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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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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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List Formatting Options
Three rendering options are available for the Bulleted List element. The "directory" list option presents list items in a format similar to the top-level navigation pages on the SCU Web site. A more compact version of this rendering option, the "simple" list, is also available. Both of these options allow for custom thumbnail images to replace the standard list item icons. A third option, the "expandable" list, is based on the blog feature design - allowing the item description and link display to be toggled on and off. Read More »
Blog Feature Options
The Blog Feature element has been revised in the new site design. By default, the featured posts are displayed using a styled list, with options to expand/collapse list items to view the blog post text. An option is available to display the featured items using the "directory list" style. Set the custom parameter display=list to apply that change. Read More »
Blog Navigation Element
In the new site design, the blog element doesn't include a navigation menu by default. You can add navigation for Recent Posts, Categories, and Archives to your blog page by displaying the right column and adding the "Blog Navigation" element from the Right Column category in the Element Gallery. Read More »
Transitioning to the new design
Resources are available for SCU Web publishers, and others with an interest in the SCU Web site redesign project, in the Web Publishing site's Design section. Read More »
Commonspot Authoring Server Replacement Plan
The Commonspot authoring server is on schedule to be upgraded on Monday, July 30th. We plan to start this process at around 9am, and hope to have the server upgrade completed by early afternoon. Commonspot authoring access and replication will be disabled while the upgrade is ongoing, and we anticipate having both authoring and replication restored by early afternoon on Monday. Read More »
Web Server Hardware Replacement
The Web servers have been upgraded with new server hardware, and a change to the operating system and server software. This project has been moving through the planning, development, and testing stages over the last several months. The new hardware has significantly enhanced memory, storage, and processing power. Two of the servers being replaced have been in service since 1999. Read More »
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Send a support request to the SCU Web Publishing team in OMC and Media Services.

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