Wow. Once again, it’s been a long time between entries, but this time I have a valid excuse. I’ve been working my tailbones off now that the website conversion has finally moved out of the preparation stages and into full swing!
The first stage involves creating new versions of pages on the WOU website. These new pages end in .php instead of .html or .htm, because they are written in the PHP language. You may be relieved to know that PHP can have HTML freely mixed in with it, so you won’t have to learn a new language to work with these pages.
These pages will eventually become the real pages on the website, but for now, the original HTML pages are still there and are not being changed. Each department will be able to look at the new PHP pages and approve or change them before we make them live, and the HTML pages will still be kept in an archive folder for reference, at least for the first while.
The first parts of the website to be fully converted will be the admissions process pages, in other words those that prospective students need to see during the admissions process. The home page will also be updated; you’ve seen its new look for months now, and that won’t change much, but we have a lot to do “under the hood”, so to speak.
Stay tuned for more info!