This will be a short post but hopefully useful for someone running Plone. First a bit of background. We have a custom content type we use for what we call a ‘Portal’. Basically it’s inherits from an ATFolder and has a few extra fields. It also has a custom viewlet that is registered specifically for it’s interface.
In collaboration with the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, we are now providing local weather data on the UW home page. Two standout features: The temperature is taken directly from the Atmospheric Sciences building rooftop, and an in-depth Seattle/UW forecast is available by clicking the weather tab (top right, just above the search box).
Here is a quick and dirty way to enable rolling dates on the UW Events Calendar. By default there are several date range options to choose from, however the best option to grab the next few weeks of events is the end of month option. The downside, of course, is on the last week or last day of the month, there are no or a limited amount of future events.
If you are using the code, we’re pleased to announce our first set of updates: updates that are mostly content-oriented, but a few XHTML and CSS validation fixes as well.
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!