Engagement is the key word: View from Auburn University

Scott Waters is the newest member of the WebLife team. He’s a full-time employee and holds the title of web content producer, a new job title at the university, and it means he writes, edits and does whatever it takes to get quality content on the redesigned HSC web pages. (Writing for the upcoming new […]

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Share and share alike: Facebook’s boost to the new web pages

[with assistance from Cynthia Rodriguez, the HSC’s SEO specialist] Hundreds of people are stumbling upon Our Stories features from the HSC website without even going to the website first. Thank you, Facebook and Twitter. Social sharing of all aspects of the new website, including the Our Stories features and the new dental pages, is something […]

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Dental patient care website goes live on July 1

[Update, 7/1/2014: The new UT Dentistry site is now live — we invite you to explore, and submit your feedback as comments on this post or using the “Questions? Comments?” button above.] WebLife’s biggest rollout of new web pages, to date, happens July 1, when the new dental patient care site goes live. Translation for […]

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Photo options: Here’s looking at you

A 10-minute  presentation on effective ways to engage readers through photos has had a profound effect on the WebLife production team. David Anderson, director of strategic digital communications at University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in an online seminar sponsored by Higher Ed Experts, told us to choose photos with people first […]

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How DrupalCon 2014 will help WebLife

Hello Drupal! It was pleasure to make your acquaintance at this years’ 2014 DrupalCon conference in Austin, Texas. DrupalCon is an exciting whirlwind of events, providing educational and networking opportunities for people who use Drupal’s content management system (CMS). This is important to us at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and especially at […]

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Thinking about accessibility on our web pages

A few days ago I was casually speaking with a co-worker and noticed she was left handed.  I commented on it and she proceeded to tell me how some things are challenging for left-handed people.  For example, most tools, string instruments, computer keyboards and even scissors, to name a few, are designed for right-handed people.  […]

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Analytics coming into focus

[Thanks to WebLife’s Analytics & SEO Team Lead, Cynthia Rodriguez, for her collaboration on this blog post.] Did you happen to read the “Shedding pounds, gaining life” feature story on a weight-loss surgery patient in the Our Stories section of the website recently? If so, you were one of 961 visitors to do so since […]

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Plan to be awesome: Notes from the 2014 Higher Ed Content Conference

As several of us from WebLife and a few of our colleagues from the Office of Communications sat in a conference room at the Briscoe Library recently, watching a live feed of the 2014 Higher Ed Content Conference, presented by Higher Ed Experts, the secret to successful web design and online content became abundantly clear. […]

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Behind the scenes at WebLife: What are stakeholder interviews?

Rene Echavarri, WebLife’s user experience (UX)  lead, works behind the scenes on the planning of new sections of the university’s website. Stakeholder interviews, which involves listening to faculty, staff, patients and others familiar with HSC and the current website, is a big part of Rene’s job at the moment. He works with user experience experts at […]

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4 Ws of the WebLife project

WHAT?  WebLife is a redesign project that brings life back into our web presence by injecting mission-critical features highlighting stories, ideas, facts, and making navigation easier. Additionally, it emphasizes our three areas of focus: patient care, research, and academics. Arriving at the new main (home) web page, you are welcomed by large, warm, and inviting […]

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