Girls Under Trees

Girls Under Trees
Jared Spool’s excellent keynote address this past week at the 2008 Higher Ed Web Symposium @ UPenn was the perfect mix of humor and invaluable information. First, He really dug at us (Higher Eds) hard when he noted the overuse of the ‘girls under trees’ photocliche on many University homepages. As a female myself, I ...

Drop it Like it’s Drupal!

Drop it Like it's Drupal!
Ok, Drupal is Sexy and it’s Hot! I just spent two days at the Higher Education Web Symposium 2008 hosted by UPenn Medicine. First, the UPenn staff did an amazing job. Kudos to UPenn and in particular Ben Adams, the choreographer of the event! I was lucky enough to meet Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg, a Drupal Evangelist ...

Drupal Modules and Learning Curve

Granted, Drupal gives you LOTS of power right-out-of the box. However, to really leverage the power of ‘The Drupe’, you really need to dig deep into the modules area. It is obvious that you can accomplish pretty much anything, any layout, any content view or type, if you just look  hard enough. Themeing was interesting, ...

Ning or Drupal?

Originally, I had planned to build out the accepted applicants portal/community site in Ning. Drupal offers way more control and can be hosted internally. More on this later.

Theming in Drupal

Just started theming in Drupal. Everytime I’ve got my hands inside the Drupal engine I get giggly. Drupal is a beauty — I’ve begun building out the community site for a local Philadelphia bike racing team. I will follow that up with a build-out of a community site for accepted applicants at the Law School. ...

The Buzz: Create Your OWN Social Network

The Buzz: Create Your OWN Social Network
I recently joined the University Webmasters Social Network (http://cuwebd.ning.com/) on NING. The flexibility that Ning, and similar (what I call) “SockNet” sites has big and positive implications for smaller Universities in particular. One-stop centralized do-it-yourself solutions like these can be leveraged in a variety of ways to bring University communities closer together: faculty and students ...

“Dot Net”, here I come!

I’m still in disbelief: I was in the office 21 days straight. That is NOT an exaggeration, and I am sometimes prone to exaggerating ( I think that is part of my Latina DNA). Seriously: 21 days in a row, 10 to 11 hour days. I look back and I had no idea I had ...

I’m In MimoLove

I'm In MimoLove
I’ve discovered Dino Alberto (discover Alberto’s art) and I am loving it! Just as tasty, I’ve also discovered mimobots and vimbots. I happily stumbled upon Alberto and Mimobots in a roundabout way: i was looking for USB flash drives, and I hit the mimobot site. WOW! This is so cool! … I am absolutely enthralled ...

One Laptop Per Child UPDATE: BOGO – Buy one get one!

One Laptop Per Child UPDATE: BOGO - Buy one get one!
Update on the One Laptop Per Child initiative: Starting on November 12, 2007 –  you can help by  buying one and donating one.

iThis. MyThis. Th.s. Stupid Web 2-point-Oh Tricks.

iThis. MyThis. Th.s. Stupid Web 2-point-Oh Tricks.
iPod. iMac. iPhone. iGadget. You can even create your very own iName. mySpace. myAOL. myMSN. myWebspace. myWay. What is going on? We give an extra vowel (iVillage), then we take away another … wis.dm. flickr. or, even combine both the give and the take –> iStalkr. and what’s with the extra ‘o’? hoooka? zooomr? my, ...