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Miscellaneous Monday

July 9th, 2007 by Erick Beck

The Brand Guide is almost complete and we’ll begin a web translation of it soon. While the Brand Guide is intended for a print audience, it does have some ramifications for us doing web design. Primarily in the area of official university colors. Once we get the final version John and I will look over the colors and get a posting to the web style guide here for hex codes, logos, etc.

Our applications webservers are up and running now. There are a lot of internal apps that need to be rewritten, so there might not be a whole lot visible for the time being, but I finally feel like we’re able to take on any project that comes our way now.

On the topic of projects, we’re now ready to start working seriously on the WWW site redesign. We’ve already started surveying other web sites and identifying the elements that we want to include. (As a side note – there has been a LOT of change, particularly in the use of flash, since I did a similar survey less than a year ago.) As we start into the project I’ll be sending some notes to the uWeb listserv to get some conversations going on a variety of topics.

Monday, July 9th, 2007 Ongoing Projects
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4 Comments to Miscellaneous Monday

  1. Flash and AJAX both are overwhelmingly present on university home pages, and I wonder how many of them degrade gracefully.

    Glad to hear you guys are making progress!

  2. Stephanie Leary on July 9th, 2007
  3. Exciting to hear about www redesign, and looking forward to the new branding guide! Do you guys know if the colors are changed much from Branding Guide 1.0?

  4. Dave Birch on July 9th, 2007
  5. Dave – there will be some change, but it shouldn’t be much. Or, depending on interpretation, a lot of things will change, but they won’t change by much. One of the holdups has been working with the Pantone organization to get a custom “Aggie Maroon” created. Once we get a copy John and I will look at how each color works for web use and post a color palette for that as well.

  6. Erick on July 9th, 2007
  7. Thanks E 🙂

  8. Dave Birch on July 9th, 2007

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