HighEdWeb2008 Conference: Infinite Solutions

Session Details

Web Services for Web Services

APS5 Applications and Standards Track

Plaster Student Union 315


We will discuss and show the various Web services that Xavier University has created to increase productivity and reduce the stress within the Web office. Some tools include:

• A smart 404-error page that uses a single XML file to redirect the user and an anonymous 'report this broken link' button. The broken link reports are processed using a tool that allows the Web services team to manage broken link reports, and returns quantifiable statistics.

• A Web standards and style guide for Xavier University’s content management system. CSS styles for font sizes, colors, tables, and feature boxes are defined on a demo page for campus web updaters to reference.

• Web services request form for handling incoming Web design/development requests.


Kevin Bischof
Web Producer, Xavier University

Kevin Bischof has served as Web Producer for Xavier University since 2005. During that time, Xavier’s website has seen incredible transformations with a variety of award-winning high profile websites, including the Web Marketing Association’s 2006 Best University Website in the Nation. Kevin has over ten years combined Web development experience and has worked on projects in higher education, political campaigns, non-profits and large corporations. Kevin specializes in ColdFusion, PHP, AJAX, Flash, Web application development, electronic communications strategies, information architecture design, and digital/Web video production.

Kat Hollowell
Web Designer, Xavier University

Kat Hollowell is the Web Designer at Xavier University. She has a background in fine arts and has over nine years of experience in Web design. Kat specializes in CSS/HTML, Web design layouts, and usability.