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Weebly’s not so wobbly

I had lunch with Janie Hermann today and she told me about Weebly. Weebly claims to be the easiest way to create an publish a website – and I have to say it’s one of the easiest out there – if you don’t know any better What do I mean? Well, I know my HTML and my CSS, so I like to have control, but for those who have no  [ Read More ]

Choosing a CMS

Last week, I gave an introductory presentation to content management systems. Today I’m sitting with RayAna trying to decide whether to use Drupal or Joomla for the Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association website. We installed them both and keep going back and forth. For those who attended the talk – or are just curious, I just found an interesting comparison between the two. Right now we’re using Joomla – but  [ Read More ]


So I just spent the last three days learning about XQuery for work. Five years ago I took a 4 day course in PHP programming and I was the both the youngest in the session and the only female – the same is true five years later for the XQuery training! Where are all the girls?? What are you all up to? Anyway, my brain is so full of school  [ Read More ]

The new information design

I’ve said it a hundred times and I’ve talked about others who have said it – but this topic bears repeating – over and over until it’s stuck in everyone’s head!! The way we design web pages needs to change – it’s changing all around us and it’s time to learn from others and use those new rules on our library sites. Today I got to see a test version  [ Read More ]

After his talk for the PALINET & Library Connect event yesterday, Jonathan Clark of Elsevier came over to me and said, “You were nodding a lot, does that mean you liked the talk?” It was (for me) the best talk of the day!! Jonathan talked about user-centered design and how it has been used at Elsevier. It’s important to note that most of us can’t afford to do some of  [ Read More ]

Where do you keep your website?

I just read this funny dialog between a board officer and a web developer. US/Canada Border Officer: "Are you coming for business or pleasure sir?" Me: "Business" Officer: "What is the nature of your stay?" Me: "I'm a web developer and I'm meeting with a client in Oregon to discuss a project." Border Officer: "What's the name of the client?" Me: "pMachine." Officer: "Are you bringing any websites with you?"  [ Read More ]

Most Successful Web Redesign?

This year we’re going to be redesigning our library website. I’ve read tons of articles and attended sessions on different methods, but I’d love to hear from you. What was your most successful redesign project? What do you recommend doing? Not doing? How big was your team? I thought I’d try and develop a survey using SurveyMonkey because I’ll actually be showing this tool to area librarians next month –  [ Read More ]

It’s about darn time

Microsoft FrontPage hangs up it’s hat! What happened to FrontPage? After nine years of being an award-winning Web authoring tool, FrontPage will be discontinued in late 2006. We will continue to serve the diverse needs of our existing FrontPage customers with the introduction of two brand-new application building and Web authoring tools using the latest technologies: Office SharePoint Designer 2007 for the enterprise information workers and Expression Web for the  [ Read More ]

Website Magazine

Want more mail? I just learned about the free Website Magazine from LibraryPlanet. Can’t wait for it to arrive!

More on Feed2JS

I am considering using Feed2JS on our intranet (after listening to Meredith & Paul at Internet Librarian) – I’m still going to give it a whirl, but I’ll be more cautious before I use it on any of our sites outside of the firewall after reading this warning from RSS4Lib. If you run your own copy of Feed2JS on your own server (rather than using Feed2JS’s public version), unscrupulous folks  [ Read More ]

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