"I'm curious to this as well. I've used BuddyPress but found it to be extremely limiting in the ability to control user access and other essential functions and the ability to easily integrate it with other themes and plugins. On the flip…"
"You're right in that free is not really free. The major trade-off when going FOSS for your CMS is going to be support. Simply put, you will have to have an expert in the chosen system on staff.
In our school we are very…"
"We've been using it since the beginning of last year. While it has served us fairly well we will probably switch away from it in the long term. Major upgrades are too much of a headache and not far off of switching to another CMS entirely. That…"
"We're using Wordpress with multi-site installed for that very purpose. Each blog can have separate users, plugins, templates, etc all with only a single code-base which keeps the maintenance down.
We also use Drupal for our main site,…"
"This would, of course, depend on your definition of enterprise. In higher-ed websites I am assuming their definition of enterprise includes the ability of the application to scale in order to accommodate high load as well as the ability to manage…"
"Out of all the OSS CMS applications Drupal is the only that really is enterprise ready (DotCMS may be argued to be the same but it seems to be shifting away from open-source rather quickly).
While we haven't used it university wide…"
"Our campus currently has the chancellor's office funding the servers for their switch to a content management system. They originally sent out requests to each department for money, but when that failed there was no one else who could afford it."
"Our main departmental site has about 1000 unique visitors a day. We self host and use MaxCDN for serving static files. Since we've started we've watched our load times go from as high as 45 seconds for first load down to around 5. I doubt…"
"I'll echo the words of others here that you need to be able to write content as well as code to stand out. In addition, I'll add that you need to develop your portfolio as in an industry such as this it will mean far more to you than your…"
"Interesting points Sir! We had this talk during our redesign last year but in the end it was a moot point as the guidelines for it were past down from campus central as well as a requirement for a page last updated date. (Our campus requirements…"
"We use Adobe Connect for all of our mixed media webinars and presentations, whether they are run purely online or with a live audience as well. We love it, it's an amazing product and so worth our investment (we went with the enterprise license…"
"I thought I'd follow up on my own post here, and share the solution we came up with:
After playing a bit with Google Hangouts and Skype screen-sharing, we decided on an alternative approach: A presentation 'sandwich'... We'll…"
"Your use of color is great. Especially on this page https://www3.tech.purdue.edu/degrees. I'm curious to know the logic of the background color for the degree programs. At first I assumed it was alpha but that didn't hold.
Sad to hear that the University of Michigan list is closing today. Terry Calhoun has done a wonderful job over the many years I've been on the list and it has been an excellent resource for my team.Thank you Terry and University of Michigan! And thank you for a job well done.See More
The measurement of success is based on the reason for the change of CMS in the first place. Is the CMS upgrade part of an overall redesign and updated information architecture? Or is it a stand alone project? Are you moving from having no…"
A former intern and I will be doing a conference session on 'Getting Started in Chinese Social Media' at #PSEWEB in Vancouver on June 25th. We'll be presenting from London Ontario, using a mix of slides, video, and screen-shared web browsing. We plan to use a single connection with a mic and webcam here in London, and another laptop with a projector and audio in the conference room in Vancouver.Technologies we've considered using are Google Hangouts, Skype, and OBS (…See More
I just took a quick look - from a prospective student point of view. The first thing I want to know about is your degrees, so I hit that link under "Prospective students." I saw that the first degree listed says it's…"
Greetings,We are in redesign mode for several sites, including the University of Minnesota home site. We've determined this would be a good time reevaluate the standard web header and footer that we require for all UofM websites. The issue is how.We've made decisions in the past about what links go in the header and footer based on what kinds of items are globally useful. Simple enough. But...we will also be launching a new…See More
"Haven't had a chance to dig into dunked yet. Waiting till things die down after Commencement. Looks promising from the marketing materials but requires a real account to fully understand it. Thanks for the tip."
I am wondering what techniques or programs out there I could use to complete the following steps:1. Take video files (.mpg, .mov, .wmv, etc.) and break them apart into their individual frames. I assume .jpg files with little/no lossy compression being applied (98-100% quality).2. Take said individuals frames/.jpgs and "recompile" them back into .mpg, .mov, .wmv, etc.My thought/theory is that if I can get each frame into an individual image, then optimize the HECK out of the image without…See More
We are in the initial stages of project planning for a web CMS implementation in FY2014. As we begin to develop our project planning documentation, we are somewhat struggling to come up with meaningful, measurable metrics for determining success of our project. So far, we are considering measuring: 1) the percentage of trained content managers that are "actively" using the system once implemented, and 2) the percentage of trained content managers who are "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with…See More
I took a look at that site tonight. Here's a couple thoughts:
1. Bottom nav is very text heavy. Lots and lots of words. I understand why you need all those links/options...but it just is in such stark contrast with…"