because the University of Lethbridge Faculty of Management was hosting the ASAC 2006 conference, I was commissioned to do the website.
It’s nothing special really. It’s not very trend-setting or bleeding edge. For the ASAC conference websites, however, it brought things to a new level. Using server and cookie based technologies, I was able to present language-specific content based on a user’s preferences. This meant no separate English and French sites.
In addition, because I used semantic code and CSS-based design, pages loaded quicker, took up less system resources, and printed more elegantly.
Like I said, nothing too special, but given the track record for conference websites, this was in a league all its own.
Well, with the ASAC 2007 conference website recently released, looks like mine will forever be in its own league.
They’re back to pitiful, high-school-student generated designs that have plagued the conferences year after year. Maybe that’s what they teach in the master’s in computer science programme at the U of Ottawa.
See why I am leaving web design?