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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Aug. 18, 2017SharePoint maintenance – August 30

    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.

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  1. Oct. 17, 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]

  2. Nov. 7, 2017Writing for the Web [SEW016]

    Do you create or modify online content? Learn how to develop content that meets your users' needs, clearly communicates your message, and achieves accessibility requirements.

    Pre-requisite: Introduction to Web Accessibility [SEW026]

    Instructor: Elizabeth Rogers, Digital Initiatives, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives

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  1. Sep. 29, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for September 29, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev

    After last week's Web Dev Rev had to be cancelled due to technical difficulties, we have a plethora of Web Dev Rev notes. In the Drupal field: an introduction to the Chatbot API for Drupal 8; thoughts on Drupal certification from the UK's first Drupal 8 "Grand Master"; the top 50 most wanted Drupal 8 contrib modules; what's new on Drupal.org in August; the evolution of Paragraphs; building conditional paths in Pathauto; letting editors choose the view mode of entity references; Dries on Drupal's collective purpose and his state of Drupal presentation; a practical look at powering chatbots with Drupal; and Views in Drupal 8.4.0 can now display computed fields.

  2. Sep. 15, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for September 15, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev

    Here's what we've got in this week's Web Dev Rev notes: a look at how to parse HTML in Drupal 8; building a non-English Drupal 7 site; the Chatbot API module for Drupal 8; the release of Drupal Commerce 2.0; what a Drupal Developer Days proposal looks like; a simple Drupal skills test; a new way of sorting Drupal.org issue queues; Sesame Street runs on Drupal; a look at who sponsors Drupal development; creating accessible Drupal 8 modals when Javascript is disabled; Autocomplete Deluxe for Drupal 8 is out; how the WYSIWYG is a lie (and what to do about it); a look at Firefox's new CSS engine; how Safari is the new Internet Explorer; making your website accessible to people using a screen magnifier; an online event for 24 hours of inclusive design on November 16th; CSS scroll boundary behavior controls coming to Chrome; a front end performance checklist; and Sonar, the new linting tool for the web.

  3. Sep. 8, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for September 8, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev

    Here's what we've got in this week's Web Dev Rev notes: Drupal Global Training Days on September 8 & 9; Drupal.org has a new documentation system that needs a landing page; pre-conference notes on capitalizing on Drupal North; the hidden costs of decoupling Drupal; adjusting Drupal 8's experimental modules process/requirements; a draft of proposed product goals for Drupal 8.5/8.6 and a more detailed breakdown of the same; the Drupal 8.4.0 release candidate phase has started; coding standards change proposals (which introduced us to the concept of "yoda conditions"); a look at DrupalCon Europe's financial problems; a look at what's coming with Drupal 8.4.0; headless Firefox and headless Chrome; a look at some things that screen readers don't do consistently; and finally, a grid templating contest where you could win a trip to Barcelona.

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