Updates on new projects, issues in progress, services, and general Web Publishing information
Monday, Jan. 26, 2009
If you have content in SCU's iTunes U store, you're not limited to providing access only via the iTunes client. You can include the podcast feed in a Commonspot page, using the "iTunes U Feed" element, now available in the Content Well element gallery category.
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009
When uploading PDF files to your site, be sure to optimize the file for Web viewing. This can reduce the size of the PDF file dramatically, and ensure that viewers accessing your content aren't subjected to unnecessarily long download times.
Friday, Jan. 16, 2009
A widget provided by Google has been added to the www web server's 404 (file not found) page - it takes the URL for the requested page and suggests close matches or alternate links, rather than simply indicate that the page doesn't exist
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009
Several people have reported receiving email requests for SCU id and password information for email accounts, with the message indicating that the request is from "firstname.lastname@example.org". This is scam attempt - if you have received an email message with the subject line "VERIFY YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT" requesting that you reply with your account information, do not reply. As a general rule, you should never send information of this type via email. SCU online systems do not send requests of this type via email, and any other legitimate secure site would also not ask for password information to be sent in an email message.
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009
The Commonspot database server will be offline for maintenance for a brief period of time on Wednesday evening, Jan. 14th. We expect the actual outage to be for 15 minutes or less. Commonspot pages will not be served from the cms or www web servers during the outage. Commonspot authoring will be disabled on the cms server between 9 and 11pm on Wednesday, to avoid interference with the database server maintenance process.