Research

WordPress SEO

SEO = search engine optimization.

In order to make sure that the WERC (and any other future wordpress site) gets indexed and appropriately ranked by Google and other search engines, there are particular things that needed to be addressed.

have H1 tags appear once and more or less match the title of the page
use Description meta […]

By |April 20th, 2010|CEM, INE, Research, WERC|0 Comments

Variable Browser Width

In Developing a within page navigation menu I ran into something which for the time being I am going to let be because, I don’t think it will have a big impact, and this is taking too much time.

https://ine.uaf.edu/werc/people/douglas-kane/

This page shows a little browser javascript I wrote to change the css class of a […]

By |April 19th, 2010|Research, WERC|0 Comments

MySQL FILE Priv

This was a sticking point in for the WERC seminar reservation system. The database web bot / mysql user needs the FILE priv.

GRANT FILE on *.* to ‘werc_seminar_bot’@’localhost’;

By |March 10th, 2010|Research, WERC|0 Comments

A little LDAP research

I had opened a ticket a while back with OIT and eventually got a response from Daniel LaRoe. He suggested one way to get a listing of INE people via edir.alaska.edu and LDAP was to do an advanced search with this query:

(&(|(uid=*Northern Engineering*)(unitDirectoryHeadings=*Northern Engineering*)(unitAlias=*Northern Engineering*)(unitDisplayName=*Northern Engineering*))(|(ou=routing)(ou=resource)(ou=departments)))

This only produces two records, each which point to […]

By |March 5th, 2010|CEM, INE, Research|0 Comments

Style Sheet for Printing

I worked up a quick style sheet for print media (fancy way of saying printing), for this blog. Browser support for published standards of print style sheets is lacking at the moment, but most browsers support the “display:none” property. With this control, I can make certain elements of the page disappear.

When these pages […]

By |December 1st, 2009|Research|0 Comments

Visitor Screen Width Analysis

Unique Visitors
Data from Google Analytics on unique visitors to https://www.uaf.edu/water or recently edited pages in the “triage” style pages. The witdh is pixels of screen resolution. Data from screens with the same width but varying heights were combined. This represents all visitors between 21 Sept 2009 and 21 October 2009

Width
(pixels)
Visitors
(unique)

2560
3

1920
141

1680
56

1603
1

1600
6

1440
79

1400
3

1366
11

1344
1

1280
122

1257
64

1205
1

1202
1

1170
1

1152
14

1140
1

1024
148

800
13

320
3

Totals

Width
Visitors

1024 or larger
653

less than 1024
16

Analysis
97.6% […]

By |October 22nd, 2009|Research, WERC|0 Comments

You Tube Policies

Background
This is a followup to https://lasota.engr.uaf.edu/2009/08/05/research-needed-into-policies-and-legalities/ and had  Sandra asked me to look into posting video on the web.
UAF Video now
CEM has already posted some student videos at  https://www.youtube.com/user/UAFEngineering. Other UA YouTube channels:

https://www.youtube.com/user/uaaengineering UAA engineering
https://www.youtube.com/user/uafairbanks more hip, better editing, recent videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/AlaskaSeaGrant
https://www.youtube.com/user/uafsom
https://www.youtube.com/user/uafcrs (showing actual inventions like the pinbone wizard)
https://www.youtube.com/user/iarcweb
https://www.youtube.com/user/permafrostvideo (tunnel man)
https://www.youtube.com/user/flovholm aurora vis and […]

By |October 5th, 2009|Research|0 Comments

Web UI Design Blog

https://theresaneil.wordpress.com/ and  https://designingwebinterfaces.com/posts

Good ideas.

By |August 17th, 2009|Research|0 Comments