Monday, March 9, 2015

Resources for our Web Contributors

We recently posted a new how-to guide for web content authoring on our website. This publication includes tips for how to write to online audiences, tone of voice, suggested imagery, layout, how to order content, and more.

We do still have our technical guide with suggestions on how to handle accessibility for the web, create links, best file types, table usage, and more.

Our web content specialist offers weekly Cascade Server training sessions to all of our users. To get more information about these sessions and RSVP, contact Morgan Hammond, mhammond@tarleton.edu.

If you need help with performing routine updates to your website, our staff can assist. Request web updates via our online form and someone in our office will make those updates for you.

We are of course still in the process of preparing for the big responsive conversion of Tarleton's website. At this time only the homepage is converted and published, and we are currently working on building content for our new searchable degree repository. After we complete work on these degree pages, we will move forward with converting the academic departments to the new format, and then the administrative departments. This is a long and intensive process that will be well worth the work to get there. We do appreciate any help faculty and staff can provide in getting us the necessary up-to-date content for these pages and websites.

Lastly, did you know that we have Cascade Server How-To Videos available on our training website? These videos step you through how to perform different functions in Cascade Server, such as logging in, creating links, publishing pages, and more.

If you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to call our office to speak to one of our reps. Our main line is 254-968-1819. You can also email our entire office by sending to www@tarleton.edu. We always have multiple staff on hand to help answer your questions about web updates, Cascade Server, or any other related topic.

-Daphne