Archive for the ‘Web Design’ Category

Web Wednesday: ECU Phone Directory

December 18th, 2009

If you haven’t visited the ECU phone directory recently, please check it out.  You can get there by clicking the on the ECU home page (and many other ECU pages with toolbar icons).  We’ve added many new features, most notable of which is the new “Departments” search option.  You may type all or part of a department name to see all the department(s) that have that name.  If you’re not sure about the name, there’s an alphabetical directory so you can see all the entries that begin with that letter.  Only letters that have entries are shown, which is why you don’t see ‘Q’, ‘X’, and ‘Y’ (at least for now).  We also have a ‘1’ for the 1 Card Office entries.

There’s also now a Reverse Lookup feature.  Reverse lookup is where you know a phone number, but not who/what has that phone number.  The dedicated reverse lookup tab has a single entry box, and both the people and department directories are searched.  Numbers can be entered in any of the following ways:

  • 252-328-6131
  • 252.328.6131
  • 252 328 6131
  • 2523286131
  • 328-6131
  • 328.6131
  • 327 6131
  • 3286131
  • 6131

That’s right, even if you don’t know the prefix (327, 737, …), you can still find the department or person with that extension.  Adding the prefix will speed up your search, though.  Note that since most of our phone numbers (all people, most departments) do NOT have the 252 area code, leaving it off will not affect your search results.

In addition to the dedicated reverse number lookup, the last name and the department name fields also accept phone numbers or names, so you can use those if you want only a result for a person or department.

ECU Phone Directory Search Interface

ECU Phone Directory Search Interface

And, to earn the ‘web’ and ‘web design’ tags I’ve put on the post, I’ll just say that I’m very pleased that the ECU Phone Directory Search now earns this icon:

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict

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Web Wednesday: Expression Web 3 Tutorial

December 8th, 2009

From the ever prolific and helpful folks at SitePoint, a tutorial using Microsoft Expression Web 3:

Update: If you are an ECU faculty or staff member, you are eligible to get Expression Web from the ECU Download Center.  If you are an ECU student, you can get the full Expression Web Suite (and many other pieces of software) for free directly from the Microsoft DreamSpark site.

In addition, there are additional tutorials (including video tutorials) at:

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New CommonSpot Tuesday Tutorial: Image Cycling

December 2nd, 2009

The newest CommonSpot Tuesday Tutorial is up at the CommonSpot Blog.  Check out how to easily create an image rotating/cycling effect, as can be seen on this page.

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Tuesday Tutorial: Multiple Tab Element

November 24th, 2009

Tuesday Tutorial: Adding Style Sheets in CommonSpot

November 18th, 2009

A special Wednesday version of Tutorial Tuesday is up at the CommonSpot blog, about how to add CSS style sheets to a CommonSpot page.

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Theme Free Thursday: Semantic Web

October 29th, 2009

I’ve discovered a wonderful reference to document types, browser rendering, and the semantic web. See my post over at Tony’s Tech Blog.

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