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.
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:
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?
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.
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