Author: Pep Valdes

Training survey coming soon

We were planning to host a few additional Sitefinity training sessions in late May, and here we are in June. No one’s come after us with pitchforks yet, so I’m hoping/thinking that the time we spent developing online training materials and videos is paying off. Websites are getting built; there are… Read more »

“Introduction to Sitefinity” now online

A high-level introduction for people new to the Sitefinity content management system was hosted Jan. 20. It provided a general project update and overview, defined roles and types of users, and more. The session is now online and may be viewed below: Here are meeting materials for your review: Introduction… Read more »

Sitefinity web content management system sessions scheduled for Jan. 29, Feb. 11

In the coming weeks, members of the Internet Technology Committee will be presenting additional information about UTMB’s new web content management system, Sitefinity. Two types of sessions are planned: a high-level introduction for people new to the system, and two ninety-minute, hands-on workshops for those who have had some initial… Read more »

Sitefinity “Work in Progress”

The launch of any new enterprise-level solution often feels like a game of prolonged “whack-a-mole”: you address one issue, and another pops up. The development and launch of Sitefinity has been no different. The small crew that worked/is working to install and manage the new content management system has tackled… Read more »

Web Content System training class being piloted on Nov. 10; limited seats available

A date has been set for the pilot Sitefinity Content Management System training/workshop. The class will target midlevel web developers, the “designer” role–people who are setting up, building sites and populating initial content. Sitefinity CMS Training/Workshop Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 10 a.m. to Noon Library Room 238 (Testing Center) This… Read more »

“Next Steps”

When we were planning the agenda for the Oct. 27 ITC meeting, there was one really clear theme: what are the “next steps.” The Sitefinity CMS is up and running smoothly and efficiently. Many of our top-level edu pages are now in the system, and we’ve been adding a few… Read more »

Can’t we all just get along?

One of the biggest challenges we face when developing or introducing new tools is browser compatibility. We’ve all experienced it: one web page will tell you your browser is too new, the next says it’s outdated and too old. As with any large and complex organization, we bridge a lot… Read more »

Hope you can join us today for Web Reboot introduction

We’re watching the weather and hoping our 10 am meeting doesn’t coincide with a deluge; we’re looking forward to a great discussion. The Reboot will introduce new tools, including a simple-yet-sophisticated web content management system, mobile site templates, link and spelling validation, a digital image library, new guidelines and page requirements,… Read more »

What is this “ITC”?

People at large organizations like UTMB love acronyms; for the past couple of years a new one has been circulating, and it’s likely you’ve not heard it. The “ITC” is UTMB’s “Internet Technology Commitee.” It’s a small group set up in 2012 by the former CIO Ralph Farr and the current CIO Todd Leach (who was… Read more »

Feeling inundated?

Back in 2009, Bits (the NY Times technology blog) posted a story based on a study done at UC San Diego. In a nutshell, it said: the average American consumes 34 gigabytes of content and 100,000 words of information in a single day. (Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” is only… Read more »

New responsive web templates now available

New institutional web templates have now been released. The templates are responsive; they are designed to work well across a wide array of devices, and take a “mobile first” approach to content delivery. While the new templates look similar to current designs (evolution vs. revolution), they function in a totally… Read more »

Site Check: testing for quality, broken links, spelling

We have been testing a new quality tool that scans UTMB’s public facing sites looking for broken links, misspelled words and accessibility issues. We’ve found it to be very useful during our pilot on utmbhealth.com. For those being scanned in the public utmb.edu domain, we can auto-generate a weekly report… Read more »

What’s in the works?

There’s a great deal of additional work taking place at UTMB Health that will support developers in their web roles in the coming months. A review of the UTMB Identity System is planned; we are actively seeking a digital asset management tool (that will facilitate an image library); there’s an ongoing review… Read more »