Web Site Architecture
This page gives a summary of the architectural design of the
Institutional Web Management Workshop 2002 Web site.
The look-and-feel for the workshop Web site was designed by Andrew Aird, then of
Goldsmiths College, London for the workshop which was held at Goldsmiths College, London
in September 1999.
The look-and-feel has been kept for workshops since then.
XHTML and CSS
Although the same look-and-feel has been kept, the Web site now uses XHTML.
In addition CSS is being introduced to define the appearance of resources
(although CSS is not deployed fully through the site).
A link to W3C's XHTML and CSS validation services is provided in order to make
it easier to check that pages are still valid after changes are made.
The news items on the page are included in a <span> tag. The
Syndicate Your Page service
is then used to transform the news items into RSS dynamically.
UKOLN's ht://dig search engine is used to provide a
search facility from the workshop Web pages.
is used to record usage of the Web site, and provide live access to usage information.
This has proved particularly useful for observing visits to the Web site from
3D Panoramic View
The Web site includes one featuire which requires use of a browser plugin - the
3D pararamic view of the lecture theatres.
YahooGroups Web Site and Mailing List
YahooGroups Web site and mailing list has been set up to provide a rich forum
for participants to discuss all aspects of the workshop, including the workshop
content and the social aspects of the workshop. A
description of the YahooGroups is available.
The Xenu link checker
is used when significant changes are made to the Wb site in order to check for broken
Batch HTML Validation
In order to complement use of the HTML link validation icon, the
CSE HTML Validator Pro
software is used to validate all files on the Web site.