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MARCH 2018

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Behind the Web Mini Conference Rescheduled for Thursday, April 26th!

Join Web Services and take a look "Behind the Web" to learn more about tools and skills you can use to help build and maintain informative and easy-to-use websites. This 2-hour "mini conference" is a professional development opportunity open to all website Administrators or Editors of UF Health websites including websites located on The Bridge. This is also your chance to meet and greet with other website content managers at UF Health!

Join us on...

April 26, 2018

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

HPNP 1404

A light breakfast will be served in the downstairs lobby area beginning at 8:15 a.m.

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For more information, please contact Web Services at  webservices@ahc.ufl.edu

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Design Inspiration - The Story Stacker

The Story Stacker is alternative approach to featuring content on your front page. Each story will appear in succession, one-at-a-time, instead of shifting and moving each story to the left like a slide show. The Story Stacker allows for 3 stories to feature at-a-time. If you are interested in enabling this feature on your site, you can do so from the Dashboard Navigation Menu under Appearance, then choose Theme Options. On the left side, you will see a list of tabs, select the “Featured Content” tab, then select the checkbox under the Story Stacker heading. See an example of the Story Stacker in action on the UF Diabetes Institute website.

For more information on the Featured Content Area including how to add or edit a slide, visit the Support and Training website

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2018 Higher Ed Content Webinar

Entirely focused on content strategy and digital content processes in higher education, the 2018 edition of the Higher Ed Content Online Conference, hosted by HigherEdExperts, will take place on April 25, 2018 from 11:00 to 2:30 PM. 

The conference features a dozen 10-minute sessions presented by higher ed professionals working in institutions like yours — with real content solutions to real higher ed problems.

Best of all, as UF Health Web Services is participating in the discussion, we’re able to offer you a free seat for the webinar.

RSVP for the Webinar »


File Download Tracking Enabled for WordPress 

Web Services can now provide analytics on your website's file downloads, upon request. Using Google Analytics Event tracking, we can now track how often users download one of the files in your media library. If this is a feature you are interested in, please contact us for assistance.

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3 UX Tips for Better Newsletters 

Thoughtful layout, image choices, and formatting will help you win over customers on your mailing list, according to The Nielson Norman Group, an evidence-based User Experience research firm. Their recent video, 3 UX Tips for Better Newsletters and Marketing Emails, clearly outlines quick and easy steps you can take to increase your newsletter's effectiveness. Their website is also full of valuable information on how to tailor your site content for the best user experience possible.

And when you need help implementing all the new things you've learned, you can contact Web Services, and we'll help with Mailpoet or any other questions you may have about email newsletters.

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Upcoming Audits from Web Services

Each spring term, UF Health Web Services begins an audit of all websites, users, and Bridge groups to ensure the web content and those who manage it are up-to-date and less information remains stagnant on the web. 

What are these audits specifically?

Website Audit - Websites that have not received an update for 12 or more months since April of 2017 will be flagged and website administrators will be contacted by a member of Web Services. Websites that were "archived" after the 2017 audit may be deleted.

User Audit - The lead site administrator of a website will be sent a list of that site's users, their user roles, and will be asked to assist with the removal users that have left the department/unit or the organization as a whole by noting which users should have their access removed.

Bridge Group Audit - Bridge collaboration groups that have not been active for more than one year will be flagged and the group's administrators will be contacted by a member of Web Services.

Website and Bridge group training is always an available option. If you would like assistance from Web Services for training, or discuss how to better utilize your sites or Bridge groups, please contact us at webservices@ahc.ufl.edu.

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New Bridge Feature!
Commonly Used Bridge Links 

In December 2017, Web Services released a new Bridge login page with links to commonly used apps and information needed on the hospital floor. Now when clinical staff visit The Bridge from workstations with generic logins (such as Workstations On Wheels), they will see lists of links organized into categories without the need to login to Bridge first. Gainesville and Jacksonville users will see links appropriate to their geographic locations. We hope this provides quick and easy access to the important online resources and tools needed throughout the day by the hospital's clinical staff.

Social Media Intern, Francesca Zepeda

Web Services Welcomes New Social Media Intern, Francesca Zepeda

Francesca Zepeda, joins Web Services from Miami, Florida and is currently a third-year student at the University of Florida studying Public Relations with a focus in Marketing. When she is not writing or working, Francesca enjoys exploring new restaurants, traveling and meeting new people. As the Web Services Social Media Intern, Francesca’s duties include monitoring and maintenance of official UF Health Social Media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She will also assist with the development and creation of the Social Media content seen on these accounts.

Maintaining a quality social media channel that engages your audiences and brings them meaningful content is much harder than it appears at first glance. Web Services can provide you with a Social Media Consultation. Request a Social Media consultation online.

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Bridge Hits the Gas

We've been hard at work making Bridge faster and reducing any errors users may have experienced. We've been able to improve Bridge's speed by 50%, and reduce the error rate by 80%! This should result in a significantly improved experience as you interact with the Bridge as quickly as possible. As always, if you see ways we can further improve, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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ORCID ID Available on UF Health Web Directory

A new field under the Research area has been released that allows researchers to list their ORCID ID and connect with one another. ORCID is a non-profit organization supported by a global community of members, research organizations, publishers, funders, professional associations, and other stakeholders. Learn more about how to update your profile on the UF Health Web Directory.