Jess Reingold
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A Virtual Tool Parade

The idea of a tool parade is to get your feet wet … to consider what's possible, and come away with a handful of tools you might want to explore more deeply.
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WordPress Accessibility

On March 21, 2016, the WordPress Accessibility Team announced that “all new or updated code released into WordPress core and bundled themes must conform with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines at level AA.” This is wonderful because WordPress runs 27% of the entire internet.
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Choosing a WordPress Theme

Choosing a WordPress theme can indeed be like falling down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland. There is so much undiscovered potential - fascinating colors, layouts, typography, etc.
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A New Approach to Class Visits

Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies (DTLT) class visits are opportunities for us to get involved with classes in a face to face setting.
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Redesigning the Look of Domain of One’s Own

Domain of One’s Own (aka UMW Domains) has a new look! Besides my own superficial reasons for wanting to give the site a new look, there are some practical reasons as to why the Domain of One’s Own site needed a redesign. The most important reason for the update is we needed to separate custom...
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Jess’s Quick Guide to Plugins, Widgets, and Themes

There are thousands and thousands of plugins and themes in the WordPress repository. It can be kind of overwhelming…. Sure, you can filter each of theme by tags or features, but even then the results list can be large. I’ve written down some of the best practices that I follow and have found that work...
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The Future of Education: A Town Hall

Where is higher education headed? What does the liberal arts experience look like in the future? How is it already changing? Is it changing?
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A Brief History of Domain of One’s Own, Part 1

Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) is not just a platform. It’s a philosophy. A history, then, can not just account for the development of the technologies but must also account for the thinking that brought the project to life.
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Redesigning your Discipline for the Digital

Through guided brainstorming and problem solving at this session, we will collectively break down the opportunities and challenges of the digital liberal arts and sciences further to discover what similarities and differences we encounter with the digital across disciplines.
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