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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. Oct. 17, 2017SharePoint maintenance – October 26

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

    When is this happening? Thursday, October 26 from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Friday, October 27.

  2. Oct. 2, 2017WCMS server maintenance – October 2

    What is happening? The servers that host WCMS production and pilot sites are being patched and will require a reboot as a result of this maintenance.

  3. Aug. 31, 2017WCMS deadline, switch to responsive design - September 5

    What is happening? All English language WCMS sites that are in the deprecated (legacy) non-responsive design will be switched to the responsive design. French and Chinese language sites will also be switched to the responsive design unless you contact us before the deadline.

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  1. Nov. 20, 2017Introduction to APIs [SEW126]

    Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are a key technology that helps power the modern web. Find out how they work with this hands on introductory course! You will power-up your “data wrangling” skills using the same tool that powers much of the Student Portal and some WCMS sites. Suggested audiences include:

  2. Nov. 21, 2017WCMS Web Form Creation [SEW 101]

    In this hands-on course we introduce the WCMS form features and guide you through creating a form, adding form components, configuring email options, and using conditionals and form validation. We'll also talk about security and privacy concerns with collecting data and how you can decide what to collect.

    Pre-requisite: WCMS for Content Maintainers [SEW099]

  3. Nov. 29, 2017WCAG 2.0 Primer [Webinar]

    In partnership with the Ontario government’s Accessibility Centre of Excellence (ACOE), the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario is pleased to offer the following course at no cost to help you to understand how to make your website and content accessible.

    This workshop offers an overview of web accessibility, WCAG2.0, relevant legislations (AODA/IASR), and their compliance schedule.

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  1. Nov. 10, 2017Web Dev Rev wrap-up for November 10, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev

    At this week's Web Dev Rev, we looked at a short list of things: designing tables to be read, not looked at; using CKEditor plugins in Drupal 8; watching Chrome Dev Summit videos so you don't have to; the idea of a "country" input type; and finally, the story of CSS grid from its creators.

  2. Nov. 3, 2017Web Dev Rev wrap-up for November 3, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev

    At this week's Web Dev Rev, we looked at a short list of things: the Drupal 8 modules Twitter feed; Drupal's upgrade path and the product approach; Lullabot's effective communication series, part 1 and part 2; the Flexbox Zombies learning game; and the ultimate guide to alt text.

  3. Oct. 31, 2017WCMS update for October 2017

    In this issue:

    • Working with files in the WCMS
    • Accessibility webinars
    • Survey and voting tools

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