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Annette Fowler

Annette Fowler
Annette Fowler is a project manager and business analyst at Beacon that specializes in ecommerce. She joined the team in 2007 and has nearly twenty years of IT experience. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and is a black belt in tae kwon do. Connect with Annette on Google+

Table accessibility information in Cascade WYSIWYG editor

I was recently asked the following question by a Cascade Server client: How do I set a table row as a header and implement column/row scope using the WYSIWYG editor in Cascade (without having to use the HTML editor)? The answer is as follows: Table Header:  To create a table header for accessibility purposes, after [...] read more »

University of Hartford Redesign Launched!

Beacon Technologies is proud to announce the launch of a large redesign project for the University of Hartford at http://www.hartford.edu. With this project, Beacon assisted Hartford with giving the 30,000 page Cascade-based website a “revamp” using designs provided by a third party graphic design firm. In addition to the visual update, the redesign provided some [...] read more »

Motivating Your Team

I couldn’t agree with this article (Random Acts of Recognition – Motivating your Team Regularly) more and am going to try very hard to implement some of these ideas with my team at Beacon.  In our shop, food is always a great motivator and a way to celebrate a project success, but I like the [...] read more »

Thoughts from a Remote Office – Year Four

I was shocked to realize that as of January of this year, I’d worked remotely for Beacon Technologies from my home in Denver, CO, longer than I worked in the corporate offices in Greensboro, NC (three and a half years).  That being the case, I thought it was high time for me to revisit my [...] read more »

Another Nextopia integration project completed

Beacon is proud to announce the completion of another successful integration project with our first-class partners at Nextopia. With Beacon’s development assistance, Nextopia’s premier search and navigation products have been integrated on the Tufenkian Outlet and Tufenkian Carpets websites.   With this project, Tufenkian’s AspDotNetstorefront ecommerce store and back-end administration were merged with the powerful search and [...] read more »

A High School Senior’s Advice for University Websites

It feels like my high school senior and I have digested hundreds of university websites in the last two years in the quest to find her “perfect school”. She’s finally settled on one (GO WILDCATS!) and with that decision made, I recently asked her suggestion on a university website feature that really was helpful or [...] read more »

Caribbean Green Technology Center microsite launched!

Beacon launched another University of the Virgin Islands microsite yesterday at http://cgtc.uvi.edu. Like the previously two launched UVI microsites, this site has the main UVI site branding, with its own color scheme and special features like: Developed and maintained in Hannon Hill’s Cascade Server content management system Fully responsive design optimized for desktop, tablet and [...] read more »

University of Hartford launches two new communication sites

Beacon recently assisted longtime partner, the University of Hartford, with the development and launch of two new Cascade “sub-sites” that will serve as communication portals for the University. Unotes Daily shares campus announcements on a daily basis with the campus community and allows external visitors to submit announcements of their own for publication. Unotes Extra is [...] read more »

How to tell your client you like them… An ode to Valentines Day

It is Valentine’s Day and I’m feeling all cozy and romantic. I’m also the mom to teenagers and inevitably hear some variation of the following around this time of year, “How do you tell a guy/girl that you like them?”  So, what better theme for my blog this week than a valentine to show our [...] read more »

Beacon launches UVI microsites

Beacon is proud to announce the launch of two “microsites” for the University of the Virgin Islands today.  The new Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center (http://cell.uvi.edu) and Safety in Paradise (http://safety.uvi.edu) websites boast the lovely tropical design of the main University of the Virgin Islands website, with customized color schemes and functionality to [...] read more »