2023 Fall Announcements
WCAG 2.2 is Coming
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is getting ready to release Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2, a minor update to the current 2.1 standard.
WCAG 2.2 adds needed guidance around keyboard focus indicators, dragging functionality, and authentication in webpages. The new guidelines also remove an outdated, no longer needed criterion.
Version 2.2 is slated to become the new standard before the end of 2023, pending final approvals or remaining issues. While the update isn't finalized, we can get a sense of what to expect and prepare our sites to meet these requirements on day one.
New WordPress Theme - Genesis 3
If you manage a WordPress site that is using the original Western theme you can now upgrade to Genesis 3.
This update aligns the look and feel of WordPress sites with other external facing web platforms, natively supports the WordPress block editor, and is more performant across all devices.
The End of Campus Web - Winter 2024
CampusWeb, a collection of web servers that have been managed for nearly two decades are being retired.
The services running on CampusWeb are being migrated to a variety of other solutions across the campus. If you have any questions about the migration please reach out to WebTech.
Drupal Platform Updates Since Spring
Able Player is now available for use and will become the default media player.
- Force User Logout
- Events Logger
- Admin Toolbar
- Drupal Core
- Entity Clone
Ashlar Web Components Update
In an effort to make the Western header and footer easier to add to systems across Western the web component code has been simplified.
If your site uses the Ashlar web components, make sure your code follows the new patterns.
We are Hiring - Multiple Positions for Work Study Available
The job of the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist will be to help with our SEO strategies and implementation. This includes learning how to perform keyword and topic research and create compelling, optimized content and meta descriptions to drive web traffic and increase rankings. In addition, the SEO specialist will monitor and report on SEO performance metrics.
Our Content Migration Specialists help build new websites, manage content from several systems, and transform inaccessible pages into great accessible user experiences.