Archive for the ‘Web Team’ Category

2019 Higher Ed WEBSITES Conference: watch on-demand with 1 extra session released soon

June 10th, 2019 Karine Joly No Comments

Did you miss the #HEW19 conference on June 5? Watch it on-demand! The 2019 Higher Ed WEBSITES Conference was a really fun and engaging experience (check out the pics!) for all the American, Canadian and Australian schools in attendance – and you can now get it on-demand! The 2019 Higher Ed WEBSITES Conference was full […]

2018 Higher Ed WEBSITES Conference: now available with 3 extra sessions on Accessibility, Redesigns & Divi Theme

June 20th, 2018 Karine Joly No Comments

Missed the #HEW18 conference on June 13? Watch it on-demand! The 2018 Higher Ed WEBSITES Conference was a big hit with attendees last week. It was full of great takeaways, fresh ideas and surprises including a very visual Q&A session with all the speakers on screen! Thanks to all the presenters for the Higher Ed […]

Best Advice Ever for #HigherEd Web Pros

May 9th, 2018 Karine Joly No Comments

Creating, designing, developing, managing — and fixing higher ed websites is NOT an easy job. So, good advice is always welcome in the high ed web community. :-) That’s why I asked the 12 higher ed web professionals speaking at the 2018 Higher Ed WEBSITES Conference to share with us the best advice they’ve ever […]

Why register your team for the 2018 #HigherEd WEBSITES Conference on June 13?

April 25th, 2018 Karine Joly No Comments

An online conference for the love of Higher Ed WEBSITES! I launched this blog 13 years ago as I was working as a web editor for a college in New Jersey. Back in 2005, social media was just an experiment and blogs were the next big thing. The Web had just started to become read […]

Top 5 Web Project Management Tools for #highered Professionals

September 13th, 2013 Karine Joly 5 Comments

Got Digital Projects to Manage at Your School? Who doesn’t have projects to manage in higher education? Whether you’re in charge of websites, mobile development, web applications or marketing, communication, publications and social media initiatives, you have projects to manage. And, while there is a lot more to successful digital project management than the tool […]

University of Notre Dame redefines #highered websites with its redesigned mobile first responsive homepage

April 2nd, 2012 Karine Joly 13 Comments

While others were having some good April’s Fool fun with their homepage, the University of Notre Dame quietly launched a revolutionary homepage yesterday afternoon. This could well be the Holy Grail of higher ed website design: a web design based on the mobile first approach that serves content on any devices using a combo of […]

Top 11 #highered websites ranked by EDU Checkup scores

January 17th, 2012 Karine Joly 1 Comment

Website redesigns are a fact of life in higher education. And, that’s why our yearly Web Redesign Boot Camp webinar series (Feb 7-9, 2012) is always very well-attended as it provides practical tips and useful advice for web redesign projects in higher education as well as a good overview of the latest trends in our […]

Top (First) Responsive Websites in #highered

November 16th, 2011 Karine Joly 16 Comments

How do you like your site? Web? Mobile? How about Responsive? As my cutting-edge technically-oriented readers already know (but I love you the same even if you don’t yet ;0), Responsive Web Design wasn’t exactly born yesterday. The term was coined in an article written by Ethan Marcotte and published in May 2010 on A […]

Top 10 #highered websites ranked by EDU Checkup scores

April 4th, 2011 Karine Joly No Comments

As we’ve seen last Friday with some of the amazing redesigns done for April’s Fool Day, we have some very talented web professionals working on higher ed websites. Every Wednesday, in my Higher Ed Experts email newsletter (not susbcribed yet?), I share the top 5 most popular websites of the week at, THE higher […]

Top fishy #highered homepage web redesigns for April’s Fool Day

April 1st, 2011 Karine Joly 5 Comments

April’s Fool Day is upon us and up until now I’ve been really impressed by the creativity put into a few higher ed web redesigns. This year, some web teams have been given A LOT of liberty to do amazing and funny homepage redesigns. Thinking about it, wouldn’t it be nice if a website redesign […]

Web Redesign Wisdom for #highered: 3 tips from Nick DeNardis (EDUCheckup & Wayne State University)

March 30th, 2011 Karine Joly No Comments

Nick DeNardis’ middle name should be Redesigning. Whether he works on redesigns with his team at Wayne State University or reviews a higher ed website for his video blog EDUcheckup, Nick is a true web redesign giant in higher education, or a web rock star if you prefer (on the top of being a nice […]

Web Redesign Wisdom for #highered: 3 tips from Matt Herzberger (FIU)

March 28th, 2011 Karine Joly No Comments

A website redesign is one of the toughest web projects you will ever tackle in higher education: everbody wants to be on the homepage, nobody wants to write the content and it’s just a lot of work. Matt Herzberger has survived many web redesigns including the major project he and his team at Florida International […]

A 1-month no-committee web redesign for Juniata College Homepage #highered

March 24th, 2011 Karine Joly 6 Comments

Spring is the season of homepage redesign in higher ed! After my post about the University of Bath earlier this week, I’d like to highlight today the homepage redesign done at Juniata College (If you’re wondering why I keep writing about Juniata College, wonder no more. They keep pitching me via email their latest projects. […]

Shouldn’t your next higher ed web project be a Content Redesign?

January 17th, 2011 Karine Joly 18 Comments

I believe it should. What do I mean by a “Content Redesign?” Something quite simple and complex at the same time. Every 3 to 4 years, most universities and colleges (well, at least those with some budgets left) embark in major web redesign projects. After many discussions and meetings, your web committee finally gives the […]

Going mobile at your institution soon? Follow “Mobile in Higher Ed,” a new blog by WVU Dave Olsen

June 3rd, 2010 Karine Joly No Comments

I’m really excited to announce that Dave Olsen from WVU has finally decided to blog at Mobile in Higher Ed. Dave did a tour-de-force last summer by developing in 19 days WVU mobile website. Last year he used the MIT Mobile platform. He has kept modifying the platform ever since to make it easier to […]

Usability Testing: Why invite your boss and VP to observe your next tests

June 1st, 2010 Karine Joly 1 Comment

Whether you’re working on a big redesign project or have embraced a more iterative redesign approach, usability testing should be considered as one of your web work cornerstones. I’m sure you’ve already read or heard that testing with only 5 users will provide you great insights to improve the usability of your website (Gosh, I […]