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Tales from the Script: Coding Nightmares

As a profession, software developers have a reputation for being, um... let's say eccentric. Or, quirky. Or, unique. That's not a dig. Eccentricity is often a sign of brilliance. And, let's face it, you need to be darn-near brilliant in order to meticulously translate computer language into the beautiful, complex web experiences we all [...]

By | October 15th, 2019|Categories: Web Development|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Higher Ed Recruitment 101

Ah, September… for those of us tired of sweating through the sweltering summer heat, this month offers a welcomed respite. It's not quite sweater weather in much of the continental U.S., but, it's certainly getting easier to keep your shirt perspiration-free… save for those Saturday tailgates, of course. For higher ed marketers, with the [...]

By | September 19th, 2019|Categories: Digital Marketing, Higher Education, SEO, Social Media|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Higher Ed Recruitment 101

Output HTML Syntax Characters from RSS Feeds to Preview Correctly for Cascade

This applies to Cascade Velocity formats. If you’ve ever had to pull in content through an external feed that has rich HTML, this piece of code may help you. Sometimes you may see HTML tags or code output into the content of the page. Such as, <Content goes here.>. This code will take the [...]

By | September 6th, 2019|Categories: Web Development|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Output HTML Syntax Characters from RSS Feeds to Preview Correctly for Cascade

Changing the Game for Gen Z in the Age of Tech

As your flagship marketing instrument, one of the primary roles of your higher ed website is to attract applicants to your school. How well it's able to do so depends on how appealing your site is to your target audience – high school juniors and seniors. In order to draw in qualified prospects, you [...]

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Digital Marketing, Higher Education, Social Media|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Changing the Game for Gen Z in the Age of Tech

Taking Your Higher Ed Site International

The U.S. is home to the largest population of international students in the world. And, up until recently, the number of new international students arriving on U.S. college campuses each year has been climbing higher. However, it appears that the trend might be over. According to the 2017 Open Doors report from the Institute [...]

By | August 27th, 2019|Categories: Digital Marketing, Higher Education|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Taking Your Higher Ed Site International

Getting Your Freshman Class On Campus

From a student's perspective, picking the right college is getting more and more complicated. It might seem contradictory at a time when applying to schools is easier than ever. But, that reality is backed up by data. A 2017 study noted that 35% of college freshmen apply to seven or more schools. That percentage more [...]

By | August 7th, 2019|Categories: Digital Marketing, Higher Education, Web Development, Social Media|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Getting Your Freshman Class On Campus
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