Monthly Archives: March 2010

April 2010 meeting

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Recap of last meeting
  3. Real Media Server & Flash Media Server – Vishal Kurup
  4. Project Management using  SharePoint – Ali Haider
  5. Resources
  6. Information Exchange – content management systems and using your Web site as a promotional tool
  7. Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

Actions

  1. Contact Kartik Ponnala or Vishal Kurup if you need any files retrieved from the real media server, which was such down on March 1.
  2. Read What to wear for a portrait before scheduling a sitting (approx. 15 minutes) with Anastasia Spartan at 235-1594.
  3. Check out the UMKC Flickr account, send Anastasia your photo files and we will upload them. To download a pic from flickr, browse images, click the photo you want then click on the “all sizes” link and select the size you prefer and then click “download”.

Meeting Notes

1. Per Vishal, the Real Media Server was shut down on March 1

A new Flash Media Server is up and running.  Here are the pros: Continue reading April 2010 meeting

Checking for Broken Links

Broken links are one of the most frustrating things for a visitor to your site, but can also one of the most tedious things to maintain. Luckily, there are some helpful tools available that can do the checking for you.

I’ve tried a number of these, but unless you are checking a very specific section of the site, they can be cumbersome and take a lot of time. Here are some online tools that I’ve found work to work well:

http://www.1-hit.com/all-in-one/php/tool-broken-link-finder.php

http://www.indiabook.com/webmaster/link.html

http://www.webmaster-toolkit.com/link-checker.shtml

March meeting

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. UMKC Catalog – What it is and is not; how you can help (Michael Strait)
  3. Web2.umkc.edu Update (Andy Goodenow)
  4. Promotion opportunities on the Web site  (John Verssue)
  5. News and Announcements
  6. Web Resources and Tools (Vishal Kurup, Alia)
  7. Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

Actions

  1. When a Web site references the UMKC Catalog, it is best to use http://www.umkc.edu/catalog so that students can choose which year of the catalog they need to view.
  2. After April 1, when the UMKC Catalog updates take place, check your links to the catalog to ensure they are correct.
  3. If you have Web files on the Web2 server, be sure to archive your files, transfer them to the new servers, and then delete the files from Web2. Keep in mind that sites moved to the new servers should comply with the Web Policy Requirements. If you need assistance, please email the UMKC Webmaster account and your request will be routed to the appropriate office.

Meeting Notes

UMKC Catalog – Michael Strait gave us info about UMKC Catalog; what it is and is not, and how to link to it. Continue reading March meeting