Not sure what CWIS and Plone are?
If you need Web help but you're not sure what the Corporate/Campus Wide Information System (CWIS) or Plone Content Management System (Plone CMS) are - or if you just want to talk to a Web expert then the following advice should help...
- The Corporate/Campus Wide Information System (CWIS)
- The Plone Content Management System (Plone CMS)
- I want to talk to a Web expert before I decide what to do
The CWIS is the older HTML based system on which the University has had the majority of its web content since 1994. Most departments will at some point have had or still have a web presence on the CWIS.
If you know your site is updated using MS Frontpage, Macromedia Dreamweaver or Adobe Contribute and the web address is of the form www.le.ac.uk/departmentname or www.le.ac.uk/officename then it is likely it is an old style CWIS site.
CWIS sites are also characterised by having a single web maintainer who uses an IT Services Individual or Departmental web account to access and update it. Examples of sites still in the CWIS system are:
Does this sound like your site? If it does, then we have a support site aimed specifically for people still using the old HTML system and it's called the CWIS Web Centre. If you are still not sure then please contact the Web Team for further assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Plone CMS is the new website creation and management tool that the University introduced to replace the CWIS - and onto which all web content will eventually migrate.
Plone is characterised by its ease of use, a devolved model of ownership and as a browser based technology it requires nothing more than a simple browser and internet connection to use - even if you are editing. Web addresses of Plone sites tend to start with www2 rather than www.
Sites built in Plone still require an overall maintainer who has strategic responsibility for the site's development but editing permissions can be shared with as many people as you like within reason.
Examples of sites in Plone are:
If you are looking to develop a site in Plone then please talk to the webteam as a first point of call - email@example.com.
If all you really want to do is talk to someone first before you make your mind up about what support you may or may not need then please contact the Web Team - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Web Team have expertise in all kinds of areas relating to the web including site architecture and planning, usability and accessibility, visual design and imagery and writing for the web.