Webmaster Camp 2010
The Office of Information Technology works with University Brand Services to create and maintain the campus Web site. In an effort to share the fruits of this collaboration with the rest of the campus community, IT is offering a series of seminars we're calling "Webmaster Camp." Held one day each week across six consecutive weeks, these day-long seminars will provide instruction and hands-on training in the technologies and techniques required to build a good, stable site, with the goal of helping participants in the adoption of the UM Web Template for their respective sites. (You're looking at an example of it now!)
- April 20 - Basics:
Learn how HTML, CSS, and
SSI are all the tools you need to build most sites.
Introduction (1.3 MB)
Web Design and Exercises (4.3 MB)
- April 27 - Template:
The UM Style Guide and Web Template are your friends.
UM Brand Services (476 kB)
Template Walkthrough (2.6 MB)
- May 4 - Media:
A great site needs great content: Creating good text, photos, and video for your site.
Going from Print to the Web (602 kB)
Accessibility and Usability (2.1 MB)
Video Techniques (559 kB)
- May 11 - Interaction:
Animation, forms, privileged access, and Web 2.0 resources.
User Interaction (2.1 MB)
- May 18 - Mobile Devices:
How do you put all that Web on such a small screen?
Web sites for Mobile Devices (740 kB)
- May 25 - Tricks:
Things you wish you already knew how to do, or easier ways to do what you've been doing all along.
9:00 - Review
9:15 - Photoshop
10:30 - Break
10:45 - Tricks!
11:45 - Lunch
1:00 - Lab work
Webmaster Camp sessions will meet Tuesdays, 9:00 - 4:00, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Departments save money by adopting the free UM Web Template instead of paying to have a new design created. The departmental webmaster receives free training and assistance in doing his or her job. The University overall benefits by having a more strongly-branded and consistent Web presence.
Participating departments will also receive the Adobe Web Premium CS4 software bundle (including Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Contribute, Acrobat, and more) and books on a variety of Web design topics. This package is valued at approximately $450.
A participating webmaster must be sponsored by his or her department and should be committed to working there at least through the end of the calendar year. Participants and sponsors must agree to adopt the UM Web Template for their sponsor's sites, with much of the work being done during these camp sessions.