Creating Web Pages
Ingeniux, Our Web Content Management System
Hartwick uses a Web content management system called Ingeniux to create Web pages and hold all Web page content. While there are several advantages to using a Web CMS, the major advantage is that it allows the College to consistently reinforce its brand identity across all pages of the Hartwick Web site. Standard templates, features, and functionality of the CMS enable page creators to focus efforts on developing great content and updating it with ease without the need to be Web designers or html code builders.
The Ingeniux system is managed by Hartwick's IT staff in collaboration with the Office of Marketing & Communications. The associate director for web services from the Office of Marketing & Communications works closely with users to support page creation across campus for all audiences.
Page contributors, editors, and publishers are assigned access permissions based on page work designated for their department/office's series of Web pages. Training, which employs access to a specific training site, is required for all users.
Steps to Training and Access
- Complete an Ingeniux Permissions Request Form. This form must be completed prior to permissions being granted in either the training site or the live site.
- Contact Stephanie Brunetta by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an Ingeniux training session.
- Upon completion of Ingeniux training, a user's publisher must contact Stephanie Brunetta at email@example.com for access to the live site for page work.
- Users assign pages to a page editor and/or publisher within a user group. These assignments must be established upon access to the live site.
A Word About Page Assignments
Departments/offices may have student page creators. Students are granted page-writer permissions and must assign pages to either faculty or staff editors/publishers for approval and publishing. These editors/publishers may be student club advisors, academic department chairs, or work study supervisors. All must be trained Ingeniux users with current access to the CMS.
Staff and faculty who create pages may have permissions that allow writing, editing, and publishing pages for their office or department within a specified series of pages in the CMS. To ensure that College style is followed on all communications (electronic and print), Web pages are to be workflowed to Chris Lott for proofing prior to publishing.
Using Photos on Web Pages
The CMS has standard fields to display images within a page template. Images of good quality should be cropped and re-sized for use on the Web prior to being uploaded to the CMS image file. Photos may be re-sized within the CMS but this will not change file size, which is important considering the time it takes to download a single page and its complete content. For assistance with photos, users should contact the Web content manager. To review our policy about photography use, see our Campus Photography Web page.
Note About www.hartwick.edu
Hartwick's site has been browser-tested across PC and Mac platforms. The College has confirmed capability using the most popular browsers, including Internet Explorer (PC), Safari (Mac), Firefox (Mac and PC), and Netscape (Mac and PC). Additionally, the Hartwick site strives to Section 508 and WCAG Priority 1 levels of accessibility across its site.