End of the Blog

I’m closing and archiving this blog.

March 12, 2013 — 0 Comments

Higher Ed Funding: Taking the First, Painful Step

Missouri looks to cut funding for higher education, and there are no shortage of opponents. But maybe higher ed needs its funding cut in order to survive.

January 17, 2012 — 1 Comment

Do Long Scrolling Pages Work?

Super long pages are a growing design trend in higher education. Do they work? Do visitors read the content? Can you measure it? You sure can.

December 21, 2011 — 1 Comment

Leaving AgencyND

Almost six years ago, I started working in higher ed web marketing. In two weeks, I start a new job in a different career path.

November 11, 2011 — 2 Comments

Difference Between Creativity and Innovation

I once attended a class on innovation and the instructor led with this question: what was the difference between Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Edison?

November 07, 2011 — 0 Comments

My 1996 Spam Filter

It’s usually a mystery how a spammer got your info. But in 1996, a tiny mistake became to the most useful spam filter I’ve ever found.

October 26, 2011 — 0 Comments

Leadership and Football

I am not your average football fan. Sure, I love a good heart-thumping one-handed-catch-in-the- endzone-display-of-raw-athleticism as much as the next guy, but I also enjoy a more cerebral appreciation to the sport. That’s why, with football season back in full force, so too is my rekindled fascination with systems theory concepts such as emergence and the organizational principles of leadership. A guest post by Brian Grundy.

October 23, 2011 — 4 Comments

6 Things I Wish I'd Known 10 Years Ago

My blog is 5 years old, and I’ve been working professionally in this industry for a decade. Reading Katya Andresen’s blog got me thinking about what I would have told my young self, just embarking on a career (without quite realizing that’s what I was doing).

October 12, 2011 — 1 Comment

Real-Time Stats from Google Analytics

Today, Google unveiled Real-Time Google Analytics and released it to a handful of accounts. You could request to have it turned on for your account, and within a couple of hours of making that request they turned it on for me.

September 29, 2011 — 2 Comments

Design Convergence in Higher Ed Websites

There are over 4000 higher ed institutions in the United States. With largely similar audiences (prospective students, current students, parents, faculty, alumni, donors, etc.) and goals (recruitment, retention, donations, etc.) we’re certainly not alone in our challenges. Thus, when faced the same problems we come up with the same solutions. This is what I call design convergence.

September 02, 2011 — 2 Comments