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The WSG is a campus-wide forum whose membership is drawn from Web developers, designers, and administrators across campus. It was formed in May 2005 with a twofold task: to recommend a set of Web guidelines and best practices that could be endorsed as standards for UCSB campus Web sites, and to develop a central campus resource for disseminating information on these guidelines, as well as other Web-related resources and tools. These guidelines and resources can be found in the UCSB Web Guide.

To receive notices of Web Standards Group meetings and training activities, subscribe to the UCSB-Web Mailing List.

If you want to start a discussion or connect with additional campus members please join and see the RACK discussion forums in GauchoSpace.

Current Web Standards Group co-chairs are Denise Saludares and Brian Wolf.

Most meetings are the first Tuesday of the month held at Kerr Hall, second floor. Agendas and meeting minutes are posted in Box.

WSG Meeting 2012-05-01

Date and Time: 
May 1, 2012 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 
SIST Conference Room, SAASB 2201

Into the Mind of the Hacker

Date and Time: 
April 23, 2012 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
SSMS Lab 1303-1304
Presentation Content

WSG Meeting 2012-04-03

Date and Time: 
April 3, 2012 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 
SIST Conference Room, SAASB 2201

Diving into Social Media at UCSB

Date and Time: 
March 23, 2012 - 9:30am - 3:30pm
Location: 
EH&S 1045 & SSMS Lab 1301-2
Presentation Content

Ian Lessing: Co-chair Candidate Statement

I’ve been working on websites since 1996 when I joined a growing ISP and network consulting company. Back then I supported webmasters, fielding questions from “What’s the best web authoring tool?” and “How do I password protect a directory?” to “Can you set up a load balancing system with extra servers to handle all the traffic we expect next week?” In those early years, standards were few and following them meant you couldn’t take advantage of the latest feature in Internet Explorer, so few programmers paid attention to standards.

Tiye Baldwin: Co-chair Candidate Statement

I am honored to accept the nomination to serve in the role of co-chair for the Web Standards Group. I have actively participated in the Web Standards Group for approximately one year. During that time, I have benefitted from various events and training. Through the Web Standards Group, I have also learned how departments around campus are using and adapting to web-related technology.

How To Make Your UCSB Web Site Accessible

Date and Time: 
October 7, 2011 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
Location: 
Social Sciences and Media Studies Lab 1303-04
Presentation Content

Proposal: Web Accessibility Tutorial October 2011

Rain Breaw, who taught the Intermediate CSS tutorial in June 2011, submitted the following proposal for a one-day, two-part lab-based tutorial on "How to Make Your UCSB Web Site Accessible."

DRAFT PROPOSAL

WSG Meeting 2011-09-06

Date and Time: 
September 6, 2011 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 
SIS&T Conference Room, SAASB Room 2201

WSG Meeting 2011-08-02

Date and Time: 
August 2, 2011 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 
SIS&T Conference Room, SAASB Room 2201

Intermediate CSS Tutorial

Date and Time: 
June 9, 2011 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Social Sciences and Media Studies Lab 1303-4
Presentation Content

Credit Card Processing and PCI Compliance

Date and Time: 
May 12, 2011 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 
EH&S Training Room 1045
Presentation Content

Using Social Media Workshop

Date and Time: 
April 25, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
Presentation Content

WSG Meeting Dates Change Effective February 1

The regular meeting of the Web Standards Group will change from the third Tuesday of each month to the first Tuesday of each month beginning in February 2011.  (The time and place will remain the same: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon in the SIS&T Conference Room, SAASB 2201.)

Web CMS: Drupal for Content Managers Brown Bag

Post Event Downloads

Title: Web CMS: Drupal for Content Managers

Presentation Content

WSG Co-Chair Nominations

Nominations for the February election of a new WSG co-chair are due by January 6, 2011. Nominations should be submitted to the WSG Nominations Subcommittee (Polly Bustillos, Hank Ratzesberger, Ann Dundon).

PCI Compliance at UCSB

Or, Everything You Wanted to Ask about Credit Card Processing But Were Afraid to Know

Sandra Featherson, Associate Director of Controls for UCSB Accounting Services, joined the WSG at its May 18 meeting to talk to the group about PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance, in particular the policies governing online credit card processing at UCSB. Twenty-five people were in attendance. Sandra's presentation materials follow.

Web Accessibility Workshop

Date and Time: 
August 5, 2010 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 
EH&S Training Room
Presentation Content

Electronic Accessibility at UCOP and UCSB

In a letter to UC Chancellors dated July 21, 2010, UCOP President Mark Yudof announced his "support and enthusiasm" for a new UC system-wide committee, the Electronic Accessibility Leadership Team (EALT). The EALT is charged with promoting an electronic environment at the University of California that is accessible to everyone, especially individuals with disabilities.

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