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WWW – Ways to Weave your Web at NDSU. URL Confusion. Users expect SITE.ndsu.edu and www.ndsu.edu/SITE are the same page Autos.yahoo.com == www.yahoo.com/autos In some cases we have 4 different pages on 4 different URLs that could all be perceived as the primary page for a group.

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Www ways to weave your web at ndsu

WWW – Ways to Weave your Web at NDSU


Url confusion

URL Confusion

Users expect SITE.ndsu.edu and www.ndsu.edu/SITE are the same page

Autos.yahoo.com == www.yahoo.com/autos

In some cases we have 4 different pages on 4 different URLs that could all be perceived as the primary page for a group


Current ndsu domains

Current NDSU Domains

  • http://SITE.ndsu.nodak.edu

    • no problems

  •  http://SITE.ndsu.edu

    • URLs in this format are being removed and will be forwarded to URLs of the format  http://www.ndsu.edu/SITE

  • http://www.ndsu.edu/SITE

    • must meet UR requirements on style.  No problem if using CMS, lots of work to comply (but possible) on your own.

  •  http://www.SITE.ndsu.edu

    • deprecated web style.

  • http://www.SITE.ndsu.nodak.edu

    • deprecated web style.


Ndsu domains for the future

NDSU Domains for the future

  • http://SITE.ndsu.nodak.edu

    • “free to be me” space

  • http://www.ndsu.edu/SITE

    • “official branded” space. Must meet UR requirements on style/design/etc


Cms goals

CMS Goals

  • Accessibility for people with disabilities

  • Making it “look good” in many formats:

    • Different Web Browsers (IE 6/7, Firefox, Safari, PDA, Printer)

  • Cost

    • per-computer setup and licensing

    • Operations

    • Training

  • Collaboration

  • Continuity of operations

  • Security

  • Branding of NDSU


Why use a cms

Why Use a CMS?

  • Web-based site management

  • Accessible pages

  • Easier collaboration process

  • Built-in editing Roles

    • Writers

    • *Reviewers

    • Approvers

  • No software costs

  • Browser compatibility

  • Separates information from design

  • Version control on your content

  • Not tied to a Desktop


Sites in progress production

Sites in progress/production

  • www.ndsu.edu/alcoholinfo

  • www.ndsu.edu/bulletin

  • www.ndsu.edu/carringtonrec

  • www.ndsu.edu/cdfs

  • www.ndsu.edu/commencement

  • www.ndsu.edu/communication

  • www.ndsu.edu/counseling

  • www.ndsu.edu/disabilityservices

  • www.ndsu.edu/dining_services

  • www.ndsu.edu/eci

  • www.ndsu.edu/education

  • www.ndsu.edu/forestservice

  • www.ndsu.edu/ime

  • www.ndsu.edu/modernlanguages

  • www.ndsu.edu/oira

  • www.ndsu.edu/pesticide

  • www.ndsu.edu/president

  • www.ndsu.edu/pkp

  • www.ndsu.edu/saem

  • www.ndsu.edu/sheepandgoat

  • www.ndsu.edu/staff_senate

  • www.ndsu.edu/statistics

  • www.ndsu.edu/trio

  • www.ndsu.edu/vpaa

  • www.ndsu.edu/web

  • www.ndsu.edu/webmaster

  • www.ndsu.edu/wellness

www.ndsu.edu/arch

www.ndsu.edu/bisonconnection

www.ndsu.edu/cms

www.ndsu.edu/diversityresources

www.ndsu.edu/english

www.ndsu.edu/hnes

www.ndsu.edu/its

www.ndsu.edu/itsecurity

www.ndsu.edu/mu

www.ndsu.edu/student_success

www.ndsu.edu/recordsmanagement

www.ndsu.edu/tfac

www.ndsu.edu/univsenate

www.ndsu.edu/vpit

www.ndsu.edu/vpur

www.ndsu.edu/weather

connectnd.ndus.edu

helpcenter.ndsu.edu

sits.ndus.edu

ag.ndsu.edu

www.ndsu.edu/finearts

www.ndsu.edu/gradschool

www.ndsu.edu/international

www.ndsu.edu/news

www.ndsu.edu/physics

www.ndsu.edu/registrar

www.ndsu.edu/vpsa


Search

Search

  • Integrated with NDSU Search

  • Search Within Site functionality

  • Plan is for V2 Search to update from CMS daily

  • Includes PDFs, Word Docs, etc.


On design freedom

On Design Freedom

  • CMS does impose constraints on how sites look

  • But you gain…

    • Better control of your site

    • Efficiency in managing your web content

    • More current information

    • A consistent professional design

    • Consistent navigation

    • Better accessibility for people with disabilities;

    • Fewer broken links (managed by TYPO3).

  • And that is Better for Users


Design elements

Design Elements

Header

Text Sizes

Colors

Search

Navigation

Fonts

Footer

Standard Compliant


Design specifics

Design Specifics

  • Required

    • Header (NDSU (official logo), top left, links to www.ndsu.edu N .. D .. S .. U ..  spelled out Fargo, N.D. - right justified)

    • Text allows for resizing by users

    • Fonts (Lucida Grande (including Lucida Sans Unicode and Bitstream Vera Sans for different systems), Myriad, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif. Headers are of the first variety - Lucida Grande family)

    • Colors (Black, White, Hex codes for NDSU colors - yellow=#ffcc00, green=#006633 )

    • Banner graphic designed and approved by University Relations.

    • Black bar near bottom including : NDSU, Campus Map, Search, etc.

    • Site validation links for accessibility.

    • Footer with departmental and contact info., including new standard mail address on right side.

  • Optional

    • Underneath banner graphic - black bar for NDSU/Dept links

    • Yellow Campus Directory bar.

    • Anti-bias logo, available for download at VPUR


Available templates

Available Templates

  • For version 1.0

    • ‘Standard’ Template

    • ‘Single-Column-No-Nav’ template

  • For version next

    • ???


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Next Steps

    • Blockers for V1?

    • Bugs?

    • V2 Feature requests

  • Resources

    • http://www.ndsu.edu/web

    • Help Desk http://its.ndsu.edu/help_desk/

    • Training http://its.ndsu.edu/training_resources/

    • http://cms.ndsu.edu/request_account

    • http://cms.ndsu.edu/request_site

    • http://gforge.ndsu.edu


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