24/04/14

Permalink 04:47:18 pm, by mholmes, 40 words, 12 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Added keywords to History pages

There were none; I've added a default set to all major pages. After the final publish before freezing, we'll see if these have any effect on the search engine rankings for the site, which are not high at the moment.

Permalink 03:21:18 pm, by jnazar, 18 words, 10 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 600

Cascade - Hispanic & Italian website

Received request from DR (H&I) to update site with new photos.
Completed task and published site

Permalink 08:22:52 am, by mholmes, 468 words, 13 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 15

History site plan

This is the plan for History to move to the new templates:

The freeze of the current site will happen on May 9. This has been scheduled by JS, but we should check live publishing is in fact turned off before we start editing.

The site is scheduled to go live again on June 6.

Things to be done before the freeze:

  • Change course codes from HIST to HSTR (TG).
  • Update winter schedule (TG).
  • Update contact info and add new page and info for incoming new prof (TG).
  • Remove office hours (TG).
  • Add a Field School page under Current Students (TG).
  • Correct all existing titles and captions to sentence case (TG).
  • Add keywords to all pages (if possible, globally) (MDH).
  • Write headings/captions for future images, to save time later, and identify where banner images will link to (the "Read more" link) (TG).
  • Investigate the possibility of scripting a scrape of the Banner course information to create source code for Courses pages that can be pasted into Cascade (MDH).
  • Investigate ways to make the Twitter feed more active (TG).
  • current-students/graduate landing page: break up the content with headings (GT).
  • current-students/graduate/degrees-completed: This should be moved to future-students/graduate, or perhaps mirrored there (TG).

Notes on specific pages from our discussions:

  • Home page:
    • 3 big buttons, identical to French.
    • Banner with rotating images.
    • 2 sentences of "Why study...".
    • 2 column-boxes, one for undergrad nd one for grad.
    • A tab control with tabs for YouTube (main tab with video), Facebook and Twitter.
  • fhome/why-history-is-crucial: recycle content to elsewhere. Take a one-sentence quote for the home page (see www.uvic.ca/anth).</li>
  • future-students/undergraduate/careers-in-history: sentence case for title; table of job areas might be converted into a multi-column box with no outline.
  • Course pages: use expanding boxes sorted into levels as on the anth site.
  • home/offic-hours: MH to set up a block for office hours as a div, for each fac member's page, and then set up a block containing all of those blocks; the latter may be able to use CSS display: table-row etc. to show the aggregated office hours content as a table.
  • future-students/undergraduate/awards-scholarships-undergrad: Use accordions for the three scholarships.
  • Faculty page: MH and TG to liaise with Systems through JS to arrange the creation of a search-and-filter widget to supercede the existing error-prone duplication of content. This will likely cost money.
  • current-students landing page: Add a banner and some content from the chair's letter, and move the video down the page.
  • current-students/undergraduate/research: definitely needs a picture.
  • current-students/undergraduate/find-your-professor: MH to investigate creating this as a block. Perhaps the Office Hours block described above can be designed to fill both purposes.
  • current-students/coop-and-career: Get a copy of the picture used on the Coop site, which features a History student, in uncropped format, and re-use it.

23/04/14

Permalink 04:08:10 pm, by mholmes, 15 words, 10 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 150

History site port to new templates

Long and productive meeting with TG and JS today. Details to be laid out tomorrow...

Permalink 03:56:53 pm, by jnazar, 27 words, 11 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 180

Cascade - Hispanic & Italian website

Received request from DR (H&I)to update website with new photos.
Currently working with new photos to be included in various locations throughout the site.

Permalink 03:54:43 pm, by jnazar, 22 words, 9 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Latin American Studies Website

Received request from BAK to add new announcement with links to website.
Completed the task.
Sent email confirmation to BAK task completed.

22/04/14

Permalink 03:14:40 pm, by jnazar, 22 words, 10 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Pacific and Asian Studies (new template Cascade)

Prepared revised excel site spreadsheet based on April 16th revisions.
Sent to PAAS for review and reply.
Cc'd SA, JS on correspondence.

16/04/14

Permalink 03:09:32 pm, by jnazar, 28 words, 11 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Latin American Studies Website

Received request from BAK for several updates/changes to the announcement
section.
Archived various outdated announcements.
Added new photos to site.
Sent email confirmation to BAK site updated.

Permalink 03:03:11 pm, by jnazar, 18 words, 18 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

Pacific and Asian Studies (new template Cascade)

TI,SC,JS,SA,JN: attended another meeting to discuss together different recommendations to site structure and content.

07/04/14

Permalink 08:45:12 am, by mholmes, 53 words, 12 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 45

Fixed broken links on History site

The first broken links report since the reorganization threw up a bunch of links to PDFs now missing (which I've now commented out) as well as "external" links which were actually to pages internal to the site, so weren't caught or updated by the Cascade link checker after the reorg. I've fixed those.

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