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March 02, 2006

SITES HAS MOVED!

In five seconds you will be directed to the new SITES domain!

January 18, 2006

First SITES Podcast!

Please join the SITES interns in Donovan Lounge on Friday, January 27th, as we record our first podcast LIVE! We'll be discussing the role of technology in the life of a grad student at UNC. We know you've all experienced both techno-delights as well as techno-snafus in your years of studying and teaching here, so please come tell us about them!
Donovan Lounge, Friday the 27th, 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be provided!

January 12, 2006

January 16th

The SITES lab will be closed on Monday.

Okay, so this wasn't the strongest first post, but I wanted to get something up on the blog. Yippee!

What's in store for the SITES page?

As the new semester begins, I've been working on fleshing out the new layout and converting the old pages to the new format. While there aren't any visible changes yet, look for the new SITES to gradually take shape over the coming weeks.

A couple of notes for SITES interns regarding the design of the webpage:

1. Those of you who have accounts set up to publish in the blog can access it here. If you don't have an account to write blog entries, please contact someone who does (right now Dan, Stephanie, Erin, Chad, and me) and we can set one up for you.

2. For those of you inclined to the Photoshop and graphic design, one thing we could really use is a snazzy new banner image! The image should be exactly 710 pixels wide to fit into the available container space. If you're design-inclined, please play around with this when you're in the lab!

3. The new design will incorporate all of the old content into blog posts, rather than stand-alone pages. What this means for us as interns is that instead of creating a lot of .html files and applying templates, we'll be cutting and pasting content into posts. Once everyone is set up as authors, things should go pretty fast. The cool thing about having things in this format is that our information will be organized via categories - when you post an English 11 web-design assignment, for example, you can choose for it to be included in categories "assignment," "composition," and "web-building." Thus, visitors to the site can look for all assignments, or all comp assignments, or all web-based comp assignments.

If you have any feedback on this general organizational scheme, or on any particulars of our redesign, post a comment here!

December 07, 2005

Welcome to SITES Redux!

As the mission and goals of SITES continues to evolve, we're radically revamping our website. In the coming weeks, look for our content to gradually migrate to this new design. Don't worry, we will still include the assignments and information that you have come to rely upon! The new, blog-based format will ultimately be more interactive and allow us to contribute to instructional technology in the department in new ways.

For now, the old site is still accessible here.