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Webmakers help group plans to return
been a few years since the Webmakers group has been active. The
Center for Academic and Research Computing (CARC) wants to breathe new
life into the group that was originally formed to help those new to
creating and maintaining campus Web sites.
Mary Mauldin, Ed.D., CARC director, said George Spain would send out
surveys and invitations to former members and a few others who might be
interested in getting the meetings organized. If you want more
information, respond to the mailing (not the entire list) and tell
Spain you want to get more information on the subject. He also plans to
send out Broadcast messages and The Catalyst notices.
“There have been a lot of changes in the few years since Webmakers
first started sharing information and helping to create web pages for
departments,” said Mauldin. “There were only a handful of sites using
SiteExecutive (MUSC’s premier web management system) back then. There
are about 500 SiteExecutive users today.”
Kristi Adams, a CARC web designer, was instrumental in organizing and
doing much of the training in the original Webmakers gatherings. She
sees value in reigniting the group.
“We’d like to cover topics such as beginning and advanced SiteExecutive
setup, DreamWeaver, Contribute, using cascading style sheets (CSS),
using built-in survey tools and forms, and best use of PDF in Web
sites,” Adams said.
CARC is going to send out an initial e-mail asking which topics
potential Webmakers would like to see covered in one of the monthly
meetings. When the feedback comes in, based on the results, the
planning will begin.
In addition to monthly meetings, Webmakers will also offer a Majordomo
mailing list, where members can ask questions and get answers from
If you are interested in subscribing to the Webmakers list:
- Send an e-mail to: Majordomo
- Subject: (leave this blank)
- In the body of the message, type ‘subscribe webmakers’
(lower case, don’t use quotes)
- Send the message. You’ll get a return notification that you
are subscribed and a welcome message explaining more about the
Friday, May 30,, 2008
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