Archive for the ‘Website Redesign’ Category

Responsive web design has become the top mobile solution for #highered [SURVEY]

April 8th, 2013 Karine Joly No Comments

The State of the Mobile & Responsive Web in Higher Ed Survey As I explained in my post about mobile and web traffic increasing shares on university and college websites last week, the analysis of the survey results on the 2013 State of Web and Responsive Web in Higher Ed is now completed. The 12-page […]

5 #highered academic program pages that work

March 13th, 2013 Karine Joly 2 Comments

As I explained in a previous post, I truly believe academic program web pages matter more than ever and should be designed as the product pages they are for our industry. The importance of these web pages has been widely recognized when it comes to adult and online students, but academic program pages are also […]

5 real web analytics solutions to #highered problems

January 29th, 2013 Karine Joly No Comments

Do you know what digital analytics can do for you, your stakeholders, your visitors or your institution? There is so (too?) much you need to know to understand what digital analytics can do… In higher education, we can’t spend days working on analytics, so here is a quick list of 5 practical things that can […]

1-1-1 Book Review: Content Everywhere by Sara Wachter-Boettcher

December 12th, 2012 Karine Joly 1 Comment

Looking for a good and inspiring read for the holidays to kick start 2013 before it even starts? I’ve got the perfect book for you, my higher ed friend: Content Everywhere by Sara Wachter-Boettcher. I’ve had the pleasure to work with Sara last June for the Higher Ed Responsive Web Design Summit. She talked about […]

5 lessons learned + 1 video on remote #highered web usability testing

September 20th, 2012 Karine Joly No Comments

I ran my first round of usability testing sessions a couple of weeks ago. And, it was a true eye-opener. I knew testing with users was the right thing to do, but didn’t imagine that it could be SO helpful in rethinking how things are done on your website or even with your internal processes. […]

1-1-1 Book Review: Rocket Surgery Made Easy by Steve Krug

September 13th, 2012 Karine Joly 1 Comment

You might have heard the news that we are embarking on a comprehensive (responsive) web redesign project of all our digital presence components (this blog, Higher Ed Experts, the job board, Higher Ed Analytics, the Wednesday email newsletter – yep everything). I’m really excited by this project as one of my favorite higher ed designers, […]

3 questions to Ethan Marcotte on #highered Responsive Web Design #psuweb12

June 12th, 2012 Karine Joly No Comments

As I wrote Monday, Responsive Web Design is the star of the PSU Web Conference this week at Penn State University. I started to research RWD last Fall for one of my University Business columns. Back then, I interviewed several early adopters in higher education as well as Ethan Marcotte, who literally wrote the book […]

Why do #highered responsive websites need more “responsible” content?

May 1st, 2012 Karine Joly 1 Comment

Sara Wachter-Boettcher, content strategist and author, knows web content inside out. In late February, she wrote an article for A List Apart, Future-Ready Content that has literally reframed the debate about responsive websites and the mobile first approach. Luckily for our industry, the thought-leader she is currently becoming on future-ready content (or why not call […]

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 […]

Need to create or overhaul your Mobile Strategy soon? Register for the #highered Mobile Summit (Mar 13-15)

March 5th, 2012 Karine Joly No Comments

If you work on a campus, you know that mobile has now become a top priority in higher education. Whether you have already implemented a mobile solution alone or with a vendor, it’s always smart to (re)assess best practices in higher education. Helping you in this process is the main goal of the Higher Ed […]

Responsive Web Design for #highered Course: Student Reviews

March 1st, 2012 Karine Joly No Comments

I believe in the Responsive Web Design (RWD) approach (don’t worry, among other things in life :-) I’ve published several posts about RWD in the past few months. I focused on RWD in my February column for University Business. I asked Stewart Foss from eduSyle to design a 4-week online course about RWD for our […]

Responsive Web Design in #highered: One Design to Rule Them All?

February 2nd, 2012 Karine Joly 1 Comment

My latest University Business column is now available in the February issue as well as online: ” Responsive Web Design in Higher Education: One Design to Rule Them All?” In this column, I make the case for Responsive Web Design in higher ed by sharing some data, examples and tips from early adopters (even the […]

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 […]

Responsive Web Design in #highered: Lessons learned from University of Notre Dame’s redesigned responsive homepage

December 14th, 2011 Karine Joly No Comments

As I explained in the first post on this series about responsive web design in higher education, I interviewed a few early adopters of the responsive web design approach as part of my research for an upcoming column in University Business. After Stewart Foss, eduStyle Awards founder and the instructor of the 4-week online course […]

Responsive Web Design in #highered: eduStyle Awards founder on converting your website to RWD

December 6th, 2011 Karine Joly 1 Comment

I’ve just completed my article about responsive design in higher education. It will be published in University Business in a couple of months (February 2012 issue). I did a few extensive interviews with early adopters as part of my research for this piece. As usual, I could only use a fraction of what I found. […]

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 […]