April 7, 2011

Check now to prevent website problems later

by Diana Pounds

When the switch to a redesigned university homepage occurs early this summer, it's possible that problems like broken images and messy layouts will appear on some units' web pages.

The problems will show up on sites that link to images (like the ISU nameplate) and layout instructions (stylesheets) that are located on www.iastate.edu. Those images and stylesheets should have been moved to the units' own web space when their sites were built, but that step may have been overlooked.

Fortunately, web developers have a couple of months to check their sites and fix problems. The switch to a new homepage will occur in early June.

Here are detailed instructions on checking your site for potential problems and correcting them.