Shifting our approach to meet the demands of mobile usage. What You Need to Know Visits from mobile devices now outnumber desktop visits worldwide, and 53 percent of visits to hopkinsmedicine.org in 2016 were from mobile devices. Google has changed the way it crawls and ranks sites to favor mobile sites. By focusing on the(...)
Look around you, and I'll bet you'll see people accessing the Web on a variety of different devices, most of which have different screen sizes: a 5-inch iPhone, a 7-inch Android tablet, a 13-inch laptop. The ways people access the Web can no longer be easily divided into just desktop versus mobile phone. When we(...)
Apr 21, 2014 1 comment
Today marks the relaunch of our Health Information Library in a future-friendly, mobile-compatible format—what is considered “responsive design." The concept is simple: build fluid templates, and fluid content, in order to serve the same page to all devices big or small. Easy in concept, a little tricky in the actual implementation.
Dec 20, 2012 No comments
If you’ve visited the Johns Hopkins Medicine Website recently, you probably noticed a newly redesigned home page with new tools for searching and accessing the health system and the School of Medicine. Additionally, the page features expanded storytelling, videos and information, and social media activity. What’s New on the Home Page We wanted to bring(...)
Dec 3, 2012 No comments
On Monday night, just a few hours after the last patients moved into The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and the Sheikh Zayed Tower, the web team launched the new web site for The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The web site was the product of more than a year of planning, collaboration and hard work with(...)
May 4, 2012 1 comment
I’m pleased to announce that we launched The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center web site as part of the hopkinsmedicine.org platform today. We worked closely with Amy Mone and Vanessa Wasta from the Kimmel Cancer Center’s Office of Public Affairs, and I’m grateful for their contributions, support, dedication, and ideas throughout the project. I also(...)
Jul 13, 2010 No comments
The primary goal of the Internet Strategy & Web Services team is to build a single enterprise web site that represents the research, patient care and educational aspects of Johns Hopkins Medicine and the School of Medicine. It's an ambitious goal for an institution with as many varied interests, specialties, and goals as ours. But(...)
Jun 21, 2010 2 comments
Over the last two years, our clients have come up with increasingly sophisticated ideas for using banner images to bring individuality to their Web sites on Hopkinsmedicine.org. It's definitely one of the most popular ways to set the tone for visitors to the home page of your web presence.
Jun 14, 2010 1 comment