Working on websites can be daunting and even lonely at times. We are here as a community to help each other with ideas, solutions, and feedback. Whether you are just maintaining content or coding up a site, the Web Developer Network is a resource for you.
You can contribute!
Ways to Participate
The Web Developer Network holds a monthly meeting that provides the opportunity for all university website stakeholders to get together, network, and learn about upcoming changes to the university Web Framework and CMS. The group also discusses upcoming web trends and share knowledge and best practices about maintaining websites.
Meeting agendas are often mailed out a day before the meeting. We also encourage topic inclusions and presentation suggestions using the suggestion form.
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Upcoming Meeting Dates
Featured Member - Michael Fairchild
Michael is a web programmer with Internet and Interactive Media (a partnership of University Communication and Information Technology Services) and is lead programmer on the UNLchat, UNLwebaudit, international Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary, and several other systems.
As part of our web quality assurance effort, he's especially interested in web accessibility standards, and has presented at multiple WDN meetings on common errors within web audit and best practices regarding UI elements within your site. The following presentation was from his Nebraska.Code( ) that he presented at the July WDN meeting
The WDN Shared Governance Board administers and guides the development of the UNLedu Web Framework, Style Book, and public information management systems in an environment of respect, collaboration, and outreach. Their goal: to improve user experience, solicit user feedback, and encourage good stewardship of all university websites.
Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday every month, at 10am in the University Communications office. University staff participation at these board meetings is welcome.
The UX (User Experience) Sub-committee of the Shared Governance Board is an open group that works together to form recommendations to the Shared Governance Board that will help improve the experience of visitors interacting with user interface of university websites and its public information systems.
The group welcomes individuals interested in learning more about UX and research.
Our university's Web Framework is publicly available on GitHub. Improvements and new features are welcomed through submitted pull requests. If you have any questions about how to implement a feature or change, please hop in our chat room.
If you are not familiar with Git, but still wish to contribute, the Framework documentation might be a good opportunity. You can add examples, fix errors, and improve content in our documentation.
Contribute on Github
If you do not have the time or resources to implement a feature yourself, please submit a feature request. You can also use the feature request form or the chat to let us know about bugs that you have discovered. We always welcome opportunities to improve the tools that we bring to you.
Request a Feature