COLA Web Refresh
Things have been slowly but surely speeding up for this project. I’m going to help a new CM STA onboard Wednesday morning, and in the meantime I have been going over existing Pages tasks and making sure everything is in order as well as helping Adrian and Rahul with any questions. (I’ve also been making some edits to the spreadsheet since the workflow is still a bit wonky.) We’ve been making sure to add alt text for image components as well as double and triple check that links aren’t dead. Pretty soon, I will start drafting and reviewing client communication emails to be sent out to the relevant contacts, detailing what’s been done and any outstanding issues or suggestions (updating links, removing arcane info, refreshing graphics) we may have.
On a related note, Suloni reached out to Angie and I on making some guidelines for photo editing for CM STAs, who have varying degrees of proficiency in PS. The graphics question is becoming a big one, especially for the Dean’s sites that we’re migrating now; many of them haven’t been touched in years, far less than department or center sites, and so several images and graphics are suboptimal (low res, out of date, wrong size, ugly). For CM STAs who are more web dev-y, the guidelines will be a basic guide to using adjustment layers in Photoshop as well as guidelines on resizing / cropping photos (and when not to). There is also the possibility of more complex graphic refreshes, which may either be completed within the CM STA team or by a design STA.
I’ve been continuing to complete photo IDs, as well as contribute to a collaborative updated photo ID guideline doc w/ Angie, Megan, Abriella, and Suloni to detail procedures for trickier photo ID situations + client communication.
HIS 315K PPTs
I’ve been working on reformatting powerpoints whenever they come in for Zamora’s HIS 315K class (usually a day or two in advance).
- I’ve been looking at web dev documentation from Estella and Thuy and copyediting / trying them out myself :~)
- More low priority, but I’ve been editing the animation script to include a list of characters, styles, bgs in each scene