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on November 8, 2012 by

Saints Rewards: Part 1 – Introduction

So, I’m looking at our blog and it is sorely out of date! I was just wondering today what I could write about to spice up the site a little bit. The Brainchild My goal is to give you kind folks an idea into our world and development cycle. I’m hoping for this to be… Continue Reading

on December 1, 2011 by

WordPress Multisite Roles Plugin

Part of my job as Web Application Developer at Maryville is to evaluate the tools we use for our website and decide if they are functioning the way they should. We’ve had our fair share of problems with our current content management system (CMS) that we implemented in 2008 and have decided to make the… Continue Reading

on October 26, 2011 by

Live Music, Beer, and a little bit of Web Development!

#heweb2011 was an intense conference held in the midst of lots of live music and beer in Austin, TX. We had a fast-paced schedule sure to make even the most seasoned veteran’s head explode! Monday, 7 sessions and a keynote during lunch. Tuesday, 5 sessions and a keynote during lunch. Wednesday, you get the opportunity… Continue Reading

on October 20, 2011 by

HighEdWeb 2011, here we come!

Boy am I ready for some warmer weather! Just in time for HighEdWeb 2011, hosted in beautiful Austin, TX. Ronnie, Mario, and myself will be making the trip down south on Sunday and coming back Wednesday. And darn the bad luck, we’ll be there the same time as Austin Beek Week. I’m hoping to post… Continue Reading

on October 12, 2011 by

How To: Display Comment Author Photo in WordPress

While browsing this site, you may have noticed in the comments that some people have photos and some don’t. Well, WordPress uses a nifty service called Gravatar that allows you to create an account and setup photos to be used in comments on various sites. It allows you to enter multiple email addresses and set… Continue Reading

on September 26, 2011 by Katrina McAfee

Got Inspiration???

in·spi·ra·tion Noun /ˌinspəˈrāSHən/ 1. The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative: “flashes of inspiration“. 2.  The quality of having been so stimulated, esp. when evident something: “a moment of inspiration in an otherwise dull display” 3.    A sudden brilliant, creative, or timely idea my sweet girls… Continue Reading

on August 30, 2011 by

Mobile Site vs. Mobile Application

Mobile use is definitely on the rise. Over the past year, we’ve seen a 242% increase in mobile traffic to our website. This is one of those items that is a priority for us, but also will require a lot of time and effort. Time and effort? What could make this such a big project?… Continue Reading

on August 19, 2011 by

New Blog Tagline

If you haven’t noticed, we are currently in process of revamping/reviving our department blog. I’d like to suggest we change the tagline of it, and we’d like some audience participation. For those currently unaware of what a tagline is, it’s the line directly below the title of our blog. Currently it says, “Maryville University’s Interactive… Continue Reading

on August 18, 2011 by Catherine Boelhauf

Maryville University’s homepage through the years

Wow, our homepage sure has changed a lot over the years! The designs below are screenshots from the years 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2010. Can you guess which design goes with which year? Homepage A Homepage B Homepage C Homepage D Homepage E     ANSWER: A: 2000, B:2003, C:2010, D:2001, E:2006

on August 15, 2011 by

Website and Internal Portal

There has been much talk lately about the differences between our website and the new internal portal. Both are powerful communication tools. Which is the right place for your content? The answer lies in your audience. In the coming months, the content on our website,, will be redesigned and relaunched. The primary objective of… Continue Reading

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