Our team spent the past few months preparing for the upgrade to CQ 5.4. A lot of the upgrade will result in behind-the-scene changes to the CMS; however, we wanted to outline it for you. Timeline To complete the 5.4 upgrade, we must bring the authoring environment down for a short period of time. CQ […]
If you’re comfortable with HTML and want an easy way to add the Facebook “Like” button to your page, Facebook makes this easy for you with plugins. In CQ5, there’s a component available to custom migrations called “script” which makes this plugin available to use in your site.
Recently, and the timing here is purely coincidental, we’ve been ranked “Average” in a Web Accessibility study done by Illinois University. I know we can do better than Average. Read more about the study here. On the development side of the CMS, we take web accessibility very seriously. Because you know, it’s the law and […]
How to Test for usability These are direct solutions from the Federal 508 standard, so make your website 508 compliant. (a) Alt Text on non-text page elements. If your image has text on it, your alt text needs to say everything that your image says. If you use special non-web-friendly fonts for logos, and you’ve […]
We’ve received some great feedback lately about the OU Campus Calendar and wanted to share what has come out of this: advanced search features! This little box you see underneath the calendar grid highlights our recent phase of calendar development and will hopefully prove extremely useful while searching and browsing for events.
Tulsa.ou.edu has officially gone live in CQ5 and is now ou.edu/tulsa. After a long migration and lots of hard work, this marks the largest migration of a single site into the CMS to date. In other words – it’s kinda a big deal. We started discussions with the Tulsa IT and Public Affairs teams in […]
Want to be a part of these kinds of projects? Work with these guys? We’re currently looking for a software developer to join our team! Apply here. OU Web Communications, Marketing and New Media is seeking an experienced web developer to be part of a small team that creates components for the University’s website. This […]
OU introduces new Social Media feed component.
As many of you may have already noticed, the University campus map underwent a major overhaul for this fall semester, introducing a new interface and adding several new features to improve the overall user experience. A lot of hard work went into making this possible, but it started with a single question; “how can we […]
Web accessibility is important. Besides the fact that it is a federal requirement, you never want to limit your audience. Taking the proper steps to ensure that you do not exclude anyone with a disability from being able to access your website would be the difference between a success and a failure.