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myVU gets brand bar, php templates and more!

Jul. 22, 2010—This was another fairly quick template swap. The old myVU templates were xsl, we moved them over to php, updated some stylesheets, added the VU brandbar, added a new video player that displays videos from the VUCast playlist and launched. ¬†We’ll be cleaning up the site over the coming weeks – but our goal was...

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Disciplines and Majors database and site launched

May. 17, 2010—A frequent request of prospective students and many across the campus was to have a centralized source of all disciplines and majors available for students at Vanderbilt. Rather than start from scratch, we approached the Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group (VIRG) to see if we could collaborate with them on creating such a tool. VIRG already...

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Reunion website launched

Mar. 21, 2010—We assisted DAR Communications in the redesign and development of the Reunion website. The site is a combo of wordpress pages and custom php/mysql scripts. Most of the site content and class pages are in wordpress. The VandyGrams (e-postcards alums can send to each other with classic images from their time at Vanderbilt) and the...

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Vanderbilt on Twitter

Jan. 29, 2010—Interested in Twitter, but not sure where to start? Using Twitter, but feeling overwhelmed by the millions of tweets flowing across the site each day? Have no idea what Twitter is, and wondering what the fuss is all about? A new Web site,, aims to help members of the Vanderbilt community meet each of...

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A to Z launched with tagging, open submission

Dec. 15, 2009—We changed the Site Index from a very, very, very long list of alphabetical links to more use-friendly way to find all the Vanderbilt sites. They’re still there in alphabetical order (hence, A-Z), but broken down by letter for quicker browsing. More significantly, they’re now also broken down by category. We can now tag a...

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