Daily Archives: March 1, 2012

OU Launch Plans

ITS plans on launching OmniUpdate during the week of Spring Break. We will actually be working during our Spring Break day to get a jump on launching the new CMS. Here are our detailed plans on the launch:

  • March 12 – 8:00a.m. Final export of LCMS data and migration into OU will begin.
  • March 12 – 9:15 a.m. LCMS servers will be switched off, never to be used again!
  • March 12 – 2:00p.m. Verification of migrated content will begin.
  • March 12 – DNS switch from ouweb to www.
  • March 13 – OmniUpdate is officially live!

OU Image Editor

OU's Image Editor

OmniUpdate's Image Editor

OmniUpdate’s new Image Editor allows our CMS users great new functionality we never had with LCMS. You can now resize or crop any image you want to use on your website without having to use any additional software such as Photoshop or Elements. The image editor can handle up to 10 Megapixel images (eg. aprox. 4000 x 2400 pixels) or more depending upon your browser and computer. This means you can take virtually any image directly from your camera right into OU and still use the image properly. Remember, you must use the resize or crop feature if you want to properly display an image straight from your camera on your web page. Simply scaling the image (using the + or – buttons) in the editor or adjusting the image size in the HTML code will still leave a very large (file size) image on your page.

Note: When using the OU Image Editor there will be a fair amount of compression used that may affect the final image quality. Currently this is controlled via a Java app and we can not adjust the amount of compression. Please view your images after editing to see the final results.

Moving Pages

Ever wanted to move a web page or file, but afraid other people have linked to it where it is now? No need to worry; if it’s on an IWU server, we can set up a redirect!

We use what’s called an HTTP 301 redirect; that’s the same technique used by those nifty URL shorteners (like bit.ly or goo.gl) to quickly and transparently point people in the right direction. It also preserves any “Google juice” the old file might have had.

When you want to move a file, it’s as easy as letting us know!