Content Management System
There are some things that web authors can do to prepare for the CMS conversion:
- Determine what content should be moved to the CMS and what content can be archived (to CD/DVD or hard drive) or purged.
- What information is important to your visitors?
- What content is vital to the department's mission?
Note: ALL departments will display the official departmental mission statement on the website.
- Check content:
- Fix all dead links.
- Ensure content is complete, accurate, and current.
- Move all faculty web pages to the http://faculty.winthrop.edu server.
- Think about what graphical elements might strengthen site content:
- Custom buttons (View buttons currently available.)
- Remove all unnecessary graphics from the FrontPage/Expression site.
Rule of thumb: If the graphic does not add value, it should be deleted.
- Round the corners on photos that will be moved to the CMS.
- Remove all unnecessary tables.
Important: All tables used for layout alone are NOT needed and should be deleted!
- Rename ALL files with spaces in the names.
Example: File name.pdf should be changed to file-name.pdf OR filename.pdf OR FileName.pdf
- Convert all Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files to Adobe PDF files.
Note: Contact the Help Desk if Adobe installation is needed on a computer.
- Ensure that Winthrop rules are followed for all links:
- If the link is going to a Winthrop page (on the FrontPage/Expression or CMS server), then you do NOT need to spawn a new window.
- If the link is going to a non-Winthrop page (i.e. third party site), then you DO need to spawn a new window.
- Typically, if the PDF is a fill-in-able form, spawn a new window. If it is for information purposes only, then do not spawn a new window. Each situation is unique and ultimately determined by the web developer & author.
- Back up FrontPage/Expression web files that need to be saved.
Last update: 05/01/12