Category: EdWeb CMS

Updates to do with the current Drupal CMS development project.

Yesterday at the Web Publishers Community, I gave a presentation in which I ran through how we manage to squeeze usability testing of the new CMS into each 3 week development burst. It was a preview of an event I’m running later in December which is now open for booking.

Some colleagues may have heard about a recent threat to Drupal 7 security. We have been advised by our technical development colleagues that they have taken all necessary measures and there is no threat to our position here at Edinburgh. Great work, as ever from our IS colleagues.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks with the EdWeb project lately so I just wanted to draw your attention to the most recent communications we’ve issue to keep you updated with progress on the project.

I provide a brief update for each Knowledge Strategy Committee meeting. The last one was on 31 October. The overview is below. I shall share any feedback as and when it comes in.

Every month at our web publishing community session we give an update of where we are at with the project to build our new Drupal based CMS – EdWeb. We took the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued help and support. And this month we even included a comprehensive live and exclusive tour of […]

Bicycles. Canals. Boats. Tulips. Drupal. This year, Amsterdam had a new landmark to identify with. More than 2,300 Drupalistas attended the yearly European conference that gets the Drupal community together for a week to discuss all things Drupal, as well as other cutting edge web technologies and project management methodologies.

Everyone knows that it’s essential to build accessibility into projects at the earliest possible stage. However we created our accessibility principles before work even started on building EdWeb – our new Drupal based CMS.

The first site went live in the new EdWeb CMS this week. As it’s the beta version of the CMS we didn’t want to have a huge launch with a fanfare at this point. But it’s still a major milestone for us.

The foundations are now well and truly laid for the delivery of the University’s new content management system. The Polopoly replacement is based on the open source Drupal platform and will provide a much better user experience for web editors. It will also deliver responsive content – fit for phones and tablets.

We have over 300 sites and 70,000 pages to migrate from Polopoly into EdWeb – our new Drupal-based Content Management System. We are planning to do this over 3 main migration phases starting in March 2015. We recently started communication with our web publishing community to allocate them one of these phases.

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