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Boilerplates for Web and Email

The start-up time for new website and email projects is often cumbersome. Boilerplates and frameworks are a great way to speed up setup time and get you focused on the real project at hand.

The power behind boilerplates is that they are a conglomeration of collective knowledge and continually in development,  responding to new web-standards and technology.

Resources:
HTML5 Boilerplate
Email Boilerplate

 

UMKC Header and Footer Updates

UPDATE: We will not be launching this change in January. Due to unforeseen delays, we will make the change at a future date.

We have made changes to the UMKC header and footer to streamline the code and eliminate conflicts with popular frameworks like Bootstrap.

View the example page with new header and footer

Because these changes are more significant than updates we’ve made in the past, we have created a new process for rolling out the change. The header and footer will be updated on the main website, www.umkc.edu first and then rolled out to the other servers.

Update Timeline

November 22
A duplicate of umkc-standard.css has been created and named umkc-styles.css. The two files are identical except for file name.

November 25 – January 30
Every page on www.umkc.edu that references http://www.umkc.edu/umkc-standards/umkc-standard.css and uses includes for the header and footer needs be updated to import http://www.umkc.edu/umkc-standards/umkc-styles.css instead.

TBD
We will replace these files with updated code for the header/footer:
http://www.umkc.edu/umkc-standards/umkc-header.html
http://www.umkc.edu/umkc-standards/umkc-footer.html
http://www.umkc.edu/umkc-standards/umkc-styles.css

IMPORTANT: If your site is on www.umkc.edu and still referencing http://www.umkc.edu/umkc-standards/umkc-standard.css when the header and footer are replaced, your site will break.

If your website is on www.umkc.edu and you are not using the standard includes, or if you want to make the updates yourself, you will need to download the new versions of the header/footer and implement them on your site on this date.

Web Coders – October 2, 2013

1. Updates – Alia

  • Revised Starter Kit
  • Responsive Home Page
  • New sites launched – check your links for Admissions, School of Education, Welcome Center (and don’t forget the Major Maps URL change)
  • WordPress updates

2. Tips and tricks – Kristen

3. Problem solving – Alia

  • Problem solving submissions
  • UMKC header – popout navigation

4. Presentation : Optimizing for mobile devices – Brian