UAA’s Content Management System (CMS) to be refreshed for accessibility, search engine improvements

May 17, 2013

CMS Open House
Tuesday, May 21, 1-4 p.m.
Gordon Hartlieb Hall (GHH), Room 103

The current template for UAA’s institutional site, Denali View, will be slightly refreshed to better meet accessibility and web standards. Most of the changes are behind the scenes; however, a few updates may affect the look of your content. At the link below, you can preview your site with the adjustments in effect. If your pages do not look as you intend, get help at the CMS Open House on Tuesday, May 21, 1-4 p.m. in GHH, Room 103.

Benefits: This refresh employs best practices for web content design and presentation. It will ensure that your site achieves better search rankings (Google, Bing) and is accessible for all of your visitors.

Changes: The refresh includes a larger default font size that is easier to read. It also ensures that headings are properly sized based on their importance in the hierarchy of a page.

Preview your site: See what your site will look like in the refreshed Denali View Template. Visit the development server at devwww.uaa.alaska.edu/your site. Visit the Typography Gallery and Page Layout Gallery to see example pages in the refreshed Denali View template.

Steps to prepare for the change:

  • Review your site to ensure pages are properly structured.
  • Preview your site on the development server to identify any areas that render incorrectly.
  • Come to the CMS open house Tuesday, May 21. ITS web apps team will help fix issues on your site in relation to the template changes.
  • Look for more information on when the refreshed template will go live and additional open houses.
    for additional questions or comments email the Web Pros team.
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