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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. June 26, 2017Infrastructure changes affecting WCMS sites

    Infrastructure improvements will be implemented soon to improve database stability. Pilot sites have already been migrated to the new database structure. Notifications will go out as database restructuring affects sites; beginning soon. For production sites, we are going to be recommending that you disable forms on your sites and refrain from making edits, as we will be copying databases and upgrading before switching  in order to limit downtime to a fraction of a second.

  3. June 22, 2017WCMS pilot sites database migration – June 22

    What is happening? All WCMS pilot sites will be migrated to a new database structure.

    Why is this happening? IST is working to improve the stability of the databases that serve the WCMS.  

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  1. July 5, 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. July 6, 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. July 6, 2017Google Analytics 101: Getting Started [SEW128]

    Do you know about Google Analytics but just aren’t sure how to get started or how it fits in with your work? Or have you used Google Analytics in the past and just need a refresher on the basic reports and tools? This course will introduce you to our campus-wide measurement framework and philosophy, review baseline best practices for setting up Google Analytics, and start to dive into basic measurement metrics and what they can tell you about your website.

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  1. 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.

  2. June 9, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for June 9, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev

    This week's Web Dev Rev notes are: MiniCamp Atlanta is a virtual Drupal camp happening on Friday the 16th; Drupal 7.55 and Drupal 8.3.3 were released; where Drupal 8's Webform module came from, and where it's going; some concerns about requiring Composer for CMSes; CSS's text-decoration-skip for underline appearance control; Safari Technology Preview 31 release notes; some sites are going back to the bad old days of requiring a specific browser; and finally, a demo site for variable web fonts.

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

    After a guest week last week, there are plenty of Web Dev Rev notes this week: Drupal creator Dries Buytaert takes on a new role; how Drupal 8 and Composer can be friends; notes on how to write a Drupal 8 installation profile; how Drupal 8 configuration management can work with multi-site; a selection of interesting/potentially useful Drupal 8 modules: Configuration Split, Config Ignore, Config Filter, and Default Content; the Style Guide, Retina Images, and Real-time SEO modules for Drupal 7 and 8; the SiteDiff tool to see differences between two versions of a website; user facing state; the difference between URLs and URIs; Emoji on the web (and how Microsoft Edge is the only browser to support every colour font format); how Chrome won; a case for Firefox; little Git tips; an issue to discuss neat Git tips; a script to visually select Git branches to check out; a love letter to CSS; and finally, some fun tooltip animations.

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