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Evolving Web Blog

Sharing our thoughts on all things digital

10 Higher Education Websites We Love - Part 1

Designing, building, and maintaining higher education websites can be a daunting task. Audiences can range from prospective and current students to faculty, researchers, funders, and policymakers. And universities and colleges sometimes have dozens, if not hundreds, of faculties, administrative units, or sub-organizations, each with their own objectives, and sometimes with a distinct brand, tone, and voice.

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Implementing Content Publication Workflows in Drupal

Producing relevant, up-to-date online content is a challenge for content managers everywhere. The bigger your content output and the more stakeholders you have involved in the process, the harder it is to keep track of whatever is being created, edited, and published. If this is your use case, what you need is a clear, easily manageable content publication workflow.

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Our Team’s 5 Favourite Work-From-Home Tools

Work from home is here to stay, even in a post-pandemic world. When COVID made companies figure out new processes to deal with remote operations, it uncovered new ways of staying productive and balancing work and life effectively. The result is that, while offices are reopening, many businesses are giving their workforce the option of being remote for part of the week or even going WFH indefinitely.

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Here’s How Drupal Can Be a Force for Diversity and Inclusion

As a long-time member of the Drupal community and a co-founder of Evolving Web, I think there's a huge opportunity to leverage Drupal to build a stronger, more plural open source community. Drupal has long led the way in the digital space as a tool to create accessible content and experiences for all kinds of audiences. Being more explicit about our actions to increase the inclusiveness of the community that surrounds Drupal is an important next step.

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3 Ways to Avoid Common Information Architecture Mistakes

We all recognize bad information architecture when we see it on a website. There are some signs that the creators didn't do a great job in terms of content structure and organization:

  • Confusing menu labels
  • Haphazard topic organization
  • Critical information and actions jumbled in with general news and marketing copy
  • Site searches that return useless, obsolete information

While it's frustrating to come across these issues on someone else's website, it feels much worse when we realize we've made those mistakes ourselves.

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A plain language guide for writing inclusive digital content

Using plain language is crucial to clear, simple communication. It helps you to create content that’s readily understandable, straightforward, and useful to your audience. When you follow plain language guidelines, readers will require fewer clarifications and make fewer mistakes when, for example, they fill out a form or apply for any kind of service.

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