High Ed Web Conference

The web services gang is in Cincinnati this week at High Ed Web conference #heweb10. Right now we are attending a session on the voice of universities in social media. What do you think? What should the Maryville voice sound like? Serious? Funny? Wise?

New Position: Multimedia/Interactive Web Developer

That’s right folks! Web Services has an opening for a Multimedia/Interactive Web Developer. Do you think you’ve got what it takes for the job? If so, you can start by going to jobs.maryville.edu and sending us your resume.

That sounds great! What else can you tell me?

Job Summary

  • Design and develop interactive, multimedia content for the Maryville websites, online advertising and social media presence.
  • Measure and report upon the ROI or success of interactive media across all channels.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 5 plus years of experience in multimedia development for the web.
  • Expertise in developing creative solutions for web and interactive media.
  • Expert proficiency in electronic design techniques using both Mac and PC platforms in the latest versions of graphic design software including Flash and Actionscript, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Dreamweaver.
  • Strong XHTML and CSS skills and expert knowledge of standards-based web design, strong art direction and graphic design background as demonstrated by portfolio of work.
  • Must be deadline driven, detail oriented and able to follow established design guidelines.
  • Understanding of possibilities of Ajax, Flash and rich media interfaces.
  • Must be well-versed in cross browser issues.

Maryville bloggers are you paying attention?

I am so proud of our campus community and the way they have embraced our new blogging platform. Students, staff, faculty, groups and organizations have all developed blogs since we launch last year. But now that we have reached the point where the new car smell is beginning to fade, I ask you, are you taking care of your blog? Just like the family station wagon, your blog deserves a look under the hood and an oil change every few thousand miles.

Posting Frequency
Have you posted to your blog in 2010? If not, now is a good time. Take some time to think about your subject matter and your audience and decide how often it makes sense to update your posts. Don’t feel like you have to do it daily, or even weekly. But do make sure you are adding new content frequently enough to engage your audience and keep them interested in your site.

Multimedia
While I am sure your readers hang on your every word, try giving them a little more to chew on such as photographs and videos. It is very simple to upload these to your post. Take a few minutes to watch this video on the WordPress Media Library and if you have more questions, let me know.

To watch the video full-screen, click here.


Happy Blogging

Blogging Yet?

A blog is a website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic.

Blogs don’t have to be limited to personal diaries. They can be online magazines, websites, and newsletters. Maryville’s own email newsletter, theClocktower, begins as a blog but results in an html email.

So get creative, start thinking, how can you, your department, club or organization begin to use the blog server to proclaim the Maryville story?

RedDot Training and Upgrade

Rusty on RedDot? Web services is holding two hour training sessions Sept 24 and 25th and again on Oct 1 and Oct 2. The two hour session will cover the basics of editing content in RedDot. Contact Ronnie Gaubatz in web services if you are interested in attending.

Also, during the last week of September, web services will be upgrading to a new version of RedDot. You may see a few changes to the layout of the interface, but the functionality will remain the same. As always, if you have questions or need help getting something accomplished in RedDot, please visit web services each Wednesday from 1-3pm. We have reserved that time for RedDot tutoring!

New Themes

We are slowly working on adding new Maryville-centric themes for the blog site. That way everyone will have a larger selection to choose from.

Bear with us as we work on them.