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By Steph Troeth | March 13th, 2006 | Filed in Education, Education TF

WaSP eduTF interviews Tim Hannigan on Queen’s University’s conversion to Web standards.

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How does one go about changing the focus of an entire university’s Web presence towards accessibility and standards-compliance? The Web Consulting Group (WCG) at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, began with a re-think and re-design of University’s home page and second level pages that included separating content from presentation. Once it becomes apparent that the new re-design yields better search engine results, they suddenly found themselves a popular resource to other parts of the university. At this point the WCG looked towards providing a more scalable and robust platform by means of a content management system.

Just how does the WCG continue to cultivate the Web standards philosophy within Queen’s University’s community? Tim Hannigan took time from his busy schedule to talk to us about their strategy.

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