Web Standards Group
The WSG is a campus-wide forum whose membership is drawn from Web developers, designers, and administrators across campus. It was formed in May 2005 with a twofold task: to recommend a set of Web guidelines and best practices that could be endorsed as standards for UCSB campus Web sites, and to develop a central campus resource for disseminating information on these guidelines, as well as other Web-related resources and tools. These guidelines and resources can be found in the UCSB Web Guide.
To receive notices of Web Standards Group meetings and training activities, subscribe to the UCSB-Web Mailing List.
If you want to start a discussion or connect with additional campus members please join and see the RACK discussion forums in Gauchospace.
As of 04-23-2015 the UCSB Web Standards Group has a github organization presence at https://github.com/ucsb-wsg
Project: SEO Standards (In Progress)
Date and Time: April 7, 2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 2110 Kerr Hall
Your website plan has pages, a navigation menu, and the logo in the right place – so you’re done, right? Before you invest valuable time into developing a site, it’s important to make sure you’ve walked a mile in the shoes of your site users. That’s where some basic User Experience, or UX, skills will come in handy. UX is critical to meeting your unit’s business goals, serving your audiences well, and ultimately creating a sustainable website that will help not hinder the end user. In this practical overview workshop, Melissa Van De Werfhorst will cover basic user psychology, identifying your audiences, predicting user behavior, smart information architecture, copy writing, and data analysis. Workshop content will be tailored to the reality of a typical website development process at UCSB.
This workshop is free and open to all UCSB campus employees. Registration is limited to 30 participants. Pre-registration is required. Sign up online at https://learningcenter.ucsb.edu (log in with your UCSBNetID and search for "ux"). For questions, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa Van De Werfhorst is the Marketing Manager at the UCSB College of Engineering
A solid overview of test-driven development (TDD). The focus of this short, two-hour course is not to provide extensive code samples or in-depth discussions of TDD techniques, but rather to explain TDD and provide the viewer with the basic concepts and tools necessary to help them begin using this development approach.
The following is a proposed rewrite to the "Subcommittees" section of the WSG Charter (PDF) to account for a more formalized subcommittee process:
The members of the WSG may form subcommittees or working groups to complete a specific task or explore a topic in-depth. The groups must:
With our campus subscription to lynda.com, UCSB employees now have free access to over 440 Web-related courses. For more information about Lynda.com courses, visit the IT UCSB Lynda.com Services site (https://it.ucsb.edu/services/lynda). The WSG has decided to highlight one of the excellent lynda.com courses for web developers each month.