Save as Draft Feature

July 1, 2010

We recommend that you do not use the Save as Draft feature in Cascade.  It does not function properly.  It can cause pages to get caught in Workflows and for multiple users to see different versions of a single page; causing some confusion.  Please choose to hide the page if you are not ready for the page to go live. Read the rest of this entry »

Contributor vs. Approver

February 11, 2010

Your supervisor will determine whether you are a Contributor or an Approver.

A Contributor has write access to their departments area of the web.  Once a Contributor submits their changes to a page a workflow is started.  An assigned Approver to that department will receive the workflow and either approve, modify or disapprove the page for publishing.  A Contributor can not publish their own work.  An Approver has the same ability as a Contributor with the addition of the approval workflow process and they can approve their own work.

Font Style Tips & Tricks

February 4, 2010

Short and sweet copy needs no formatting.

Therefore, we recommend using font styles sparingly when formatting your page. The new style guide has many header options, but we recommend only using H3 for the major headlines and bold for all subsequent subheads. If bold does not due the trick, try H5 for subheads. H5 is similar to using bold but in a slightly larger font size in dark blue. Read the rest of this entry »

What kind of files can be placed on the web site?

January 11, 2010

While there are many different kinds of files when working on your desktop computer, there are a few things to consider before making them available on the web site. Most file types are created by a specific software application and as such can only be opened by that application. The visitor to the site may not have that particular application and will not be able to view it. Read the rest of this entry »

Helpful Hint: Think like a visitor

December 21, 2009

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that content ISN’T king on the web – and for that matter, neither are photos, graphics or links. The key to a successful web page is to keep it short and to the point.

Take yourself out of the “web editor” chair and think like a person who’s searching for information about your program. What do they want to know? How can you organize it to make it easy to find and a breeze to understand? How much detail do you really need to provide? Read the rest of this entry »

Website Training

December 21, 2009

Technology Education Services (TES) offers in-class web editing training every month.  To view the schedule, go to and log-in using your Gonzaga user name and password along the left hand side.  Once you are logged in make sure the training type is set to Software at the top of the page.  Click on Website Editing (CMS) on the left hand navigation. A page with the description of the training will come up, click the link next to the description to view all available trainings.  If you find one that fits your schedule click Enroll.  You will receive a confirmation email that you have been enrolled.  You also may download the CMS guide at any time. Read the rest of this entry »

Helpful Hints: Creating New Assets in Cascade

December 14, 2009

There are several assets for the web site that an editor can create: Folder IconFolders, File Type IconFiles,External Link IconExternal Links, Page IconStandard Pages, and Page IconFrequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Pages. To create one, select it from the blue menu bar under ‘New’. Read the rest of this entry »

Helpful Hint: Removing Old Files

December 14, 2009

After several years of adding and editing content on the main web site, things can get a little cluttered. Folders will begin to bulge with out-dated pages and files and you know it’s time for a little Spring cleaning. Read the rest of this entry »

Web Image Formats and When to Use Them

December 10, 2009

What is the difference between image types: jpg, gif and png and when to use them?

(JPG, GIF, PNG) All three image formats are commonly used on the web.  The main reason for this is that all three image types help reduce the overall file size of images through the use of compression.  The different types of compression used by each format helps to determine which format is best to use in any given situation. Read the rest of this entry »

Staff and Faculty Page Information (Connect)

December 10, 2009

Does your department need a faculty/staff page on the web site? Maybe you already have one, but are finding it hard to update and keep it formatted correctly?

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