Concert: Bach cello suites by Matt Haimovitz
Renowned Israeli-born soloist Matt Haimovitz performs all six Bach cello suites, while visiting four Central New York locations. (The “moveable feast” begins with a Tuesday live-at-noon broadcast from the studios of WCNY FM (91.3), followed by a 3 p.m. appearance at the River’s End Bookstore. The musical tour resumes at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Tyler Gallery in Penfield Library.) The remaining suites at 7:30 p.m. Sheldon Hall: $15 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall. http://www.oswego.edu/arts. 312-2141.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Wednesday, Sept 16, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Author talk: "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves"
Karen Joy Fowler, author of this year's Oswego Reading Initiative book, "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves," will speak. Shortlisted for the international Man Booker Prize in 2014, the book examines life from the perspective of young adult Rosemary Cooke and her primate "sister," weaving a humorous, poignant and multilayered plot around the theme of scientific experimentation with animals as well as animal rights. Fowler is the author of six novels, two of them New York Times bestsellers. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2232.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Wednesday, Sept 30, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer Tournament - William Paterson vs. Houghton
Location: Oswego, N.Y. - Laker Turf Stadium
Friday, Sept 4, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. University Pittsburgh-Greensburgh
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Friday, Sept 4, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
2015 New Jersey Event
Find out more and register: http://bit.ly/1T3Y0iT
Location: Ridgewood Country Club 96 W. Midland Ave., Paramus, N.J.
Thursday, Sept 17, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
Visit http://www.facebook.com/events/453070221388940 for the latest locations or suggest your own!
Location: Various Cities
Thursday, Sept 17, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
These topics will help you learn how to increase the quality of your pages and improve the experience of your site visitors. Some of them are not only best practices, they are also required by law for accessibility. Others help improve the visibility of your pages in search engines, increasing the number of visitors to your site.
Naming - Files and Folders
Metadata Information - Page Titles and Descriptions
Site Structure - Navigation
Images - Size, Alt Text and Proper Use
Links - Different Types and Conventions
Page Appearance - Alignment and Fonts
Accessibility - Alt Text, Textual Equivalents, Tables and Forms
Other Topics -Campus Name
Short Links - also called redirects, short addresses, short URLs
Files: Files should be named with lowercase letters or numbers. Do not use special characters such as & * ! @ +. Hyphens ( - ) and underbars ( _ ) can be used.
Components: When naming a component, be sure to include the account name and what the component is. I.e., If it's an alternate left navigation component in the ORSP account, name the file: orsp_left_nav. If it's a right column component, use something such as: orsp_right_col
Is used in search engine optimizationmost often to help them categorize your pages correctly. In our CMS this is accomplished by filling in the required title and description fields. These will become meta tags that search engines use. Using key words (in SEO items) is an option.
Navigation: Our CMS creates the left navigation automatically, based on the order of the files in the tree. More information on navigation and components is available on the training home page.
Alt Text: NYS and federal accessibility standards mandate all images on our site have a textual alternative description (alt text). Our CMS will not allow you to insert an image without it.
Proper Use: Only use graphics that appear professional. No unprofessional shareware graphics, icons, or animations will be allowed. In addition, you should not use copyrighted imagery without permission. The Webmaster may remove graphics deemed inappropriate without notice.
- Internal - links to SUNY Oswego sites. Whenever possible, use the XID method of linking internal files
- External - links to sites outside of SUNY Oswego. You must insert the full URL. Our convention is to have these links open in a new browser window. by selecting "_blank" in the "Target Window" dropdown.
- Document - Word, PDF, Excel, etc., files. Indicate the type of file and its size in parenthese after the link. I.e. Instructions (PDF, 2 MB)
- Images - Size/scale an image before uploading and add alt text. More information >>
In general, the title attribute should be used with every link that isn't self explanatory to increase the usability of our site for everyone.
Much of the formatting of the SUNY Oswego website is controlled by Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Using CSS to control page appearance is a requirement of the accessibility guidelines. It is important that the CSS be allowed to do its job in order to provide a consistent experience for everyone visiting the site. In-line text formatting defined by html that overrides the CSS is undesirable and will be removed at the Webmaster's discretion
Fonts: The fonts used on the SUNY Oswego website are specified by the CSS. Therefore, different font faces, sizes, colors or backgrounds should not be used, and may be removed by the Webmaster.
Alt Text: As mentioned above all images need to have alt text that describes the image to benefit individuals surfing our site with screen readers.
Textual Equivalents: Textual equivalents are necessary for any non-text element of a page. This includes audio, video, flash and other interactive elements. More Information >>
Tables: Web accessibility guidelines discourage the use of tables for layout formatting within pages. Tables need to have a description of what is displayed when for data. Further, tables used to display data also need to specify which cells are the "header" cells and if the information is oriented horizontally or vertically. This is all necessary so that a screen reader can accurately present the information audibly to a site visitor. More in-depth information on accessible tables is available from WebAIM.org.
Campus Name: Always change references to "Oswego State University" to either SUNY Oswego (preferred) or Oswego State.
(also called Redirects -- Short Addresses -- Short URLs)
In order to make web addresses (URLs) easier to reproduce in print and in other media, campus departments may request that the webmaster create a redirect to their directories using a shorter URL. Long addresses can pose problems for users. Typos may result in the dreaded 404 File Not Found page. And URLs of more than 76 characters can exceed the limit for many text editors and e-mail clients.
At SUNY Oswego:
- Temporary short links may be created under special circumstances.
- Short links that have outlived their usefulness may be removed at the discretion of the webmaster.
Here's an example of a long link:
This has been shortened to:
To request a short URL, please fill out this on-line form. Due to volume of general web requests, shortlink requests may take up to 2 business days to fulfill. You will be asked for:
- the long web address
- reason for request
- requested short link (The webmaster will ultimately choose the best name. This is to avoid duplicates and to keep the overall structure of the website intact.)
- Date needed and date it can be removed
To check to see if a short URL already exists, please email email@example.com. We will respond within 2 working days.