Pages (COLA Web Refresh)
We’re about done with Phase II of the COLA Web Refresher Project, meaning the Dean’s COLA sites will soon be frozen and online soon. Most of the bare bones content migration was done, so I and the other CMSTAs spent a good amount of time QAing the various pages (checking for broken links, formatting or content areas, adding/editing alt text, low res graphics). I made some rather last minute edits to the College Leadership page, making sure at least the photos were there even if the specs weren’t perfect.
I can’t wait for the next phase of this project and am so happy to be part of such an efficient and capable team. The team will also burgeon — the last candidate for a CMSTA position is being interviewed next week, and after that decisions and on-boarding should begin.
I did another powerpoint.
More photo IDs! Responded to a request from Sarah regarding some IDs submitted a while back that got buried.
Web and Image Training for CMSTAs
In between more time sensitive tasks, I’ve been slowly but surely developing the web and image STA training (for Pages specifically). A lot of this is about photo cropping, exporting, etc. etc. that is crucial for the Pages CMS. I also want to see if we can find a user-friendly alternative to Photoshop for the end users who don’t have / don’t know how to use this program, so we’re not flooded with image resizing requests (Canva?). Anyway, I presented it to the LAITS and PR teams and plan on adding a section on file sizes and exporting.
I got a new rug, with two rather abstract cat illustrations on it. Pirate and her brother were initially terrified by it, but it’s now one of her most favorite spots!