations. A division of Enrollment Management, we offer a variety of media production services for both internal and external audiences, including:
- Consultation and production services for web content and print media
- Support of university advertising and marketing efforts
- Facilitating maintenance and oversight of central university social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube
Creative Relations staff includes Director Mark Schoenecker, Graphic Designer Amy Kucera, Web Content Specialist Jen Stoughton, Web Applications Developer Mike Henderson, and Print Shop Manager Peggy Dunn.
Media relations continue to be handled by Julie Waechter and Linda Relyea, now in the Department of Institutional Advancement, reporting to President Svaldi.
Here is the mobile and tablet traffic for the adams.edu website, first day of class:
August 23rd 2010
August 22nd 2011
August 20th 2012
Mobile and Tablet 12.51%
August 19th 2013
Mobile and Tablet 21.9%
Mike and I learned something new about Photoshop today – when saving your images in “Save for Web,” it’s best to select the “Convert to sRGB” checkbox:
This will keep your images looking vibrant when displayed in all browsers. If you don’t, your images may appear desaturated/washed-out when viewed online.
Find out more about why it’s best to use sRGB for your web images.
1. For email Links: Always type “mailto:” in front of your email addresses. The format should look like this:
Get more info on email links
2. If you are using a link list to link to pages or pdfs that were created within Bricolage, always use the “link to story” or “link to media” elements instead of using external links. Also, if possible, please try to avoid linking to pages or pdfs from inside a Content Block – use the link list element with the “link to story” or “link to media” elements.