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Calendar Now Live

The last few posts have probably taken most of the thunder out of this announcement, but I’m pleased to say that the new version of the university web calendar is now live at http://calendar.tamu.edu.

We see the new version as a step in the right direction in a number of ways. Visually it is not only more in line with the university site, but it simply looks nicer all around. Beyond its visual appeal, we think the new design makes it easier to find information on any given event. The spotlight section and “Top Calendars” navigation allows us to highlight feature calendars and events much more effectively than before. Our default view also is able to feature the high-profile events without them being hidden by the long list of everything else going on that day. Probably the most requested change is the new weekly and monthly calendar views that display all days of an ongoing event rather than just the first day.

Now that the calendar itself is finished we will be working on getting the documentation updated for you. We also plan to have a series of video tutorials for how to publish events and manage your calendars. In the meantime, if you aren’t already on the ListServ list, please go to the ListServ site and sign up for the calendar-announce list. That’s where we will be posting news, tips, and other announcements regarding the calendar system.

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 Calendar 1 Comment

Website up, mostly

The new www.tamu.edu site is now up! Mostly…

Due to a couple of snafus we were not able to make the migration to the new hardware that we had planned. We will reschedule that for the weekend, so by next week we should be on the new machines.

We thought it important to get the site published on schedule, though. We had told too many people to expect it today to abandon the entire project. So we instead put the new code onto the old hardware and waved a few magic wands. This process did cause a few bugs to creep in, but hopefully most of those will be minor and will not affect a lot of people.

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Friday, January 14th, 2011 www.tamu.edu 2 Comments

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