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No Rest for the Weary

January 18th, 2011 by Erick Beck

We had a little drama during the www.tamu.edu upgrade process, and had to do the site migration separately from the hardware updates instead of catching everything all at once, but we are finally live now. There were a few bugs in the process, and I’ve spent most of this morning fixing those as well as making the inevitable deluge of post-publication requests for content and link changes, but I’m satisfied that we’re largely stable now, that the new site is an improvement over the old one, and that the new architecture will be much more robust than what we had before (major shout-out to Tom Golson and the CIS team for their work on this part of the project.)

Don’t let this make you think we’re putting the site on hold. This is the face of the university, so we will be continually working with folks around campus on making improvements to sections throughout the site.

Finishing this project will let us focus for a short time on a few internal projects, but I already have a two-page list of what still needs to be done for the larger public TAMU-web, so we’ll definitely be rolling out some big things soon.

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3 Comments to No Rest for the Weary

  1. Erick,

    I am using Google Chrome (versions below) to access the web site (www.tamu.edu) and the web site does not format correctly.

    Chrome verison: 9.0.597.47 beta
    and 8.0.552.237

  2. Michael Eller on January 18th, 2011
  3. Howdy Michael,
    I think the problem is actually that Chrome is holding on to the old site’s style sheet files. We’ve had a number of folks saying the same thing.

    Chrome is actually my default browser, so that’s what it was built in.

  4. Erick on January 18th, 2011
  5. Michael, reloading the page, pressing Ctrl-F5, or closing/opening the browser should fix the problem. Despite using new file names, some browsers were holding on to the style sheets from the old site and using them to render the page, instead of properly downloading the new ones.

  6. mdmcginnis on January 18th, 2011

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