The latest release of the Google Chrome browser (version 45+) has implemented some changes that can affect the appearance and performance of web pages. The updates are designed to make Chrome use less memory and run faster, but have had some side effects that may cause problems. The latest version of Chrome has disabled support for many plug-ins including Java and Silverlight. Content that worked in the past may not display any longer. Chrome will now “auto-pause Flash content that’s not central to a website.” If you have a site with a video or other multimedia content that is not functioning, … Continue reading New version of Chrome is causing some issues
Website editor, that is. Our main website CMS (content management system) now has a cleaner, friendlier and more intuitive editor for entering content. Vist http://www.swarthmore.edu/web-help/working-editor if you have any questions about particular buttons. Continue reading There is a new editor in town
I’ve been doing some work with CSS3 for our new site and ran across this gallery which shows off some of the possibilities using the CSS gradient property. Some of these patterns are impressive. If you want to learn more about the mechanics behind this Chris Coyler has a pretty good article and Lynda has some great courses on CSS. Continue reading CSS3 Gradient Patterns
The Swarthmore College Libraries and ITS are pleased to announce the selections for this year’s Special Projects for Educational Exploration & Development (SPEED) program. Swarthmore faculty and staff submitted an exciting and innovate pool of proposals, from which nine were selected. Deb Bergstrand, Graphics, animation, and 3D-printed education resource (GA3DER) Michael Brown with Adam Neat, Physics pre-lab instructional videos Sibelan Forrester, Comparing translations of a Russian poem Milton Machuca, Seeing Latino Migration to the USA Thomas Morton, Digital Rome: visualizing ancient Roman urban design Josh Newby, Kathleen Howard, and Ginger Heck, Enhancing chemistry labs with digital video Lee Smithey, The Mural Mapping Project Amy Vollmer, Flipping … Continue reading Libraries and ITS announce recipients of 2014 SPEED program support
ITS and the libraries are pleased to announce the 2013 SEED projects. As they did in our inaugural year of 2012, Swarthmore faculty and staff submitted an exciting and innovate pool of proposals. Here are this year’s recipients of SEED support: Collaborative web repository for video clip collections Erik Cheever, Ben Berger, and Sunka Simon Creating accessible course materials for students with disabilities and learning differences Leslie Hempling E-Latin Texts William Turpin Human rights and atrocities library guide Krista Thomason Online chemistry readiness exam for first year students Kathleen Howard with General Chemistry Instructional Staff and Josh Newby Reading Involves … Continue reading Libraries and ITS announce recipients of 2013 Summer Education eProject Development (SEED) support
Do you have educational content, activities, or projects that you want to put online, but don’t have the time or know-how? The libraries and ITS invite all current employees (including faculty, instructional staff, and staff) to submit proposals for Summer Educational eProject Development (SEED) support. SEED projects will receive dedicated support from software developers, librarians, academic technologists, and student interns for an eight-week period of project development in June and July 2013. With your SEED project team’s help, you can create a new digital object or resource that enhances your teaching or facilitates undergraduate research. Successful projects will have: a clear … Continue reading Libraries and ITS solicit Summer Educational eProject Development (SEED) proposals.