Updates on new projects, issues in progress, services, and general Web Publishing information
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2011
As an alternative to using 'mailto' links for individuals, you can direct readers to the directory page for anyone in the SCU Phonebook just by adding the person's name to the Phonebook URL:
This will also work for department names, as in this example:
Friday, Jun. 24, 2011
The Media Player element has been updated to support additional audio and video file formats, and now includes an option to display the player using HTML5 in systems without support for Flash.
Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2011
The "email this page" widget, found in the Page Tools element gallery category, has been updated to use the email function supported by ShareThis. No change is needed if you're already using this element in your site's template or pages.
Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2011
The blog display element includes a new configuration option allowing you to present more descriptive links to blog posts. This can aid in search engine indexing of page content. To enable this setting, look for the Blog Post Link Style options in the blog element's Configuration panel.
Monday, May. 23, 2011
You can now use Disqus as an alternate to the built-in blog comment system. Disqus includes some additional features that you may find useful. To switch to Disqus comments, create a Disqus account and enter your account name in your blog's settings form.
Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2011
The form used for comments in the Commonspot blog element has been revised to more effectively limit html and http references. In some cases, the comment form has been mis-used to embed spam links in a blog page.
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011
The last remaining system to be migrated to the virtual environment was the Commonspot authoring server. That's now completed, and authoring and replication have been re-enabled.
Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2011
Early this morning, and again between 10 and 10:45 am, we were having trouble with the database server used by Commonspot. That appears to be resolved now, but the system administrators are closely monitoring the server.
Monday, Mar. 7, 2011
We've added a QR code utility to the Mobile Project site - this can be used to create a QR code image for a mobile site URL. It can actually be used to create an image for any URL hosted on scu.edu, but it's most useful as an easy way for mobile device users to be directed to a specific Web site address.
Thursday, Mar. 3, 2011
The three www servers have been migrated to the virtual environment - on Tuesday, 3/1 the remaining two systems were moved successfully. The systems have been operating without error since Tuesday, and we'll continue to monitor their performance closely. The cms server still remains to be moved, and that is tentatively planned for early morning, March 16, or possibly March 22nd.