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Category Archive for 'Web Design'

We have reached the age of the web in which user preferences and customizations dominate.  Everyone has differences in how they view the web from operating system to screen size to resolution to browser to toolbar preferences and beyond.  At each of these junctures, designers and developers are often faced with challenges in how to […]

The Wesleyan University New Media Lab staff are off to a busy start in 2012, with projects such as the content management system migration, website redesign, mobile site development, and 60 + video podcasts scheduled for production and development this year.  Before we turn the page on 2011, here are a few Wesleyan NML Fast […]

The Athletics Hall of Fame inducted its fifth class of alumni over Homecoming/Family Weekend.  In Spring 2008, we built an interactive component to the Hall of Fame that allows alumni across the globe to learn more about the inductees by visiting the site online or via a touchscreen kiosk in the Freeman Athletics Center.  As […]

Wesleyan’s Information Technology Services and the New Media Lab are pleased to announce the launch of the Wesleyan University Mobile Website.  Smartphone users now have the option to view the Wesleyan University Website in a way that has been optimized for mobile content.   Mobile device auto detection is built into the Wesleyan home page, so […]

  The New Media Lab has been buzzing with activity over the last several weeks.  The content management system migration (Cascade) and website redesign are in full swing with more than 70% of the 270 Wesleyan websites already published or in development.  Several new websites have launched this semester as well, including these most recent publications; the […]

Cool iPhone/ iPod Touch App

Check out this app from Smashing Magazine… Color Scheme. I’m going to download it when I get home to try on my iPod Touch. It’s free! http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/08/17/color-stream-a-free-iphone-app-for-web-designers/

Wesleyan’s College of the Environment website was noted as one of “The 25 Best School Websites” by Edudemic.  The list was based on the following criteria: design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation, and content. The New Media Lab and the rest of Wesleyan is celebrating this honor!  Visit our previous post to […]

My choice has always been for Photoshop to design and then move to mark-up once the design is complete. The design community has been in some debate about this point. Check out this great article in support of Photoshop and how it is vital to the design process. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/07/29/in-defense-of-photoshop/