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Sylvia Nicosia
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  • Farmingdale, NY
  • United States
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Open Source for an online campus directory anyone?

Anyone has implemented an online directory for faculty and staff that is open source?  I have played with Corendal and Corvalis but would like to know if anyone has a better…Continue

Started Sep 12, 2011

Searching for a Calendar Facilities Management System

Our college is researching for an effective calendar/facility management system for events (internal and external) and facility booking (not necessarily academic).  We have looked three companies so…Continue

Started Apr 1, 2011

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Sylvia Nicosia replied to Mark Greenfield's discussion The UWEBD Social Network Will Live On
"Great news!"
Feb 6, 2017
Sylvia Nicosia commented on Michelle Cryan's group SUNY
"Our college started by incorporating the blue used by SUNY: Farmingdale State College"
Nov 4, 2011
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SUNY

For SUNY-related conversations. State University of New York web peeps should join. Others are welcome.
Nov 4, 2011
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Open Source for an online campus directory anyone?

Anyone has implemented an online directory for faculty and staff that is open source?  I have played with Corendal and Corvalis but would like to know if anyone has a better suggestion? Thanks, Sylvia NicosiaWeb Manager / Alumni AssociateFarmingdale State CollegeSee More
Sep 12, 2011
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Usability

A group for those interested in usability principles, practices, and testing.
Apr 1, 2011
Sylvia Nicosia posted a discussion

Calendar Facilities Management System Recommendation

Our college is researching for an effective calendar/facility management system for events (internal and external) and facility booking (not necessarily academic).  We have looked three companies so far: Active Data, Ungerboeck's Event Management Software, and Events Management Systems, but we would like to hear what other…See More
Apr 1, 2011
Sylvia Nicosia replied to Sylvia Nicosia's discussion Advice for re-design in the group OmniUpdate
"It helps greatly, thank you.  Then all I have to do is call the CSS file from the .shtml page for the nav file.  This can also help with reusing the leftnav tag where  'nav'  is included with different navs like…"
Mar 14, 2011
Justin Gatewood replied to Sylvia Nicosia's discussion Advice for re-design in the group OmniUpdate
"I have the include files setup as divs within the stylesheet.   Example, the leftnav include in our stylesheet is the "nav" attribute in CSS, so the include file itself is the opening <div id="nav"> including…"
Mar 14, 2011
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Calendars

Discuss event calendars and calendaring - identify products, solutions, and needs
Mar 8, 2011
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CMS

Content Management System
Mar 8, 2011
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Custom CMS

Share your experiences in developing and implementing a custom CMS at your institution.
Mar 8, 2011
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Mar 4, 2011
Sylvia Nicosia replied to Sylvia Nicosia's discussion Advice for re-design in the group OmniUpdate
"So far the include files we have on all templates are the header and footer, and eventually a left side nav.  For the include files, is it any preference to just have the information in plain text, or have it…"
Mar 4, 2011
Justin Gatewood replied to Sylvia Nicosia's discussion Advice for re-design in the group OmniUpdate
"The templates I have I setup myself (just using the layout I had put together, and inserting the include calls where necessary for repeatable content sections).   Setting up templates was surprisingly simple.   I had held off for a few…"
Mar 4, 2011
Sylvia Nicosia replied to Sylvia Nicosia's discussion Advice for re-design in the group OmniUpdate
"Thank you Justin, I really appreciate it.  This is very useful information because it points us to the right direction.  Once you get the template from OU, you do this to call whatever file you want to include on your page.  We…"
Feb 10, 2011
Justin Gatewood replied to Sylvia Nicosia's discussion Advice for re-design in the group OmniUpdate
"I've got OU templates setup with include files (using SSI and the .shtml extension on my pages).   I used the <!--#include virtual="<include-filename-here>" --> statement to pull in my include files in the XHTML…"
Feb 9, 2011

Profile Information

Employer?
Farmingdale State College
Website:
http://www.farmingdale.edu/
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
Programming, database admin, web developer.
What CMS are you using?
Will be using OU Campus
What department or office are you in?
Institutional Advancement
Primary Job Responsibility
Alumni/Web Manager
Number of students at your institution
Approx 7,000 current students.

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Front End Web Developer, with Option for Flexible Work Arrangement, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is looking for a talented front-end web developer to join our growing team in the Marketing and Communications Division. This position offers the possibility of a flexible work arrangement with candidates being able to telecommute up to 3 days a week.The front-end Web Developer works to support and enhance the IUP website and other digital properties and communications. Using CSS, HTML, scripting languages, and other tools the web developer is responsible for…See More
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Thoughts on "part-time work from home" for a web developer?

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"Congrats to Robin Oliver of Western Carolina University for being named the 2018 AMA Higher Education Marketer of the Year! "
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"There is a simple way to advise content contributors about writing content for your school’s website: “Go with the Flow.”"
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The .app domain

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