Web Liaisons Meeting, 1 Nov 2007

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The agenda for the first meeting of the Web Liaisons after the establishment of the Office of Web Communications at Idaho State University.

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Web Liaisons Meeting, 1 Nov 2007

  1. 1. Office of Web Communications Idaho State University 1 November 2007 Web Liaisons Meeting
  2. 2. About: Office of Web Communications <ul><li>Formed in late November 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>One director: Graham Garner </li></ul><ul><li>One full-time senior web developer: Laird Duncan </li></ul><ul><li>Three student positions (two filled) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joe Marley </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Derek Aitken </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maintain home page and second-level pages </li></ul><ul><li>Create special sites, such as Rendezvous Complex and Presidential Inauguration </li></ul><ul><li>Establish maintenance agreements </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose and Goals <ul><li>Create consistent design and function of ISU’s web presence </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce branding image of the University </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain best practices at both front and back ends of the site (design view vs. coding) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep dated materials up-to-date </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate broken links and “Under Construction” pages </li></ul><ul><li>Enforce World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and ADA standards for usability </li></ul>
  4. 4. Issues to Address: Compliance <ul><li>SSIs </li></ul><ul><li>Branding </li></ul><ul><li>Templates </li></ul>
  5. 5. Issues to Address: Security <ul><li>Who has access/belongs to publishing groups </li></ul><ul><li>Cease using these directories as storage spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Y-drive exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Deleting web sites </li></ul>
  6. 6. Issues to Address: Server Access <ul><li>Other servers, i.e. Pharmacy, Business, Education, Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Contact information for server administrators </li></ul>
  7. 7. Issues to Address: Web Developers <ul><li>Everyone aware of current standards and efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Web Communications acts as clearinghouse and focal point </li></ul><ul><li>Other web workers need to coordinate with us </li></ul>
  8. 8. Upcoming Issues <ul><li>Search engine replacement </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign timeline (flexible) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Started Oct. 15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Templates by Feb. 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beta site by Spring Break (March 24) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New site goes live (July 1) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exploring events calendar options </li></ul>
  9. 9. Issues You Have Raised <ul><li>Link checker </li></ul><ul><li>Online forms and databases </li></ul><ul><li>Search engine optimization (SEO) </li></ul>

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