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 - Anne Holz
Anne is a Web Strategist with IANR Media. Her role involves assisting site managers in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources with website best practices, search engine optimization and Google Analytics. She served on the WDN Shared Governance Board and has presented at Nebraska Extension conferences on website content strategy, Google Analytics and writing for the Web.
She has worked in the Web field for over twenty years and has degrees in graphic design and secondary education. She recently presented on improving SEO with a focus on keyword research at one of the WDN meetings. The following slides are from her WDN presentation.
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.
There are also 3 different sub-committees each with a different focus that meets to discuss, solicit feedback, and form recomendations to the Shared Governance Board. These sub-committees include the UX (User Experience) Sub-committee, QA (Quality Assurance) Sub-committee, and the Public Information Applications User Group.
Meetings are open to anyone who are interested or have questions and feedback.
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