I’m in the depth of dealing with the rss portlet that ships in the plone.app.portlets package. Which, for those of you paying attention, is the one that ships with Plone by default. So I was noticing several feeds that were causing the portlet to either fail outright, or just not display anything useful.
In an earlier post (before launch) we mentioned that the popular MyUW link was in three places and pointed them out. But some site visitors said they still couldn’t find it and asked for it to be in the audience-based “dropdown” menus for students and faculty/staff. OK, we added it. Can you find it now? For good measure, we also added a link to Alpine!
he new UW home page has been live for two full weekdays now, and about 200 of you have taken the time to share your thoughts. Some of you love it, some hate it. We’ve read every word you’ve shared — or YELLED. And we have already made some adjustments in response.
We know you’ll want to explore the site to see what’s new, but here’s a little cheat sheet to guide you through some of the changes…
Wondering where the My UW link will be on the new home page? Check this out!…
The UW soon will launch a redesigned home page that features stronger audience-focused navigation, new interactivity, social networking options and many more opportunities to explore what the university has to offer. We’re in the final stages of dotting i’s and crossing t’s. We’ll announce the launch date here and on the current home page, so check back often!
You’ll want to click on this image (twice) to see two basic navigation scenarios. The “thin strip” at the top has links to some of our most popular destinations and/or features: UW Home | Directories | Calendar | Maps | My UW
It’s Friday and it’s been an eternity since my last post, so I’m going to take a break and describe my experience developing for Plone using PIDA. First off I use vim for my primary editor. Yes, I know I’m using an editor that refuses to accept the whole idea of a mouse, but I kinda like it that way. Anyway this is not a discussion of why I’m using vim, I can save that for another post.
We are introducing new audience-focused navigation toward the top of the page, calling out some of the most used and/or popular links. This navigation will initially appear on just the UW’s top-level pages that are part of Phase 1 of the redesign project.
In addition to the redesigned home page, we will be introducing five new “portal” pages that cast a spotlight on Education, Sustainability, Healthy Lives, Global Citizens and Innovation. They will showcase ways in which the UW excels in these areas. The content will refresh over time, and UW communicators across campus will help select what is showcased.