February 2017 Meeting Notes

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:00pm

WDN Shared Gov Board update

  • Welcome any new hires and intro to HipChat
  • Discussion of rubric that breaks down what is being assessed in QA review process
  • UX design subcommittee (5min; Ryan)
    • Observing usability testing done in libraries to use as a guide in framework testing that the subcommittee will be doing next
    • Want to do some testing on 4.1, testing in advance of 5.0, as well as testing after 5.0 has gone live
  • QA Reviews: formation of subcommittee for QA reviews
    • Need volunteers for site review group; contact anyone in QA group to join


UNLcms Development Timeline and Update

  • Drupal 7 - updated Google Analytics - old code still works, but new ID code will work as well
  • Drupal 7 - Performance improvements with varnish
  • Drupal 7 - Metatag - can be turned on in "Modules" in order to help with SEO / Twitter Cards / Facebook Cards
  • Drupal 7 - XML Sitemap - http://yoursite.unl.edu/sitemap.xml

IIM site demo

  • Drupal 8 - IIM site is live right now (http://iim.unl.edu/)
  • March 14, 2017 - Open for developers in beta mode

SEO; what matters, what does not

  • Page Title - Make it meaninful and use keywords: < 60 char
  • Meta Description: Contains additional keywords: < 150 char
  • XML Sitemap: Automatically derived from Nav in UNLcms
  • Content is King: your content, and appropriate headings
  • ALT Tags and Captions, Backlinks (Incoming Links)

Accessibility series