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Updates to Listserv Subscription Scripts

Web Services is in the midst of a long process of upgrading the servers that make up the Jupiter Web System. One part of the upgrade process is eliminating old insecure scripts. These scripts are used to subscribe people to a Listserv email list. However, in 1999, Listserv integrated subscription services into its web interface […]

February Web User’s Group Meeting

The next Web User’s Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 19th at 10am in Cabell B-35.   The major items of discussion include Web Content Management Systems VCU Branding Standards Helix Media Library Annual Website review and much more If you are interested, please join us. 

FileDrop, WordPress, A-Z unavailable due to system maint on 12/9 from 6-7am

On December 9th, between 6am and 7am, the following systems will be unavailable due to necessary system maintenance: FileDrop, WordPress, VCU A-Z list, VCU A-Z list manager. While blog.vcu.edu will be available, the Movable Type system will not so one will not be able to update their blog.

Inactive Movable Type Blogs To Be Deleted

On December 15, we will take the first steps toward removing Movable Type, the backend of blog.vcu.edu, by permanently deleting inactive personal blogs from the system and the server. Departmental and organizational blogs — as well as any WordPress blog hosted at wp.vcu.edu — will be unaffected. To learn more about the criteria we used […]

The new A-Z Mobile Index

Last fall, we outlined our plans to improve the mobile web at VCU. We provided draft guidelines for mobile development, and we discussed adding a Mobile category to the A-Z index. Today I’m pleased to announce that you can now add your mobile-ready sites to the A-Z mobile index.

Our Mobile Strategy

At last week’s Web Users Group meeting, we unveiled some of our strategy for improving mobile web offerings at VCU. Many of the things we discussed are still in the early stages of development, but we wanted to let university web developers know ahead of time that we do plan on tackling the growing mobile […]

Web Users Group meeting – December 1

We will be holding a Web Users Group meeting on Wednesday, December 1 from 10:30 am to noon in Cabell Library, room B-35. We’d love to see you there. Here are some of the things we’ll be discussing at the meeting: VCU Mobile updates Mobile websites Updates to the VCU blogs iTunes and more We’ll […]

Confluence: New wiki application

Over the past few years, we’ve tested several options to run university wikis. We began with MediaWiki as the most well-known wiki engine. It worked well but was very difficult for non-technical users to grasp. When we began testing Confluence, we knew we’d found a winner – it was easy for new users to grasp […]

Urchin Upgraded to 6.602

On Tuesday, July 13, we upgraded Urchin (our University-wide web analytics application) to version 6.602 from version 6.4. This update adds several useful new features such as: LDAP authentication Adwords integration More user agents and operating systems (such as Android and Chrome, but not iOS or Mobile Safari) We will be testing the new features […]

A-Z Web Directory

Last fall we introduced the new combined VCU search page (example here) which combined the web search and people search results. Only a month or two later, we reworked it to add in search results from the A-Z system (another example). Even as we added the A-Z results, we wanted to make it easier for […]

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