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Advanced Therapies for Library Web Sites

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Advanced Therapies for Library Web Sites

  1. 1. Advanced Therapies For Web Sites Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS Library Services Manager OPLIN [email_address]
  2. 2. Get a real domain name <ul><li>http://www.oplin.lib.oh.us </li></ul><ul><li>VS. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oplin.org </li></ul>
  3. 3. Raise the IQ of your 404s
  4. 4. Check your load times
  5. 5. Learn about metatags http://searchenginewatch.com/2167931
  6. 6. Create a favicon  FAVICON
  7. 7. Consult with legal counsel
  8. 8. Features that aren’t extras any more <ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Email to someone </li></ul><ul><li>Service links </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cross-browser compatibility <ul><li>IE versus Firefox versus Opera versus Safari versus Konqueror versus… </li></ul><ul><li>And don’t forget the versions! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Internet Explorer
  11. 11. Firefox
  12. 12. Yes, Virginia, there are standards… <ul><li>World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XHTML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to use a code validator and to troubleshoot! </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What about accessibility standards? <ul><li>Section 508 </li></ul><ul><li>WAI </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =wQT9yVeu_js&feature=related </li></ul>
  14. 14. What about mobile access?
  15. 15. robots.txt http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20060315&mode=classic
  16. 16. “ TETO”
  17. 17. Makeover time!

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