HighEdWeb Assocation October 10-13, 2010

Session Details


Taming Google Mini

TPR10 Technical: Propeller Hats Required Track

Salon H & I, 4th Floor


Consider this a short course in funneling the power of a Google Mini Appliance into usable, branded result sets. We'll focus on utilizing the built-in helper tools, extending the front-end stylesheets, pulling stripped HTML through requests and inline frames, and parsing the XML directly. These methods will help ensure that your visitors get the results they're looking for, and enable you to display them in a pleasing format that has the functionality your audience requires.


Kevin Zink
Senior Consultant, mStoner

Kevin has been building websites—primarily higher education, nonprofit, and ecommerce sites/applications—since the inception of Mosaic and still remembers how his “discovery” of animated .gifs convinced him that the possibilities of the Web were endless. Throughout the course of a project, he helps provide the technical architecture required to integrate disparate systems together in a logical way. His focus is on customizing content management and search/indexing systems so that they are elegant, intuitive, and extensible. Past projects have included sites for Yale Law School, the American Dental Association, Nevada State College, the College of William & Mary, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Princeton University Undergraduate Admissions, Oakton Community College, and Christopher Newport University.