Web Leadership Team Meeting Minutes
Center Conference Room at 10:00 a.m.
14 members attending
Cascade Upgrade to the Development Server
completed last weekend.
detailing the changes can be found at the following locations:
The most notable changes include the addition of
a Recycle Bin for deleted pages/folders, move/copy enhancements, unsaved edit
warnings, upgraded WYSIWYG editor, AJAX publisher queue (with speed
enhancements) and much more.
Matt pulled the screen to show new Move/Rename
tab, and reminded user to be sure to “unpublish” before making any changes.
Sandi asked the recycle bin be set to a specific
limit to ensure this is automatically cleaned out. Cascade now has a 15 day
limit on deleted items has set.
HEHD asked for a new style to be created
allowing for captions under photos. Matt had built this with the “alt tag”
serving as the caption when the class “hascaption” is used. Alignment, box,
shading and padding styles are included. This feature works with blogs and other
sites outside of Cascade using university style sheets. This style could also
be migrated to the Newsroom.
Update to the University Homepage,
scheduled for January 2011 launch.
- Drop-down drawer of most commonly used
links, background image on page and searchable Site index just a few of the
enhancements being included.
- AtWatch scanning 10,000 links on our site
weekly, generating a report of broken links and missing images. Information is
being sent if necessary to those maintaining the site.
- Working with CCIT to develop a more
streamline process for requesting, creating and maintaining redirects.
- CCIT is working with the Brooks Center
for Performing Arts in January to bridge calendar with the Master Calendar and
- Question asked why CES was not using this calendar and feed to site.
Graduate School Update
- Graduate School site due to launch next
Updates from Members:
- Tim Whims asked if these meetings could streamed,
or use Adobe Connect.
- Five departments on campus wanted to
collect fund through Facebook. There is, however, a 5% fee and there is not
enough data is gathered to meet university needs. The Botanical Garden wanted a
donation page on Facebook. Tenniel Moody is working with Jacob Barker to
develop form for this sort of service that allows for easy access with
prefilled suggested amounts and the fund name. Limits users choices, they can’t
make any additional purchases, but they do not have to log in to make a gift.
- CCIT service offerings are being
consolidated and under discussion. More details to come.
- The Library continues to migrate pages,
and has dropped 49% of their site. The old server is being turned off by the
end of the year. A new publications employee is expected to be coming in 2011.
- CCIT has a new payment server going
- Jamie Brown reported m.Clemson working
with Blackboard to develop mobile apps. Works with Apple devices and
Blackberries. Working making it available to Droids. Quick way to access
athletics, maps, events, videos, news and safety information. Addition content
being planned: course schedules, phonebook, lab finder for open computers in
labs. CCIT is hosting a contest for icons for these new items. Winner will
receive an iPad. Closed 11-14 with winner announced at the Carolina game. CCIT
is taking request for other apps like CAT bus schedule.
- PSA met with CAFLS staff about whether to
remain in Cascade. It was decided to fund Cascade for at least another year.
PSA will upgrade their server to match the university instance. This will be
done in the spring, when new training materials can be developed.
- Alumni is working with EM2 for the new
look and organization of content. The new events calendar has worked very well.
Highly used calendar, subscription to events, headlines and newsletter will all
help support new alumni app being developed.
- CCIT reported the old database server
BARK would be migrated to MySQL5 over the Christmas break. The URL will not
change however, and all credentials remain the same. No new BARK fills will be
allowed at this time.
- Question asked who was in charge of the
Google Search appliance on campus, how are tickets being handled?