Category Archives: Meetings

Web Coders – June 11, 2014

Gillham Park room – Administrative Center

  1. Updates
  2. Ads on Youtube (and how to avoid them) – Mary Lackamp
  3. Expanding WP beyond a blog
    • Transitioning from blogs to websites – Kristen
    • Moving static websites to WordPress – Brian
    • Using plugins to support functionality – Alia
      Faculty/Staff tool evernote

Campus Web Team Sign-up Form

Web Coders

Skill level: everyone from novices with an interest in advancing their knowledge to advanced coders looking to broaden skills
Frequency: Every other month
Next meeting: Second week of June
Meeting format ideas: announcements, problem solving, group discussion, presentations, show and tell, and competitions

Possible topics:

  • New or advanced techniques in CSS3, HTML5, and programming languages that could be applied to your own website(s)
  • Opportunities to brainstorm, develop requirements and test options for tools needed on campus
  • Competitions for creating tools or solutions to common problems on campus
  • Problem solving for questions submitted anonymously
  • Trends in web development and best practices from other higher ed institutions
  • Updates to web standards
  • Usability findings and techniques
  • Accessibility issues

Web Editors

Skill level necessary: anyone who edits a web page
Frequency: Once a quarter
Next meeting: Third week of July
Meeting format ideas: Announcements, step-by-step tutorials, open-ended question and answer

Possible topics:

  • Updates to web standards
  • Usability findings and techniques
  • Accessibility issues
  • Tools (like photo editor tools) to assist in making web edits
  • Step-by-step tutorials for managing accordions, popups, slideshows and other tools

March 2012 Meeting

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
1:30-3:00
Administrative Center, Plaza Room

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Recap of last meeting
  3. Announcements – Open to the group
    • Database Cleanup — Vishal Kurup
  4. Social Media Presentation – Kristen Abell and Brenda Bethman

Actions

  • Please contact “Z” to schedule a time to migrate your website database from KC-WEBSQL1.  Some after-hours appointments are available.

Meeting Notes

January 2012 Meeting

January 13, 2012
1:30-3:00
Administrative Center, Brookside Room

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Recap of last meeting
  3. Announcements – Open to the group
    • Header/Footer updates
    • Foundation Services/Central Systems – Brian Anderson
    • SMTP server and ASPX vulnerability – Justin Malyn
  4. Presentation – Introduction to Mobile site development with jQuery Mobile – Vishal Kurup (Click here to view a video of this presentation)


September 2011 Meeting

September 7, 2011
1:30-3:00
Administrative Center, Plaza Room

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Recap of last meeting
  3. Announcements – Open to the group
    • Footer changes (DMCA and EEOO links)
    • Foundation Services/Central Systems – Brian Anderson
    • Internal Applications – Vishal Kurup
  4. Perspectives presentation – Jason Courtney and Deanna Yesko
  5. Analytics presentation – Alia Herrman
  6. WordPress updates – Vishal Kurup
  7. Portal updates – Vishal Kurup and Alia Herrman

March 2011 Meeting

March 2, 2011
1:30-3:00
Administrative Center, Plaza Room

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Recap of last meeting
  3. Announcements – Open to the group
    • Development Servers Update  – Central Systems
    • New websites launched – Alia Herrman
    • Flickr updates – John Whiteman
    • WordPress updates – Vishal Kurup
  4. Summer Session – John Verssue
  5. eLearning Portal – Andy Goodenow
  6. Presentation – Useful Usability Findings – Alia Herrman
  7. Resources/Cool tools
  8. Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

Actions

  • Please send photos that you would like to add to the Flickr site to email UComm.

Meeting Notes

January 2011 meeting

January 5, 2011
1:30 p.m.
Administrative Center, Plaza Room

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Recap of last meeting
  3. Announcements – Open to the group
    • Sharepoint project management site for WLG  – Alia Herrman
    • Redirects off www.umkc.edu – Alia Herrman
    • New websites launched – Alia Herrman
    • Updated header file ­– Alia Herrman
    • PHP server – Vishal Kurup
  4. Library Mobile Site updates – Barbetta Croft
  5. WordPress updates – Vishal Kurup
    • Bulletin board
    • Individual installations
  6. Process for posting video to media servers – Vishal Kurup
  7. Presentation – CSS3 – Vishal Kurup
  8. Resources/Cool tools
  9. Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

Actions

  • If you have a suggestion for a redirect for www.umkc.edu, please email the webmaster.
  • Please update any links on your site that point to the SCE, Med, and Admissions sites, as they have been updated.
  • If you have manually coded the header and footer into your website, please update it with the new version.
  • If you want to place a video on the media server, please submit a video request form, and also send your video file through the digital dropbox.

Meeting Notes

November 2010 meeting

November 2, 2010
9:30 a.m.
Administrative Center, Plaza Room

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Recap of last meeting
  3. Announcements – Open to the group
    1. Web Editing Help Sessions – Alia Herrman
    2. Constant Contact email vendor – John Verssue
    3. Others?
  4. Data Warehousing Services – Andrew Draker
  5. Presentation: Harvest Public Media – Tim Lloyd
  6. Resources/Cool tools
  7. Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

Actions

  • Please inform anyone who might find the web editing help sessions helpful.
  • If anyone needs information about email blasts, please let them know about Constant Contact. Remember, the campus is not required to use Constant Contact, UComm only recommends them as an E-mail vendor. John Verssue can answer questions about the vendor.
  • Please view the mobile library test the site and let Barb know if you run into any glitches.
  • Please view the University Communications site and provide feedback.
  • If you would like to request data from the Data Warehouse, please use the online form or contact Andrew Draker and allow at least five business days for your request to be processed.
  • Please explore the Harvest Public Media site and all of its features and see if there are components that you can apply to your own website strategy.
  • If you know of any cool online tools or resources, please email the webmaster account.

Meeting Notes