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Web Editor Meetings

K-State Web Editor Meetings are the first Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to noon. 

November 1, 2018, 123 Leadership Studies Building

Improving Your Website. Stratigic steps you can take today to move traffic to your website and make the site more useable.  

The Web Editors' Meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. November 1, 2018  in Leadership Studies room 123. 

Previous meetings

Sept. 13, 2018, 123 Leadership Studies Building  Localist web event calendar demo.

The first Web Editors' Meeting of the academic year was 11:30 a.m. September 13, in Leadership Studies room 123. Please note this was an exception to our usual date of the first Thursday of the month. 

Garrett Pennington demonstrated and discuseds our plans for the new Localist event calendar system. This Pulse replacement will be deployed this fall.

Can't make it in person? Join via Zoom: 
https://ksu.zoom.us/j/7855324905

Campus web updates

May 3, 2018, 11 a.m., 126 Leadership Studies Building

This month's meeting will have three quick topics.

First, we are switching search engines. Since 2008, search results on K-State webpages have been produced by a Google Search Appliance.  Google has dropped that product, and we will switch to using a Google Custom Search Engine.  The result for our users will be similar, but not identical.

Second, the switch of all K-State websites to HTTPS is expected soon after the semester ends.

Finally, OmniUpdate hasn't been standing still.  There is a new Global Search facility now available.  New features and a user interface refresh are expected late summer or early fall.

Come learn more about these topics.

Accessibility and the web

March 1, 2018, 11 a.m., 126 Leadership Studies Building

This month's meeting will cover accessibility.

February 1, 2018, 11 a.m., 126 Leadership Studies Building

  • Campus map refresh
  • Major/program and other keyword searches
  • Upcoming Google Analytics update
  • Recent form spam incident
  • Priorities for 2018
  • What would you like to hear about in 2018?
HTTPS transition

December 7, 2017, 11 a.m., 209 K-State Student Union

Updates on the university activities related to the HTTPS transition.

November 2, 2017 11:00 am (canceled)

October 5, 2017 11:00 a.m. (Postponed)

What's new on the web

September 7, 2017, 11 a.m., 207 K-State Student Union

Join the Web Editors Meeting from 11 a.m. to noon in 207 K-State Student Union for updates on the university activities related to the web during this semester.

Localist web event calendar preview

May 4, 2017, 123 Leadership Studies Building

See a preview of the new web event calendar system we'll be switching to this summer.

Introduction into copyright advice for website building or marketing

April 6, 2017, 11 a.m., 123 Leadership Studies Building

Join the Web Editors Meeting from 11 a.m. to noon in 123 Leadership Studies for an introduction into copyright advice for website building or marketing, including tools to help save you time and resources.

Introduction to Gadgets

March 2, 2017, 11 a.m., 123 Leadership Studies Building

Join the Web Editors Meeting from 11 a.m. to noon in 123 Leadership Studies for an introduction to the Content Management System's Gadget feature.

Available gadgets provide additional functionality or streamlined access to funtionality within the system. Examples include bookmarks, notes and request help.

Preview K-State's updated home page

February 2 , 2017, 11 a.m., 206 K-State Student Union

Join the Web Editors Meeting from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 2, in 206 K-State Student Union for a preview of an updated K-State home page.

Writing for the Web, What's your attention span?

December 1 , 2016, 11 a.m., 207 K-State Student Union

Topic "Writing for the Web, What's your attention span?" by Ashley Martin, Division of Communications and Marketing Marketing Director, will speak from 11 a.m. to noon in the K-State Student Union Rm 207 about effective visual and written communications for short attention spans.

Hope to see you all there. 

Best practices for using the university event calendar

November 3, 2016, 11 a.m., 209 K-State Student Union

This meeting discussed best practices for using the university event calendar, Pulse, to post department's events. A screencast (mp4) of the presentation is available. However, the first 10 minutes of overview is not included. Here are the presentation notes (pdf).

How to prevent and fix broken links

October 6, 2016, 11 a.m., 227 K-State Student Union

The first Web Editor meeting of the academic year will discuss how to prevent and fix broken links. The first line of defense is Dependency Manager, a feature of OmniUpdate that keeps track of links between pages, even across sites. Using this information, OmniUpdate can fix links as pages are moved and renamed. Come learn how this feature works and what its limitations are.

Redirects are the second line of defense, and we will demonstrate how to add redirects using OmniUpdate.

New features from OmniUpdate

May 6, 2016, 11 a.m. 207 K-State Student Union

Topic: OmniUpdate new features.

Tour the new campus map

April 7, 11 a.m. 207 K-State Student Union

Topic: The new campus map.

Accessibility for the Web

March 3, 2016

Presentation: Accessibility for the Web