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Web Central

By Jeff Dillon, Manager of Web Services, Information Resources and Technology

Have you ever wondered what internet browsers are the most popular? Or how to reduce the spam that gets submitted through your web forms? As a part of Web Services' effort to provide resources the campus web community needs and wants, there is Web Central, a website with tricks, tips, templates and links to a variety of web resources. Web Central has the answers, from security to accessibility. The site has information for all levels of web developers including links to the identity style guide for colors or logos to information on how to more advanced techniques like how to use single sign-on with your site.

 The gem of Web Central has to be the new University web template that is designed for University colleges, departments, units and programs. The template was created with a combined effort between Public Affairs and IRT Web Services. The new web templates provide a clean, attractive and accessible ‘wrapper’ for you to drop your web content into. Instructions on how to use the template along with examples of sites already using the template are available too.  By using the new template, you can focus on making your content accessible because the design and structure are already accessible. You’ll be taking a giant leap toward making your site 508 compliant since the site was designed with accessibility in mind. And, of course, your site will have a level of professional style that reflects the university brand.

The Web Central site is here to be your first stop for university related web information. It’s updated by the Web Services team and we’re always willing to consider your suggestions.  Please visit Web Central at www.csus.edu/web. Let us know what you think.

Do you have feedback regarding the ATI? Email us at ati@csus.edu