The SIUE Web Management features a wealth of information about various web tools, tips and tricks, tutorials and information for SIUE's Cascade Server and personal web space users.
Hannon Hill's Cascade Server is SIUE's content management system for web pages.
Cascade is completely web based. All Cascade site changes/updates will be done through your web browser.
For more information and numerous tutorials, tips and tricks, visit Hannon Hill's extensive Cascade Server Knowledge Base website: http://www.hannonhill.com/kb/index.html
If you want to move your department's website into the Cascade CMS, click on the "Getting Started" link in the upper left column. No HTML knowledge is required to update your Cascade pages. However, a two-hour training session is required before you can begin updating your Cascade pages. Click on the "Sign-up for Cascade Training" link in the upper left column to sign up for your training session.
If you need to access your Luminis pages, you can still access Luminis by clicking the link below:
To view your Luminis pages in a browser (and compare them to the actual live page), use the http://oitmpu11.isg.siue.edu/ prefix.
For example: http://oitmpu11.isg.siue.edu/its/index.shtml
When browsing and clicking links within the site, always make sure you are browsing the Luminis page by checking to make sure http://oitmpu11.isg.siue.edu is included in the URL. If that is NOT in the URL, you are browsing the current live page from Cascade. Another way to differentiate between the Luminis page and the Cascade page is by comparing the header and footer on the page (the new header/footer design has a much different look than the old header/footer design).
Do you want to paste the contents of a Word document in one of your Cascade pages?
Are you frustrated that you have to paste as plain text and then reformat everything (bullets, bold text, links, etc) in Cascade?
Give this a try:
Convert Word Documents to Clean HTML
Just paste the contents of your Word document into the this converter and it will spit out clean HTML to then copy and paste in the HTML source editor of your Cascade page.
It may work perfect for you, or it may need a few tweaks after it is in Cascade, but either way it should save you a lot of work with reformatting.
Another option is, of course, to convert your Word document to a .pdf file, import the .pdf file and then simply link to it.
Your call on which option you want to use.
Microsoft Office 2010 includes a new tool for Word, Excel and PowerPoint called the Accessibility Checker, which you can use to check your document for any issues that might make it challenging for a user with a disability. To learn more, see Accessibility Checker.
If you are wanting to link to something that has a very long URL (in the hundreds of characters) this may cause an issue with Cascade. The Cascade linking action tends to break when extremely long URL's are used as links. To get around this Cascade limitation, we recommend the use of a URL shortener.
You can use Google's URL Shortener here: http://goo.gl
Just paste your long URL in the field and click the "Shorten" button. It will generate a short URL for you to use instead of the long one. The URL is displayed to the right of the "Shorten" button. Just copy this and use it as the URL in Cascade.
You can login when you create short URL's and it will save them in your account for you to reference later.