- UMKC Catalog – What it is and is not; how you can help (Michael Strait)
- Web2.umkc.edu Update (Andy Goodenow)
- Promotion opportunities on the Web site (John Verssue)
- News and Announcements
- Web Resources and Tools (Vishal Kurup, Alia)
- Questions, Comments, Suggestions?
- 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.
- After April 1, when the UMKC Catalog updates take place, check your links to the catalog to ensure they are correct.
- 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.
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
At our February meeting, we discussed a tool google provides that will dynamically translate a Web page into another language.
Ron Ramphal discussed how he has implemented this tool on the Welcome Center site.
You can find the code for this tool on the google translate website.
In an attempt to cut down on redundancy on our servers, I’ve installed jquery on the main server in the umkc-standards folder, the same folder where the standard CSS and header/footer files are located. I’ve posted an example page in the folder so that you can see the tool in action.
Feel free to create your own CSS with the Jquery themeroller, but if you are wanting to use standard colors, I have created a umkc theme as well.
One of the goals I’d like to see us embrace more in our overall Web presence is accessibility. I came across this helpful tool recently and thought I’d share.
Color Oracle is a free tool available for Windows, Mac and Linux that adjusts your monitor with the click of a button so that you can get an idea of how things on your screen would appear to someone with a color vision impairment. This will help you gauge if the contrast between text and background is sufficient for all visitors of your Web site so you can avoid problems with navigation or legibility.
Structure is important in building a successful Web site, but it is often difficult to visualize how all of the pages in our site relate to each other. Sitemaps and wireframes are two tools that can help you understand the relationships between parts of a page or sections of a site. Continue reading Starting with Structure