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Website Wednesday

The Website Wednesday meeting is intended for anyone who maintains, edits, designs, or develops websites at Princeton University. No technical background is necessary to benefit from this event.

The meeting is held one Wednesday per month and the format consists of both presentations and round table discussions, followed by 30 minutes of one-on-one consultations with a WDS staff member.

Topics are driven by YOU. Please submit and vote on topics (via All Our Ideas). 

Pizza and refreshments will be provided and seating is limited. You must RSVP to becca@princeton.edu before each meeting.


Upcoming Meetings

  • Jun 20, 2018 * room change 329

All meetings are from 12:00 – 1:30pm in Frist 330

Related meetings include the PADAWAN meeting for technical topics and the PCCN group meeting for communications topics.


Meeting Notifications

Meeting Notifications are provided via the Website Wednesday Timeline group. To join the group, please email webservices@princeton.edu


Past Meetings

May 16, 2018

  • A discussion about publishing events and archiving them on websites
  • The Timeline (Matt Hood, OIT)
  • Publishing Events on Websites (Jill Moraca, OIT)

Apr 18, 2018

  • Case Study: Center for Hellenic Studies Website Redesign - Greg Duncan, Web Project Manager, Center for Hellenic Studies

Mar 21, 2018

  • Cancelled due to snow

Feb 21, 2018

  • How to keep your website fresh, interesting and relevant to your audience (Jessica Monaco, Manager of Design and Content Strategy, Web Development Services, OIT)

Jan 17, 2018

  • Writing for the Web (Jill Moraca)

Dec 20, 2017

  • Welcome and announcements
  • What's new in Template System
  • Tags, taxonomies, and meta tags - best practices and strategies (Maritza Cruz and Michelle Scott)

November 15, 2017

  • Welcome and announcements
  • What's new in Template System
  • Template System - new Tiger theme (Jessica Monaco)

October 18, 2017

  • Welcome and announcements
  • What's new in Template System
  • Managing users and permissions. Content workflow (drafts, etc.) 
    • Office of Communications - how do they do it? (Christian Knoebel)
    • Demo of Template System roles and publishing. (Byron Veale)

Sept 20, 2017

  • Welcome and announcements
  • What's New in the Template System
  • Round Table - topics for this year

June 21, 2017

  • Welcome and announcements (5 minutes)
  • What's New in the Template System (5 minutes)
  • Communicating effectively with web designers/developers - Michelle Scott, Content Strategist, Web Development Services, OIT (10 minutes)
  • Round table discussions (30 minutes)

May 17, 2017

  • Welcome and announcements (5 minutes)
  • Website Accessibility - Damian Sian, Senior Web Accessibility Advisor, User Experience Office, OIT)

April 19, 2017

  • Closed captioning and video production - David Hopkins, Office of Information Technology

March 15, 2017

  • Photoshop Alternatives 
    • Acorn - Byron Veale, Web Development Services
    • GIMP - Axel Haenssen, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    • Paint Shop Pro - Charlie Kreitzberg, User Experience Office
    • Pixlr - Andrew Lehman, Project and Technology Consulting Office
    • Aviary + Photography Usage Best Practices - Jessica Monaco, Web Development Services

February 15, 2017

  • What's New in the Template System - Byron Veale, Web Developer, OIT
  • CSS and Drupal: Best practices and practical tips using the Template System - Michael Muzzie, Manager of Development, and Joanne Tunney, Web Designer, OIT

January 18, 2017

  • Testing Publications functionality on your Template Site.
  • Website Accessibility for Drupal Template System content authors - Damian Sian, Senior Web Accessibility Advisor, User Experience Office, Office of Information Technology - cut short by the fire drill - we'll bring him back!

December 21, 2016

  • User research 101: What is user research, how to design a test, how to understand the results,and what to do with the results (including a brief show and tell of Usability Hub) - Michelle Scott, Content Strategist, OIT (15 minutes)
  • A case study in user testing - Tonya Gibson, Project Manager, OIT and Joanne Tunney, Web Designer, OIT (10 minutes)
  • User research for the main U website project - Christian Knoebel, Digital Manager, Office of Communications (30 minutes)

November 16, 2016

  • Behavioral Analysis - how are people using your website what the research shows - Charlie Kreitzberg, Senior User Experience Advisor, OIT

October 20, 2016

  • What's New in the Website Template System? - Henry Umansky 
  • Intro to the next All Our Ideas topic - Behavioral Analysis - how are people using your website

September 28, 2016

  • What's New in the Website Template System? - Henry Umansky
  • Continuation of the Content Governance topic
  • Define content governance
  • Office of Communications - presentation and tips - Christian Knoebel

August 17, 2016

  • What's New in the Website Template System? Learn about "Zippy Iguana" - Henry Umansky, WDS
  • New Theme Design - Learn about Siberian - Joanne Tunney, WDS
  • Round Table Discussion: Content Governance - how you’re your department decide which content goes on the website (and its tone, voice, etc).

July 27, 2016 Inaugural Meeting

  • Overview and purpose of meeting and solicit topics via All Our Ideas website – Jill Moraca, WDS
  • Getting started with migrating from Roxen to Drupal – Jill Moraca, WDS
  • Changing the look of your Template Site – Joanne Tunney, WDS