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Important Dates

Web@UK
September 10, 1:30-4PM, 106 McVey Hall
Register here

Web Publishers Meetings
SOUTH CAMPUS
Sept. 15, 2008, Monday, 2PM, location TBA
NORTH CAMPUS
Sept. 26, 2008, Tuesday, 2PM, location TBA

 

UPDATES

Web Resources:
KillerSites.com – tutorials for Dreamweaver CS3, Flash CS3, PHP and more (most are free)
HTMLgoodies.com – beginner coding (non-technical introduction)
Digital Media Artists Group –Lexington's only Macromedia and Adobe Authorized Users Group (you can attend local monthly meetings)

Conferences:
Web 2.0 University – Sept. 23-24 at the Northern Kentucky University METS Center in Erlanger, Ky. -  http://imi.nku.edu/news_events/events/ 
The Web Design and Developer Conference (Adobe) – Oct. 13-15 in Orlando - www.mogo-media.com/conferences/the-web-design-conference/2008/orlando/
Web Builder 2.0 – Oct. 13-15 in Las Vegas - http://webbuilderconference.com/2008/
User Experience Conference – Nov. 2-7 in Chicago - https://www.nngroup.com/events/chicago/
The Future of Web Design – Nov. 3-4 in New York - http://futureofwebdesign.com/


VIRTUAL SERVER: WHAT AND WHY

by Karl Lawrence

A virtual server is a method of partitioning a physical server computer into multiple servers so that each server has the appearance and capabilities of running on its own dedicated machine.

Okay, so what does that mean? Basically;

But, as with all things, there are downsides;

So to wrap things up, if you are looking for a dedicated server, but at a lower cost, a virtual server may be right for you.


SITE REVIEW

Office of International Affairs www.uky.edu/IntlAffairs/


Notes from Campus

Who is linked to me?

When you move or change the name of a site or page as a courtesy you may want to notify those who are linked to the site or page. UK's Google Search Engine can provide that information to you.

In the Search window type "link:www.uky.edu/YourUrl/" (without quotation or spaces) and click Search. A list of every page at UK that is linked to the site or page will appear, including your own.

After sifting through your pages you'll have a general idea of how many webmasters should be contacted about the change. If the list is extensive it's recommended that you post the old and new URL to the WEBPUBS-L listserv, which reaches over 220 UK colleagues.

After a month or so, it's a good idea to run the link search again to see if everyone has gotten the message. If not, the list should be noticeably shorter allowing you to send emails to specific webmasters.

The UK Providers page also has instructions on how to redirect viewers from your old site to the new one.