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Support for Web publishing at Santa Clara University is provided by the Office of Marketing and Communications, Information Services, the Webmaster and Web Applications Developer in the Media Services department, and system and network administrators in the Information Technology department.

 
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Top 5 Subsite Maintenance Tasks
We've created a list of the top five maintenance tasks for subsite administrators. Regular maintenance will help to keep things organized in your site, and eliminate unnecessary pages and images in Commonspot and on the www.scu.edu Web site. Read More »
New versions of uploaded files
If you need to replace an uploaded file with a new version, you can use Commonspot's Subsite Administration forms to update it, instead of uploading a unique new file. Read More »
Campus Event Calendar Data Manager
The system that is used to add, modify, and delete records in the Campus Event Calendar database has been updated. Along with an update to the user interface, some new features have been added. Read More »
Secondary Navigation Options
Two options are available for including a secondary navigation menu in a Commonspot page or template. A left-column navigation option has been added. Read More »
Commonspot Authoring Server Downtime
The Commonspot authoring server will be offline for a few hours on Wednesday morning, Oct. 17. We plan to take the server offline at about 8 a.m., and anticipate restoring access by 10 a.m. Additional memory is being installed on the server. Read More »
Personal Web Page Publishing
Santa Clara University offers students, faculty, and staff the ability to create personal web pages. In addition, chartered and registered clubs and organizations at Santa Clara University can request space to create Web sites.  This service is available through the Information Technology department's "webpages" server. Read More »
Table Display Options
Tables can be displayed in a variety of ways by modifying border settings, applying a style class, or using a custom script to add background colors to table rows. Read More »
Managing space between elements
When multiple elements are added to the center or right columns of a page, display problems can result from the default positioning of the element content. A style setting is available to help with this issue. Read More »
E-mail Form Display Options
The E-mail Contact Form custom element has been updated to allow the "featured content" presentation to be applied. By adding script parameters for a background color for the top of the featured block, and an optional label to use as a heading, any form created using this element can use this formatting. Read More »
Content Width and Display Issues
In the new site design, the page layout uses a fixed width.  The previous design had a fluid layout for the center column, and so content of any width could be included without causing display problems (aside from visibility in smaller monitor resolutions).  In the new design, content that exceeds the fixed with in the left, center, or right columns can cause display problems.  This is most pronounced in Internet Explorer 6, where right column content can be displayed below the center column, if the fixed width has been exceeded.  The widths for each column are:

left column: 170px
center column: 420px
right column: 160px

If the right column is not displayed, the content area of the page can use up to 599px of horizontal space.

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