Several years ago we did a survey of what content management systems were in use across campus. After several years of change in this space we thought it would be good to see what those numbers look like now.
A trend of consolidation stands out. Through self selection, the majority of us are naturally aligning around Cascade and WordPress. Most of those who have not made that migration are considering it. The exception is Provost IT, which is firmly tied to Kentico.
Bush School – moving into Cascade
College of Architecture
College of Engineering – moving from Umbraco to Cascade
College of Geosciences
Health Science Center
Division of Marketing & Communications
Tarleton State University – for the entire university
Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Department of Entomology
College of Dentistry – for news site
College of Education – moving from Drupal to WordPress
College of Engineering – for some smaller sites
College of Science
Department of Statistics
College of Veterinary Medicine – moving from Umbraco to WordPress
Health Science Center
Mays Business School
Division of Marketing & Communications – for news site
Public Policy Research Institute
TEEX – will soon begin using for microsites
Education – but actively moving to WordPress
College of Engineering – but actively moving to Cascade
College of Veterinary Medicine – but actively moving to WordPress
Finance & Administration – but considering moving to Cascade or some other platform
College of Education – but actively moving to WordPress
Transportation Services -but considering moving to Cascade or some other platform
2017 Texas A&M University System Technology Summit Moody Gardens Convention Center, Galveston, TX February 20-22
The Texas A&M University System Technology Summit is the place technology experts come to learn from the best, exchange ideas on common challenges and spend time together. Professionals have the rare chance to blend technical learning across a wide range of subjects. Tech Summit offers sessions to help you master your daily work, while enjoying a taste of island time. This year’s web track is full of valuable sessions:
Equidox by Onix treats you to hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary first drink. Join the Texas A&M GoWeb group and end your day in a casual setting. Network with web professionals and discuss everything web, from the latest trends on analytics, accessibility and branding to recent successes and challenges.
The article above lists instructions for Chrome 32. As of this writing, Chrome 34 is available. The instructions on accessing the Emulation View are a little, but not substantially, different now.
For Macintosh, click on View > Developer > Developer Tools (CMD+OPT+I). Click into the developer console and press Escape. Select Emulation from the view window, and select the device you would like to emulate.
For Windows, click on Menu > Tools > Developer Tools (CTRL+SHIFT+I).?Click into the developer console and press Escape. Select Emulation from the view window, and select the device you would like to emulate.
Also, here is a link to the PDF version of our presentation to download and review.
We have tried everything to tame the elusive HTML layouts. We began with tables, then divs using CSS floats and even changing the display property but nothing was easy without a number of hacks and feats of magic.
Now entering, Flexbox! The flexbox module is a collection of wonderful new CSS properties that?I’ve been excited about since I came across it on www.css-tricks.com?and?even more so, when I attended a workshop at the WebVisionEvents conference in May. It is the true layout module in CSS without a framework.
The speakers, Laura Root and Xavier Porter, graphic designers with Texas A&M Information Technology, provide insights on how the design process fits into the new responsive website paradigm. Key takeaways include how to integrate RWD into your team process, the importance of wireframes, and helpful tools and resources for designers and developers.
Join the Texas A&M Mobile Team for an on-campus presentation, “Best of both worlds: How to think like a designer, work like a developer.” Gain insights from two designers with different backgrounds and approaches who embraced mobile-first design. Learn how the design process fits into the new responsive website paradigm.
When: Wednesday, June 5, 3:00 ? 4:00 p.m. (Q&A follows the presentation) Where: Rudder 601 Speakers: Laura Root and Xavier Porter, graphic designers with Texas A&M Information Technology
Who should attend: Experienced and novice designers, developers and communicators. Anyone who wants to learn more about going mobile.
Takeaways: How to integrate RWD into your team process. The importance of wireframes. Helpful tools and resources for designers and developers.
This article from Webdesigner Depot makes some very good points regarding how content is handled in a responsive, mobile-first web design. One of the key ideas are that websites no longer consist of “pages,” but instead consist of a series of object that are assembled into a page. The article is primarily focused on WordPress, but the concept is transferable to most any CMS you want to use.