Portfolio: John Spoor Broome Library

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After one full year of meetings, planning, designing and re-organizing content, Web Services is proud to announce the launch of the new John Spoor Broome Library web design.

The new design focuses on emerging web technologies and a more student friendly end user experience. With a cool and refreshing color palate, the site now provides a more pleasant and welcoming web experience. Sprinkled through the site are fun facts and a flickr image feed of images of the library.

Visit http://library.csuci.edu/ to view the site.

Video tutorials for Web Accessibility

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Some new video tutorials about Web Accessibility have been posted on the Web Services Web site. Developed by the Web Services team, the goal of this workshop is to build awareness of concepts surrounding accessibility and to develop the basic skills required to evaluate and repair web pages to make sure that they are accessible.

These videos will serve as a refresher for those who have attended the Web Technology Workshop - Web Accessibility I.

Portfolio: Bracero Exhibit

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Over the past few months, we've had the pleasure of working with the Center for Community Engagement to develop a Web site for a unique exhibit which arrives on campus in August.

We're happy to report the launch of the Bracero Exhibit Web site. The site was built to provide visitors with background information about the exhibit, which is organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and provides historical information, as well as a means to schedule group tours. It's also unique in that it's the first multilingual site we've developed (site is presented in both English and Spanish).

Visit http://www.csuci.edu/bracero-exhibit/ to view the site and get information about the exhibit.

About CI's Google Search

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CSUCI uses Google to provide search of its primary web sites, including www.csuci.edu. Learn more about our Google Search implementation.

We think it works pretty well, how has it been working for you?

Video tutorials for Collage

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Some new video tutorials for Collage have been posted on the Web Services Web site. Developed by the Web Services team, these tutorials provide step-by-step instructions for common tasks in Collage.

For now, they serve as a useful refresher for those who have attended the Web Technology Workshops for Collage and need to brush up. In the near future we hope to expand these video tutorials soon to provide more self-paced training opportunities for Collage.

New blog style

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Thanks to Ryan Garcia, CI's senior Web designer, we have a new template for our blogs.

We're still making tweaks, but hope to release the template for use on official CI blogs soon.

UPDATE 2010-03-04: the new blog style is available for all Blogger blogs. Please contact the CI Web Services team at helpdesk@csuci.edu to request the template and instructions for its use.

Web Style Guide now online

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You may have noticed that in August, the CI logo changed. The logo change is part of a larger project to update the University brand headed by Communication & Marketing.

Web Services has published an updated Web Style Guide to help web designers and content editors create and maintain in alignment with these brand changes. To embrace the use of the Web for communication, the Web Style Guide is published only as a Web page; this will help us keep the guide up-to-date and flexible, not to mention save paper on printing!

(FYI, the brand and identity guide for print materials is forthcoming from Communication & Marketing.)

Let us know if you have any comments or questions.