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Wikis and the Web

These are just some additional resources that you may want to peruse. Last month I attended Innovative Uses of Wikis in the Classroom Webinar from Wimba. Here's a link to the archive:
http://lecture.wimba.com/launcher.cgi?channel=chico_2009_0217_1304_34

Last week I also attended a Web design seminar. It was divided into two sections (Web design and mobile Web). For Web design, these were some interesting points:
  1. F reading pattern - how people view your Web site so you can put your key information in the appropriate areas.
  2. Google Analytics - Clinton also mentioned this as a good way to get stats on what is currently happening on our site (where people are coming from, what they are viewing)
  3. Web copyrighters - transferring printed material to the Web is not a best practice. Companies hire Web copyrighters to edit their key messages for an Internet audience.
  4. W3Schools Web statistics - tracking what browser people are using
  5. Content management systems mentioned - Drupal, Ruby (programming language used to build CMS), WordPress (Joan really likes this)
For Mobile Web:
  1. 1 out of 3 mobile devices are used to access information
  2. The key word is "snackability" breaking things into bite sized chunks
  3. 30% of our audience is trying to find us on-the-go. Therefore, if we do not have a mobile presence, we're missing out on that market.
  4. Mobile resources: Wirenode, dotMobi (instant mobilizer), mobiSiteGalore

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