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Archiving against erasure

Archiving against erasure

There are many decisions to be made when building an archive. These decisions have often been made by individuals in positions of privilege or by institutions themselves. This means that archives have often been used to perpetuate misinformation or selective information in the name of crafting historical narratives that maintain current power structures.  This potential…

Reflections on the digital film screening Lesbian Liberation Across Media

Reflections on the digital film screening Lesbian Liberation Across Media

In June I had the opportunity to attend “Lesbian Liberation Across Media.” It was a film screening put on collaboratively by queer archives and media projects in Canada, and hosted by some of my personal academic heroes. One central theme from this screening was control over media. But equally important were the themes of learning…

In general, hyperlinks should open in the same window

In general, hyperlinks should open in the same window

Making hyperlinks is a foundational skill in web publishing. Links have everything to do with usability, accessibility, search engine optimization, and readability. Links should be simple and helpful to your users. The text in links should be meaningful; avoid writing “click here”. Links should be easily seen and easy to interact with. There shouldn’t be…

How to avoid cruft in posts and pages

How to avoid cruft in posts and pages

Not everyone drafts their content directly in their web publishing content manager. Authors sometimes draft their content in Word documents, Google Docs or some other software. When this content gets hastily copied and pasted into a content management system (CMS) like SquareSpace or WordPress, funky things can happen. Cruft happens Pretty much all text on…

Improve your security habits on National Pass**** Day, March 15

Improve your security habits on National Pass**** Day, March 15

Having good passcode habits is an important aspect of online security. And it’s something we all need to work at. The Better Business Bureau has announced the fourth annual National Pass**** Day and we think it’s a good idea. March 15th is a good day to reflect on your passphrase habits. Here are the bureau’s…