- July 28, 2009
If you haven't yet visited Carleton's new Admissions site, you should.
When we set out to redesign the site, we first did a lot of research, trying to get as good an understanding as possible about what prospective Carleton students want to know about us. The main thing we discovered (we had a hunch, but our research confirmed this) was that the last thing a prospective student wants is to be told a list of superlatives by a faceless organization. Instead, it's far more interesting and useful to be shown the school rather than told about the school.
- January 18, 2008
Next week, Carleton College will launch a redesigned home page and other new web site features. We invite you to check out a sneak preview of the new look and content.
- December 11, 2007
Gerry McGovern explains why the simple link is the heart of the web in his article "The Collaborative Web."
- November 2, 2007
Carleton College web services staff members Mark Heiman, Matt Ryan, and Nate White were honored with coveted ‘Red Stapler’ awards at the HighEdWeb National Conference held last month in Rochester, N.Y. An annual gathering of higher education web professionals from over 200 colleges and universities from around the world, HighEdWeb is committed to “advancing web professionals, technologies, and standards in higher education.”
- April 18, 2007
We've made a subtle (but we think significant) improvement to all the photo galleries hosted on Carleton's website. Previously, photos would open in a popup window, which you would have to close to see the next image. Now the galleries behave more like a slideshow, allowing you to go directly from one image to the next.
- February 16, 2007
Oops. We had an outage of Planet Carleton last night and into this morning, caused by a mistake we made when we added 16 (!) new feeds. We thought we had gotten out the kinks enough to not label it "beta" anymore, but then something like this comes up and bites us.
- January 10, 2007
- December 13, 2006
Here's a rundown of what's new and upcoming in Reason: slideshows, form enhancements, randomized page elements, image and asset sorting, profiles, podcasting, blogs, and more!
- November 21, 2006
- October 26, 2006
We at Carleton's Web Services Group have released a Beta version of Reason, a free, open-source web content management system. Built in PHP/MySQL, Reason allows you to build a powerful, full-featured suite of web sites very easily, with your web browser. It is the engine behind 90% of Carleton's web presence, and we are actively improving and developing it. We are hoping to build a community of people and organizations who are interested in collaborating on an open tool for managing web content. More information and download
- September 12, 2006
Reason now supports podcasting. Find out what that means, and what to do to produce a podcast for your office or department.
- June 5, 2006
Web content guru Gerry McGovern reminds us that "The best websites know that customers are ready for action. They help customers complete common tasks quickly and easily."