New web site, new opportunities: enforcing standards compliance within a content management system

Kane, David F. and Hegarty, Nora New web site, new opportunities: enforcing standards compliance within a content management system. Library Hi Tech, 2007, vol. 25, n. 2. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]


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This is an account of a library project undertaken by the web team at Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries in Summer 2005. The project involved the redeployment and re-design of the library web site on web content management software. The sets out the context for the project, first by explaining what a content management system is and does and second, by outlining prevailing trends in the wider world towards both standards-compliant code and web accessibility/usability. This paper shows how a content management system can help a library to reach the goals of good accessibility and web standards compliance.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: Web accessibility, usability, web standards, XHTML, CSS, legal
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: David F. Kane
Date deposited: 04 Oct 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:09


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