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University of Northern Colorado Map

The new version of the University of Northern Colorado’s Map has launched! It includes many improvements over the previous version that I developed in 2008. We commissioned Map Formation to design an illustrated drawing of the campus that could be overlayed on top of Google Maps or OpenStreetMap. Using the Adobe Illustrator file they provided, I […]

By |August 16th, 2018|OmniUpdate, Web Development|0 Comments

Checkin Gadget V1

About two years ago I wrote a gadget that would check in files across all sites in OU Campus. We have been using it since then and it has worked great! Recently, however, we started using workflow and noticed that the gadget would check back in files that are under workflow, scheduled or set to […]

By |April 27th, 2018|OmniUpdate, Open Source, OU Gadget|0 Comments

OU Campus XSL Development for Production and Testing using GIT

At the 2018 OU Conference in Anaheim California, I mentioned that I am using GIT to push XSL changes to both a testing and development XSL locations. Some folks expressed interest in this setup and wanted to know more about it. This post will hopefully answer some questions and help you determine what setup will work […]

By |April 3rd, 2018|OmniUpdate|0 Comments

Tackling Quality Control with XSL

Resources, slides, and code from my session about quality control with XSL at the 2018 OmniUpdate User Training Conference!

By |March 27th, 2018|OmniUpdate, Presentations|0 Comments

Encouraging Users to Add Meta Description

How can I encourage/remind content authors to add meta descriptions to their web pages?

By |October 12th, 2017|OmniUpdate, Quality Control|0 Comments

OU Campus and Alexa Integration

At the 2017 OmniUpdate Training Conference Hackathon a group created an application that would connect Amazon’s Alexa with OU Campus. The application right now will return the number of files a user checks out and will check them back in.

By |April 10th, 2017|Alexa Integration, OmniUpdate, Open Source|0 Comments

Pulling in Content With OU Tags & Data Files Presentation

Slides, resources and notes from my presentation at the 2017 OU Campus User Conference in San Diego.

By |April 3rd, 2017|OmniUpdate, Presentations|0 Comments

Add Google Event Tracking to Links in OU Campus

The University of Northern Colorado has recently embraced all things analytics and as part of that we had a need to add event tracking code to buttons. The best use of this is when a pdf or document needs to be tracked. Since that content can’t have the analytics code, the link to it can […]

By |February 8th, 2017|OmniUpdate, Open Source, OU Gadget|0 Comments

Removing Extensions with XSL to create SEO Friendly URLs

Using a server rewrite, a url such as http://example.org/jesse could read from http://example.org/jesse.php. However, in the content management system the link would go to the .php version. How can the URL be rewritten from:

<a href=”http://example.org/jesse.php”>Jesse</a>

to:

<a href=”http://example.org/jesse”>Jesse</a>

Another use case might be that /index.html should be replaced with /. This variation is explained towards the bottom.
Step 1: […]

By |December 5th, 2016|OmniUpdate|0 Comments

Inserting Icons into OU Campus

Our web authors love icons and for the longest time they inserted them as icons that they found from google searches. Our designer would design custom icons for sites and they would be converted to svgs and placed in the page. Both of these solutions worked but were clunky. Luckily, icon fonts and icon sets have […]

By |July 18th, 2016|OmniUpdate, Open Source, OU Gadget|0 Comments