October 7-10, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Session Details

Embracing Your Top-Level Website Redesign: Challenges, Collaborations, Creations and Chorizo

#UAD6 Usability, Accessibility and Design Track

102 C, Frontier Airlines Center


Leigh Shoemaker and Lili'a Uili Neville will walk you through the process of redesigning the top-level web presence for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, from planning (usability testing, analytics, due diligence and an awesome architectural potluck dinner) to execution (HTML5, responsive design, templates and a WordPress theme). We'll share the good, the bad and the ugly of what we've learned over the course of the past year as we successfully brought our website into the responsive era and worked to bring our wider university community into a new set of online branding standards. And we'll share our recipe for chicken chorizo tacos.


Leigh Shoemaker
Assistant Director, Creative Communications, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Leigh Shoemaker has been a web designer/developer for The University of Tennessee, Knoxville since 2007, and has been leading its web team since 2011. She built her first website in 1996.

Lili'a Uili Neville
Senior Web Geek, Creative Communications, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Lili'a Uili Neville learned what an h1 tag was in early 2008 and got her first job as a web designer seven months later. She was a web designer/developer at University of Wisconsin-Madison for two years, and then moved to a much more reasonable climate. Neville has been a web designer/developer with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville since 2010.