Author: Eduardo 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 »

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 »

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 »

A look back and a look ahead

There’s some rumbling underfoot in the UTMB Web World, and it’s not the “Big Dig” that has streets torn up around campus for the work on utilities and infrastructure. We (Internet Technology Committee) have been working quietly but steadily in the background, assessing tools, acquiring new capabilities, building the digital web equivalent of the… 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 »