Important Dates

Web@UK - (tentative) January 18, Thursday, 1:30-4PM, 106 McVey Hall
Register here

Web Publishers Meetings
Combined Meeting (both groups)
SOUTH CAMPUS - Feb. 19, Monday, 2PM, location TBA
NORTH CAMPUS - Feb. 20, Tuesday, 2PM, location TBA

 

 

 

 

Updates

NetMechanic Webmaster Tips Library - www.netmechanic.com/news/webmaster-resources.shtml
JAWS for Windows Demo Download - www.freedomscientific.com/fs_downloads/jaws.asp
Dreamweaver 8 CSS & Accessibility Online Presentation - www.adobe.com/resources/accessibility/dw8/
Microsoft VISTA Rollout Estimation Comments (ComputerWorld audio - www.computerworld.com/blogs/node/4168?source=NLT_MSFT&nlid=74 )

Web Policy Review

Design Formats (IV.A.1.C.)

Primary units must develop a design format for layout and navigation of their pages which conforms to the standards of the University.  As University Public Relations is responsible for the overall appearance and usability of the University Web presence, the design format must be on file with University Public Relations.  Each design format must be accompanied by a project plan specifying dates when it will be adopted and criteria for which pages are or are not covered (e.g., all pages within five links of the home page).

A primary unit may require the use of a common format across all of its units. Alternatively, a primary unit may permit the development by subordinate units of distinct formats which conform with University standards and any additional standards set forward by that primary unit. Such permissions may cascade down for several levels. Units that do not establish a format must use the format of the nearest organizationally superior unit that does have a format. University Public Relations will maintain a universal design format which must be used when no other format applies.

Please see the Web Policy for further details


Notes from Campus

UK Nav Bar Search Problem

A recent discovery by Robert Fehr in the College of Agriculture has led to a correction in what criteria the Search window of the two newer UK Nav Bars uses.

Previously (and for no apparent good reason), the search was limited to only the www.uky.edu server and was not searching www.ca.uky.edu and other servers.

Corrections have now been made and should be reflected seamlessly for anyone using the proper coding available at UK Navigation: nav_css and the text version. Anyone who has simply copied and pasted the UK nav bar from an existing page will not have the correction and will need to replace their current code with one from the UK Web Publishers site.

Also, those restricting UK's Google Search Engine to only search their own sites should make sure the text inside or beside the window says the search is for a particular site. For example, "Search on College of Agriculture web site."