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    WebNet presentation and name change

    By Web and Mobile Services (WAMS) , on 19 January 2016

    For those of you who attended WebNet in December 2015 and those who couldn’t attend, please read the presentation used at WebNet.

    What is the presentation about?

    It covers the CMS project, website standards and the launch of our new ‘building-great-websites’ site.
    This site is for people who are building / going to build a website and outlines everything you need to think about before and during the build!

    1. WebNet December 2015 – Presentation (pdf)
    2. Building Great Websites

    Name change for WAMS

    Following a review of the former Learning Technology and Media Services (LTMS) teams in ISD, it has been decided to change the names of the individual teams
    from January 1st, 2016, to reflect more accurately what they do:

    1. Digital Media (formerly Creative Media Services)
    2. Digital Education (formely E-learning Environments or ELE)
    3. Digital Presence (formerly Web & Mobile Services or WAMS)

    There are no changes to email addresses such as and

    Please also look at our project page for the new CMS (Drupal)

    WebNet: autumn term meeting on 2 December

    By Clare Kennedy, on 13 November 2015

    You’re warmly invited to join Web & Mobile Services on Wednesday 2 December, 2-4 pm, at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, Room LG04 for this term’s WebNet meeting. Directions to the Institute of Education can be found at:

    Take part in a Q&A session about UCL’s new content management system, learn more about the Drupal feature roadmap and find out about the work being done to improve department and faculty websites.

    We will upload the meeting slides to the blog following WebNet and update our online CMS project FAQs to include questions covered during the meeting. Keep an eye on the WebNet category for further posts.

    No need to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there!

    WebNet presentation

    By Web and Mobile Services (WAMS) , on 22 June 2015

    Thanks to those that came to the WebNet meeting on June 18th.
    We have had a number of requests for the presentation and for those who came but would like to have another look, please visit the WAMS news page on the ISD website at


    Reminder – WebNet tomorrow June 18th

    By Web and Mobile Services (WAMS) , on 17 June 2015

    This is to remind you that tomorrow, Thursday June 18th,  between 12 and 2, WAMS is holding its termly WebNet meeting which this time is dedicated to a briefing about
    Indigo and Silva and the new CMS.

    The room is in the basement of the Cruciform building:

    LT2 Basement 404

    Feel free to bring your lunch.

    Hope to see you there!
    The WAMS team


    WebNet: Indigo and Silva Briefing

    By Web and Mobile Services (WAMS) , on 9 June 2015

    Come and find out more about Indigo – UCL’s website design pattern library – and how it works with Silva.

    The provisional programme is:

    The new CMS: what’s happening?
    What is Indigo?
    What is the difference between an Indigo Silva template and the existing corporate template?
    How easy is it to move my site to Indigo Silva?
    Is Silva editing different with Indigo?
    When can I start?

    No need to book.
    Venue: Cruciform Basement, B404 – LT2
    Date: Thursday 18 June 2015
    Time: 12.00 – 2.00pm


    Silva editing broken in Chrome

    By Joel Hardman, on 22 May 2015


    The fix has now been rolled out so editing should work in Chrome again – please hard refresh you page if you are still having problems (CTRL F5 / CMD F5)


    It looks like Chrome has recently updated and broken Silva editing – the save button doesn’t work.

    So please use Firefox to edit.



    Silva outage – Wed May 6th 2015

    By Web and Mobile Services (WAMS) , on 27 April 2015

    Dear Silva Editors,

    Outage – no editing – Wed May 6th between 5pm and 8pm

    Next week Wednesday between 17.00pm and 20.00pm there will be NO editing in Silva.

    Please pass this on to the relevant Chief Editors, Editors, and Authors.

    We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

    Best wishes,

    Web & Mobile Services

    Disabled publishing ‘in the future’

    By Web and Mobile Services (WAMS) , on 19 February 2015

    Dear Silva users,

    If there are any Silva Editors out there who have used a facility in Silva to put a future date when a certain page should be published,
    please take note: we have had to disable this particular feature.

    If you’re not sure what this means, you’ve probably never used used it… so ignore.

    If you have any questions regarding this, do email


    Web & Mobile Services

    Finding info for Silva CMS

    By Web and Mobile Services (WAMS) , on 5 February 2015

    Since we changed the ISD website, some of you may have found it hard to find guidance on how to do certain things in Silva.

    I’ve made some changes: you will find all the ‘how-to’ guides as before.

    You now also have information about what you can do in Silva and the training, manuals etc.



    By Web and Mobile Services (WAMS) , on 11 December 2014

    For those who attended WebNet on December 3rd, 2014, those who wanted to attend but couldn’t and also those who never thought of attending:

    1. LectureCast of WebNet December 3rd, 2014 – with speaker Dan Jackson (WAMS) and Paul Boag (Headscape) – 55 minutes.
    2. Paul Boag’s Digital Transformation for HE (pdf to download)
    3. User-testing website – to get users video-ed whilst testing
    4. Free user-testing website ‘Peek’ with generic tasks
    5. Crazy Egg website – to see where people click on your site
    6. Don’t make me think by Steve Krug – if you have time to read a short book…
    7. Hemingway App – to help you edit long paragraphs

    Paul Boag at WebNet 2014 at UCL