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How to Get the Most out of a Higher Ed Web Conference

September 23, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right, it’s conference season. Higher ed web professionals across the country have their pick of stellar conferences to attend this fall (and we’ll be at most them, too — say hi!). Whether you’re a veteran of the conference scene or a newbie just dipping your toes, there is so much knowledge to gain and so many connections to make.

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Ten Free Tools to Help Tune Up Your Website

August 02, 2016

When it comes to redesigning a website, many clients believe the bulk of the hard part is behind them once the final code has been pushed to production. But the truth is, that’s when the real work begins.

At OHO, whenever possible we often extend our partnership and continue working with clients to help them tune their site in order to achieve their business goals long after a redesign. Below is a breakdown of some of our favorite free tools that track users, ensure server stability, and provide insight to improve overall site performance.

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Drupal 7 or Drupal 8 for Higher Education, College, and University Websites?

Over the past eight years, we’ve designed and developed dozens of large-scale college and university websites using Drupal 6 and Drupal 7. We’ve also been working with Drupal 8 since before its official release in November 2015. Drupal 8 represents a big step forward, and it is the future of the platform. It retains the best features of Drupal 7 and augments it with improvements in user experience, responsive design, performance, scalability, and extensibility. However, Drupal 7 brings continued strengths as a mature platform with access to a robust library of functionality.

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Putting Drupal 8 to the Test: Is Drupal 8 Ready for Your Higher Education Website?

July 08, 2016

We’ve built over 50 education websites using Drupal 6 and 7, so we were excited to dig into the latest version of Drupal that released in the fall of 2015. Drupal 8 brings some significant upgrades to the admin UI and underlying architecture, and it increases the core feature set.

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6 Alumni Websites So Great You’ll Want To Copy Them

May 18, 2016

When the spring semester comes to a close in May, college students across the country will receive their hard-earned diplomas and head off into the real world as alumni. Colleges and universities want their graduates to stay connected and know that providing a great online experience is the key to building a thriving relationship that lasts a lifetime.

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Explained In 60 Seconds: Basic Development Workflow

May 03, 2016

The development process is a complex and esoteric one, but by learning a few key terms, you’ll have a much better understanding of how developers work and the stages of their process. In the next sixty seconds, we’ll walk through development environments, or versions of a website that exist in the web development workflow.

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Are You Ready for Web Governance?

April 27, 2016

Increasingly, we see clients ready to think beyond the launch of their website and closely consider what happens on “day two” - determining how they will manage and sustain their web presence on an ongoing basis.

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Web Accessibility: Does Your Site Meet the Standards?

April 21, 2016

The name itself pretty much explains it - web accessibility means making the web accessible to anyone and everyone, including people with disabilities. But behind such a seemingly simple concept lies a very complicated and sometimes lengthy process, as well as lots of uncertainty about which regulations, standards, and rules to adhere to.

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What’s Up Doc? Designing Effective Online Doctor Finder Tools for Hospitals, Healthcare and Insurance Websites

April 13, 2016

For healthcare organizations and insurers looking to attract new customers, using their website to engage with potential customers is critical. A key piece of information potential customers want to see on the website is the doctor search, as it helps them determine if their doctor is available or lets them discover the types of specialists covered.

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