"Hi Tyrel, Did you find the Web CMS Report from CMS Watch valuable? I see the 2010 version is available this week and we are considering purchasing it. (Did it provide information that you did not know or were not able to find yourself?)"
"We just had an Acquia Drupal demonstration ... and I have to say not impressed. A LOT of internal development would be required ... they don't provide any theme development or data migration assistance - you're supposed hire on of their…"
Hey all,It's Tyrel Jennings from Memorial University of Newfoundland again. Thanks for all the feedback on my initial thread about our CMS search. Many of the responses were very useful.We have continued our CMS search and are have almost come to an official recommendation for the school. However, other university executives outside of the search are still pushing Documentum as the CMS we should choose (we have previously written off Documentum some time ago in our search). Apparently, some…See More
"I think Drupal 7 will address many of the "confusing" interface problems. Of all the CMS I've looked at it is the most versatile although there is a learning curve. You might want to view this video to see what is coming soon.…"
"Tyrel, Basically Cascade Server does what we need, for the most part. I like the consistency we've achieved through dynamically-generated breadcrumbs, navigation, etc. and our relationship with the HH folks.
I think it will work fine for you…"
"Thanks for this reply. Cascade Server has been one of the ones we have been most interested in. We were aware of its high costs but not particularly aware of its steep learning curve for developers. We are in the process of setting up some trial…"
Southern Wesleyan University went down this road nearly two years ago. The site was a combination of Dreamweaver/Contribute-maintained sections along with some custom database-driven php applications for keeping directories and a mixture of…"
"Oh, also I'll be doing a vendor independent talk about this at Eduweb in Chicago on the Tuesday (21st) called: Running an Efficient HE Web Content Management Evaluation Process
Running a procurement and evaluation process for a Web…"
"We looked at Typo but we were concerned with having to learn the TypoScript language. We are concerned with buying a product that would 'trap us in', or having to become too reliant on the product and making it difficult to switch to…"
"We briefly looked at PaperThin but we were concerned with the ColdFusion aspect of it. Not many of our developers are well experienced with ColdFusion and the ones that are don't really like it. I think we are looking for something more PHP or…"
"Here at Ohio University, we use CommonSpot by PaperThin. Out of the box, it gives you tremendous capabilities. What is great for us, is that we can build custom elements to integrate into it. It's runs in ColdFusion and works with Oracle, SQL…"
"We have been reviewing Drupal as well and got a similar impression. Drupal seemed like it would require alot of internal development. We are looking for something a little more out-of-the-box. We are hoping that Acquia's version of Drupal is…"
Hi Tyrel, Did you find the Web CMS Report from CMS Watch valuable? I see the 2010 version is available this week and we are considering purchasing it. (Did it provide information that you did not know or were not able to find yourself?)
Tyrel, Basically Cascade Server does what we need, for the most part. I like the consistency we've achieved through dynamically-generated breadcrumbs, navigation, etc. and our relationship with the HH folks.
I think it will work fine for you once you can wrap your head around the way the system is constructed, and how to do the configurations. There's a lot of upfront configuration when adding a section to the site, but configuration sets make maintaining a site, once established, a fairly simple matter.
I was hoping someone here has recently gone through the process of removing ads from the end of their YouTube videos. I am having a heck of a time figuring out how to do it, especially as YouTube has made some changes over the past year and most schools I have spoken with had established this before these changes went into effect.Last I checked we are a "partner" with YouTube which allowed us to post longer videos and whatnot. The articles I'm ready seem to suggest that I have to monetize my…See More
This may, or may not be a long shot, I returned to higher ed web management in January. One of the joys I have inherited is refining the UX for our student services portal. While I am a long time php abuser, I have less experience with .net based applications...are there people out there who are dealing with same? Does anyone want to trade experiences/answer occasional questions?Thanks,Ken PooleyWebmaster Southern Maine Community Collegehttp://www.SmccME.eduSee More
The Marketing Communications group in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT) is looking for an enthusiastic, talented full-time User Experience Consultant (Project Position) to join our team.Your roleWe need someone who is driven–dare we say obsessed–to understand and define the challenges our users face and the types of experiences that will be most user-friendly and effective for them. Help us understand, translate, and communicate users’…See More
Web Specialist / Designer at Syracuse UniversityApply at: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/53226The role of a web specialist is to facilitate the use of web-based technologies to support divisional goals and enhance communications.Responsibilities Include:Focus web communications throughout the Division to provide a consistency of design, brand and message.Provide guidance and leadership to the Division in all areas of web…See More
"Thanks very much for the update, Dan. I had a look at your RFP a while ago and wondered how your search went. I hope to be able to contacted you off-list at some point for a few specifics as we're looking to do something similar.
Hi All,When you search for Union College in Google (https://www.google.com/#q=union+college) you get a little synopsis of the college in the right hand bar. The logo they are pulling is actually the college seal from a third party site. Does anyone have any tips on how to influence Google to pull a specific logo from our site (preferably of our choosing).-David See More
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