The UTMB Web Blog Tips, tech and news for the UTMB web community


  • Site Check: testing for quality, broken links, spelling

    November 1, 2013, 15:20 PM by Pep Valdes

    We have been testing a new quality tool that scans UTMB’s public facing sites looking for broken links, misspelled words and accessibility issues. We’ve found it to be very useful during our pilot on utmbhealth.com. For those being scanned in the public utmb.edu domain, we can auto-generate a weekly report for you of potential problems. To request this service, contact us with your directories or sites to be scanned.

    Overview: http://siteimprove.com/
    Project  contacts:  Melissa Harman msharman@utmb.edu, Pep Valdes pvaldes@utmb.edu

  • UTMB Web Site Inventory Tool

    Inventory Tool now being populated, used

    November 1, 2013, 15:16 PM by Pep Valdes

    As part of a larger initiative to update UTMB’s overall web presence, a new digital site inventory is now available. It will be shared with the entire UTMB community. As a developer, you can do a quick search under the “Site Manager” field for all the web resources currently associated with your name. You can log into the site (standard UTMB username and PW) to see additional details, and to add or make updates to the information associated with your resources. This tool is being launched with the information currently available, but we need your help to fill in or correct many gaps. If you have problems or need additional permissions, contact one of the team members below.

    Site link: http://sandbox.utmb.edu/web/sites/
    Project contacts: Mike Cooper mgcooper@utmb.edu, Pep Valdes pvaldes@utmb.edu, Toby Smith tlsmith@UTMB.EDU, Myra McCollum mmccollu@utmb.edu (social media projects), Melissa Harman msharman@utmb.edu

  • What’s in the works?

    November 1, 2013, 15:05 PM by Pep Valdes
    There’s a great deal of additional work taking place at UTMB Health that will support developers in their web roles in the coming months. A review of the UTMB Identity System is planned; we are actively seeking a digital asset management tool (that will facilitate an image library); there’s an ongoing review of new content management systems and forms creation tools; new branded and responsive blog templates are being developed. New or additional video hosting options are being explored, and discussions have begun about a new centralized physician/provider database. We always invite your questions, ideas and participation.
  • UTMB Social Media Badge

    Social Media and Logo Usage

    November 1, 2013, 12:36 PM by Pep Valdes
    For those of you who manage or are involved with social media projects, we recently made a tweak to our logo usage guidelines specific to social media.  We recognized that in the square image area used for profile pictures by most of the social channels (e.g. the profile photo on Facebook), our rectangular UTMB Health logo was tiny and barely legible. We did a survey of how several similar organizations addressed this, and have developed a mark for social media only that plays off our brand and maximizes its “bull’s eye” aspect.

    Additional information: https://blogs.utmb.edu/social/2013/10/01/custom-approach-to-logo-for-social-media/
    Project contact: Myra McCollum mmccollu@utmb.edu

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