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Web Resources is intended to be a “hub” for website maintainers at Waterloo. Request a website. Stay informed by joining the UWweb mailing list. And, don’t forget to familiarize yourself with the campus-wide web guidelines and policies that pertain to your site.

  1. Nov. 24, 2016WCMS migration to responsive cut-off date – August 31, 2017

  2. July 21, 2017WCMS production sites database migration – July 23

    What is happening? Migration of WCMS production (live) sites to their own dedicated database structure will begin Sunday, July 23. Point of Contacts (POCs) will be notified prior to their site(s) being migrated.

  3. July 14, 2017SharePoint maintenance – July 19

    What is happening? As part of the regular maintenance of IST services, updates will be applied to SharePoint servers. These updates will impact both mySharePoint.uwaterloo.ca and SharePoint.uwaterloo.ca services.

    When is this happening? Wednesday, July 19 from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 20.

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  1. Aug. 1 to 2, 2017WCMS for Content Maintainers [SEW099]

    This hands-on course for content maintainers will provide an overview of the main features of the Waterloo Content Management System (WCMS) including creating new content, editing content, uploading and adding images and documents, submitting drafts for review, reviewing drafts, publishing and managing content. Please note: two half-day course.

    Pre-requisite: None

    Instructors: Elizabeth Scott, WCMS Training & Support, Information Systems & Technology

  2. Aug. 2 to 3, 2017WCMS for Content Maintainers [SEW099]

    This hands-on course for content maintainers will provide an overview of the main features of the Waterloo Content Management System (WCMS) including creating new content, editing content, uploading and adding images and documents, submitting drafts for review, reviewing drafts, publishing and managing content. Please note: two half-day course.

    Pre-requisite: None

    Instructors: Elizabeth Scott, WCMS Training & Support, Information Systems & Technology

  3. Aug. 11, 2017WCMS for Site Managers [SEW100]

    This hands-on course for Site Managers will provide an overview of site manager specific tasks and functionality in the Waterloo Content Management System (WCMS) including creating site-wide content (promotional items, footers, etc.), managing user access and site permissions, adding Google analytics tracking, managing redirects, and managing workflow.

    Pre-requisite: WCMS for Content Maintainers [SEW099]

    Instructors: Elizabeth Scott, WCMS Training & Support, Information Systems & Technology

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  1. July 14, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for July 14, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev

    Here's what we have to talk about since the last Web Dev Rev: Drupal core "experimental modules" don't get upgrade paths - and it's affecting something we're planning to use; Drupal Console hits 1 million downloads; Drupal Association and Drupal Project Lead issue statement regarding Larry Garfield; Drupal 8 modules that extend Entity Reference; what's next for CSS; and finally, the "reduced motion" media query.

  2. July 7, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for July 7, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev

    Here's what we have to talk about in the Drupal world since the last Web Dev Rev: stop waiting for feeds - importing RSS in Drupal 8; June's post about what was new on Drupal.org in May; Drupal Association board meeting minutes; the Contenta Drupal 8 distribution, designed for "create once, publish everywhere"; building a custom migration in Drupal 8 using Paragraphs; an insider's look at DrupalCon session selection; embedding "just about anything" in Drupal 8; common pitfalls configuring Entity Browser in Drupal 8; check your coding style on Drupal 8; and finally, a look at some of the new features in Webform 8.x-5.x-beta14 (and we watched the included videos).

  3. June 23, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for June 23, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev

    After a week off for MiniCamp Atlanta we have a lot of notes: Drupal 7.56 and 8.3.4 were released (and are security releases); a reminder on how to hide Drupal content properly; the Configuration Read-only Mode module for Drupal 8; a reminder on how to handle Drupal text in a secure fashion; the new Reservoir distribution for decoupled Drupal can teach us some lessons even if we're not decoupling; answering "Do I have to wait for Drupal 9?"; some suggestions for Drupal 8 modules you can't live without; tips for client-friendly Paragraphs in Drupal 8; thoughts on "sponsor a feature" for Drupal; Drupal North apologizes again for the date confusion; the typographic potential of variable fonts; posters with dos and don'ts on designing for accessibility; what's new in Firefox 54, including support for CSS clip-path; thoughts on self-documenting CSS; a CSS variables trick; the "spellbook" of modern JavaScript web development; what's coming in the latest insider preview build of Microsoft Edge (including CSS grid layout support); and finally, a look at how Cal State Monterey Bay handles content editing.

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