The Never-Ending Story, Web Redesign

0d7329cc04380c0f62a634691208fa34?s=47 Roy Degler
October 19, 2018

The Never-Ending Story, Web Redesign

Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job. Adlai E. Stevenson

A library website redesign is inevitable, you can tackle the job of making it better. Instead of focusing how the frontend looks, this presentation will introduce ways to improve how the backend works. Topics include: simplifying design, creating reusable content, improving underlying technology, and evaluating silos.


Roy Degler

October 19, 2018


  1. The Neverending Story: A Website Redesign Roy Degler

  2. Presenter No one really listens to anyone else, and if

    you try it for a while you'll see why. Mignon McLaughlin
  3. Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent

    Peale Redesign Web Redesign?
  4. website Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman

    Vincent Peale Redesign Web Redesign?
  5. Redesign Web Redesign 
 It’s going to happen!
 Change is

    inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job. Adlai E. Stevenson
  6. It’s going to happen! Don’t Panic!
 Redesign Challenges Panic causes

    tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options. Simon Sinek
  7. A Great Opportunity Inside of every problem lies an opportunity.

    Robert Kiyosaki
  8. Build Opportunities A Great Opportunity If opportunity doesn't knock, build

    a door. Milton Berle
  9. Build Be Creative Opportunities A Great Opportunity A creative project

    is a moving target. You never end up where you start. Evangeline Lilly
  10. Build Be Creative New Technology Opportunities A Great Opportunity Toys

    are put on this Earth to be played with by a child. John Lasseter
  11. Approach Try Something Different In network TV, you have to

    present the box before you can step outside it. Simon Baker.
  12. Approach Think inside the Box You can best fight any

    existing evil from the inside. Hattie McDaniel
  13. Redesign Think inside the Box The fights for me are

    always about what you cannot see, the intangibles. It's about what's inside - what really is inside. Eddie Alvarez
  14. Approach Basic Ideas Creative thinking inspires ideas. Ideas inspire change.

    Barbara Januszkiewicz
  15. Approach Basic Ideas Simplify What do we live for, if

    it is not to make life less difficult for each other? George Eliot
  16. Approach Basic Ideas Simplify Technology Man is a tool-using animal.

    Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all. Thomas Carlyle
  17. Approach Basic Ideas Simplify Technology Content Design is an opportunity

    to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up. Tate Linden
  18. Simplify Make it simple, but significant. Don Draper

  19. Simplify Agile I need to be agile because I do

    all my own stunts. Luke Goss
  20. Small incremental changes Simplify Agile Great things are done by

    a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh
  21. Small incremental changes Users know your website Simplify Agile Cats

    are connoisseurs of comfort. James Herriot
  22. Simplify Patterns The details are not the details. They make

    the design. Charles Eames
  23. Simplify Patterns More than the home page Design is not

    just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. Steve Jobs
  24. Simplify Patterns More than the home page Reuse and simplify

    I am in that glorious position where I can redesign and re-package my own work. Cameron Mackintosh
  25. Simplify Patterns More than the home page Reuse and simplify

    Head start 
 (Bootstrap, Foundation) A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good. Martin LeBlanc
  26. Simplify Start Over Failure is simply the opportunity to begin

    again, this time more intelligently. Henry Ford
  27. Simplify Start Over Debugging is hard There has never been

    an unexpectedly short debugging period in the history of computers. Steven Levy
  28. Simplify Start Over Debugging is hard Mistakes help Creativity is

    allowing yourself to make mistakes, Design is knowing which ones to keep. Scott Adams
  29. Simplify Start Over Debugging is hard Mistakes help Start over

    with a blank page I enjoy the freedom of the blank page. Irvine Welsh
  30. Technology Every once in a while, a new technology, an

    old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation. Dean Kamen
  31. Technology CMS Software makes the world go round. Thomas Peterffy

  32. Change? Technology CMS Every villain has their belief system that

    makes perfect sense to them. Patty Jenkins
  33. Change? Enterprise Technology CMS So, my big brother was playing

    guitar and I figured I'd try it too. Stevie Ray Vaughan
  34. Change? Enterprise Take Advantage Technology CMS Successful people jump at

    opportunity and take advantage of it. Sir Mix-a-Lot
  35. Technology CMS Features 'Programming' is a four-letter word. Craig Bruce

  36. Built In Technology CMS Features There is a hero built

    in all of us. Michael Israel
  37. Built In Plug Ins Technology CMS Features Would you like

    fries with that?
  38. Built In Plug Ins Develop Technology CMS Features Normal people...

    believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet. Scott Adams
  39. Technology Consult Consultant: any ordinary guy more than fifty miles

    from home. Eric Sevareid
  40. Community Technology Consult It takes collaboration across a community to

    develop better skills . Angel Gurria
  41. Community Experts Technology Consult You must continue to gain expertise,

    but avoid thinking like an expert. Denis Waitley
  42. Technology Platform Art is about building a new foundation, not

    just laying something on top of what's already there. Prince
  43. Speed Technology Platform The speed of the boss is the

    speed of the team. Lee Iacocca
  44. Speed Ease Technology Platform Have patience. All things are difficult

    before they become easy. Saadi
  45. Speed Ease Failover Technology Platform Remember, the storm is a

    good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability. Ho Chi Minh
  46. Technology Other Tools We become what we behold. We shape

    our tools and then our tools shape us. Marshall McLuhan
  47. Integration (LibGuides . . .) Technology Other Tools Understanding is

    a two-way street. Eleanor Roosevelt
  48. Integration (LibGuides . . .) New Tools (Machform . .

    .) Technology Other Tools You want experimentation. Every once in awhile, you stumble upon something that blows your mind. Jeremy Stoppelman
  49. Content Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story,

    not just to sum everything up. Tate Linden
  50. Content Revise/Edit I don't publish anything I haven't worked over

    100 times. Donald Hall Edit and Improve text
  51. Content Revise/Edit What's another word for Thesaurus? Steven Wright Edit

    and Improve text Create Reusable Text
  52. Content C.O.P.E. There's no harm being a copycat. If someone

    else is doing a good job, copy. It's free. Uday Kotak Create Once Publish Everywhere
  53. Reusable APIs / JS By giving people the power to

    share, we're making the world more transparent. Mark Zuckerberg
  54. Exportable Reusable APIs / JS #library-website {border-style: none;} #mime {

    border-color: transparent; }
  55. Exportable Consistency Content APIs / JS I'm trying to inform

    people, so I try to present them with accurate information. Matthew Yglesias
  56. Simplify Technology Content Things aren’t always #000000 and #FFFFFF. Review

    That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned. Seneca (Seneca the Elder)
  57. Questions A wise man can learn more from a foolish

    question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. Bruce Lee
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