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December 2014 WebDev Meeting

Aloha DeWDs!

We will be meeting in Robinson Hall Rm 105 on Dec 17, 2014 at 10:00am for our next WebDev meeting.

Topics of this months meeting are:


– The standards for adding a search (or not)
– standards/options for adding links to a header (My UD, maps, People) etc. (or not)
– departmental system (CPA has this started for discussion purposes)


– Is ArcGIS the map standard for UD because it is the academic license and integrated in several  scholarly applications?
– Can a base layer be maintained so that units desiring to work out of Google API can be working from a standard?
– There are many vendors who work from Google API.

See you there!


October 2014 WebDev Meeting

We will be meeting in a conference room at OCM on Oct 15, 2014 at 10:00am.

Instructions on how to get there are:

“We’re at 105 E. Main St. (corner of Main & Academy). The entrance is in the back by parking lot.” Once you come in the building you just walk up to the 3rd floor where there’s a small meeting area.

See you there!


Aug 2014 WebDev Meeting

Sorry all, I’ve been terrible about keeping the site up-to-date with meeting announcements, plus we’ve had a bit of a lull in the action.

The next meeting will be held in Robinson Hall Rm 105 on Wed, Aug 20 at 10:00am.

The starter topic will be discussion on various efforts to create a responsive web template for UD-branded sites.


January 2013 Meeting

We will be participating in the UD Unconference this month in lieu of the January meeting.

Join us!


October 2012 Meeting

The IT Tech Fair 2012 is coming up on Thursday, October 18 from 10:30am-2:30pm in the Trabant University Center Multi-Purpose Room.

There will be no October DeWD meeting so that we can all allocate that time towards attending the Tech Fair.

Learn more about it and register at the IT Tech Fair site.

See you there!

September 26 Meeting

We’ll be doing a combo meeting this month off-cycle (meaning not on the 3rd Wednesday of the month like we usually do).

Ben Mearns will cover the FOSSCON conference he attended in Smith Hall 015 at 10:00am. We’ll also try to set up a Google+ Hangout for those who can’t attend in person.

An email will be sent out to the group prior to the meeting with a link.


August 22, 2012 Meeting

We missed the 3rd Wednesday of the month meeting.

Tuesday was Patch Tuesday and many of us were tied up with patching systems and verifying that they’re behaving, so it wasn’t a good time for some.

The plan right now is to have a meeting next Wednesday, Aug 22nd at 10:00am in Robinson Hall Rm 105 to discuss current topics relating to web development that are on our minds and to chart a course forward as to what we’d like to cover in this years cycle of web dev meetings.

See you there!


July 18, 2012 Meeting

We will be joining ranks with the rest of UD IT on July 18 for the 2nd UnConference from 8:30-12:00.

Details are available here:


See you there!


May 2012 Meeting

We will be meeting in Robinson Hall Room 206 for the May 16th WebDev meeting at 10:00am.

The topic of the meeting will be PostgreSQL and its use as a back-end database for our web projects.

See you there!



April 2012 Meeting

The College of Arts and Sciences is using SharePoint as the CMS platform for its public-facing web sites. Why? Come find out at the DeWD meeting on Wednesday, April 18th at 10:00am in Smith Hall 015.

Per Rich Duggan:

The CAS IT web development team will give a four part presentation:

1) A brief overview of the SharePoint features that make it attractive as a CMS for an academic institution (Rich Duggan).

2) Tour of SharePoint farm configuration and public-facing topology (Mihir Sheth).

3) Introduction to SharePoint custom site design using master pages, page layouts, CSS, web parts, etc. (Trevor Moore).

4) OmniPage – A CAS-designed custom page layout that gives content managers a multitude of presentation options while maintaining adherence to site style requirements (Eric Cantrell).


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