Santa Clara University

Web Publishing

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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.


Web Publishing News

Commonspot Upgrade Schedule
We've completed testing of the most recent release for Commonspot, version 4.6 service pack 3, on our development platform. We plan to install this upgrade on the cms and www servers on Wednesday, Feb. 14th, starting at 7am. Read More »
Event Calendar iCalendar Export
The campus event calendar now includes the ability to export event data in iCalendar (ics) format, enabling viewers to import the event data to a wide variety of calendar applications. The ICalendar standard format is supported by Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Lotus Notes, Apple iCal, and others. A notable exception is Groupwise, however. Look for the "ICAL" icon below an event summary or detail display in the SCU Campus Event Calendar. Read More »
Internet Explorer 7 and Tables
If you've upgraded to Internet Explorer 7, you may find that the option to insert or modify tables in the Commonspot rich text editor is not working. This is due to a default setting in Internet Explorer that disables "scriplets". Read More »
Commonspot System Maintenance
Over the next two days, we will be working with the Commonspot database servers, applying a change that will allow for more available memory and improved performance during periods of peak demand. Read More »
The Year in Review
The year-end statistics reflect a significant increase in traffic on the servers. For the year 2006, the site recorded 67,062,191 successful requests for pages. Read More »
Global Navigation in the Base Template
You may notice that the For/About/Find links at the top of each page built with the Commonspot base template is now hidden. From user testing and site feedback, we've determined that this navigation component was not serving its intended purpose. Read More »
Home Page Search Form
The search form on the SCU home page has been modified to include two options: search the SCU web site (using Google) or search for people (using the Campus Directory database). Feedback from site visitors indicated that people and organizations were difficult to find - the original search form included an option to search for people and organizations via a selection menu, but this interface wasn't clearly showing the available options. The search system has also been modified to simplify the display of search results. Read More »
Best Practices in Web Content
Gerry will give you the insights you need to build a website that is highly functional and highly effective.
Thursday, December 7
9:00 a.m. Read More »
Killer Web Content
In this seminar, Gerry McGovern helps you sell more products and deliver better services by publishing high quality, customer-centric content.
Wednesday, December 6
9:00 a.m. Read More »
Rounded Corners
A new formatting option is available for text blocks in Commonspot pages - the "rounded corners" rendering option is described in detail in a Commonspot Step-by-Step guide. Read More »
Looking for help with your Web site?

Send a support request to the SCU Web Publishing team in OMC and Media Services.

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