Category Archives: Resources

March meeting


  1. Welcome
  2. UMKC Catalog – What it is and is not; how you can help (Michael Strait)
  3. 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?


  1. When a Web site references the UMKC Catalog, it is best to use 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

Jquery on the server

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.

If you want to use jquery on your site, you can pull the javascript from this location.

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.

Designing for the Color Impaired

Designing for color blindOne 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.

January Meeting


  1. Welcome
  2. Recap of last meeting
  3. WordPress Presentation – Jake Kupiec
  4. Information Exchange – breakout groups
    *Web videos: Getting started on creating video for your site, how to produce it cheaply, and delivery platforms
    *Web site launch and beyond: Ideas about the process of launching new Web sites as well as how to keep content fresh
  5. Questions, Comments, Suggestions?


  1. Action: Please notify others who might want to attend the Basic Web training and email Beth to sign up for a session. The dates are Jan 13, Jan 25, Feb 10, and Feb 23 from 2:30-3:30.
  2. Action: Pat Burch would like the WLG members to point folks in their academic unit to the resources that are currently available on campus and generally free versus turning to her to buy expensive, unneccessary software.

Meeting Notes