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Web Guidelines Handbook
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Feature Article
Using UT-Houston Meta Tags
by George Rogers
OAC Web Site Content Coordinator

Implementing a new search engine has been harder than expected. It not only had hardware and software problems but user education has become the largest hurdle.

Replacing the existing CWIS catalog search with a more powerful and faster search mechanism that was scalable for the complete univeristy became the goal. The new search tool will replace the existing CWIS catalog search soon. This will provide for an automated submission to a searchable database of all html pages that are crawled by the new search spider. The spider currently crawls multiple servers across the university. Web servers are included in the crawlers list by permission only. To clarify the new search tool from a users point of view please read the following dialog I had with a typical user these days.

User Question:

I'm not sure what the goal is here, but it looks like a big step backward for our web pages. We have previously made arrangements (using abstracts and keywords) so that our web pages were quickly and easily found by searching for keywords respectively on the health science center home page (CWIS Catalog Search). When I use the new system, these terms yield a huge number of sites most of which are not particularly relevant to these subjects. If our pages are in there, I haven't seem them. If I need to do something to solve this problem, please let me know.


If you author web pages within the UT-Houston web site (www.uth.tmc.edu), you need to add additional "Meta Tags" to your web pages for focused searches. The "Meta Tag" template was developed by 'The Resource Discovery Committee" of UT-Houston. This committee . . . . . . . .

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  • Content Management
  • Title Bar Update
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Web Author Helpful Hints
Never share user name and passwords, its illegal.
Use the correct UT-Houston logos and name formats.
All U.T. logos should be linkable back to U.T. home page. (www.uth.tmc.edu)
Add html footer with U.T. home page link and contact information to Web author.
1. Offer multiple navigation approaches NEW
2. Reduce the technology burden NEW
3. Establish clear naming conventions NEW
4. Plan the site before designing it NEW
5. Don't overuse animation NEW

Web Author Brown Bag Lunch

Meetings will be held at two different locations to better serve you.


10/15, MS, #2.135, 10:30-11:30 am
10/29, UCT, #1505.C, 10:30-12:30 am

Web Site Security Issues

by Cory Williams

Locations and schedule.

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How to Prepare your Site for Growth by Christopher Heng NEW

Adding a What's New Section to your Web Site by Christopher Heng NEW

Is your Site Ready for the Average User? by Christopher Heng NEW

Front End by New Architect Author Group NEW

Minds of Their Own by Bret A. Fausett NEW

Content, Please by Leslie Ayers NEW

As Simple As Possible by Terry Sullivan NEW

Tips from CNET Designers by anonymous

Elements of Web Design by Ben Benjamin

Web Review.com - Web Authors, Designers, Developers

Web Training

The Scriptorium is now offering classes which will be available FREE to all U.T. employees, staff, and students.

Classes are HTML, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks

Class schedules available for fall term.

Email OAC or call 713-500-3501

(Call for location information)

Meta Tag Training

Creating Web Pages that support the new UT-Houston Search Engine.

OAC is now offering classes which will be available to all U.T. employees, staff, and students.

Location: UCT 11.55
Oct. 17th, 9:00 to 11:30 am
Oct. 29th, 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Class size is limited and participation is on a reservation basis only.

or call 713-500-3506