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About This Web Site – Feature Additions

Improvements to the Online Class Schedule

June 9, 2010

The current list of classes page on the College website has been updated and modified to help improve performance and speed and to make it much easier and faster to view information you have previously viewed. After viewing a particular set of courses, that information will be cached within your browser to make it easy and quick to return to that list. Read more…


Workforce Solutions Home Page Improvements

May 10, 2010

Today, a slightly new version of the home page of the Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education (WSCE) website was unveiled. While the new home page does appear any different than the previous version, the way it functions in the background has changed significantly.

When visiting the WSCE home page, clicking on the links for any of the three promotional items will load the full text of the selected item. Then, you can either click the “Close this story and return to the home page” link or you can simply use the “back” button in your browser to return to the standard home page. Read more…


Full RSS Feed Now Available for News Releases

April 7, 2010

The RSS (really simple syndication) feed for Lord Fairfax Community College news releases and media advisories has been updated to include the full content of each item. Previously, the items in the feed were truncated to 500 characters. Read more…

Filed under: Feature Additions ariddle @ 12:32 pm

College Home Page Updated

March 30, 2010

The main promotional area of the LFCC home page has been updated. Transitions between promotional items should now be smoother and more attractive. In addition, some back-end modifications were made to help speed up the entire Web site and increase performance.

On the home page, the carousel of promotional thumbnails still functions as it previously did. However, when you click on one of those thumbnails, the current promotional item will fade out and the  new promotional item will fade in once it is fully loaded.

In addition, some of the javascript and CSS used throughout the Web site has been optimized and combined where appropriate to help speed up the amount of time it takes to load a new page on the site.

Filed under: Backend Enhancements,Feature Additions ariddle @ 12:03 pm

Convert Web Pages to PDF

Feb. 17, 2010

The LFCC Web site now includes the ability to convert pages on the site to PDF. Wherever you see the PDF icon in the top right corner of the page, you can now click on it to open a PDF version of the page you’re currently viewing. You can then save the PDF, e-mail it to friends, family and colleagues or print the PDF file.

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Online Course Schedule Improvements

Nov. 24, 2009

Based on feedback received over the last few weeks, the interactive online schedule of courses has been updated to include several improvements. Following is a list of enhancements implemented within that application. In addition to the changes listed below, the overall speed and performance of the schedule has increased, with the groundwork laid to add additional performance enhancements in the near future. Read more…


Links to Individual Employees

Nov. 9, 2009

Two new features have been added to the employee directory:

  1. The name of each employee within his or her entry in the directory is now a link, allowing users to click and visit the contact information for an individual employee.
  2. Where applicable, the “alternative contact” for each employee now links to the directory entry for that alternative contact, making it easier for visitors to contact alternates when the desired employee is not available.

These changes will make it easier for visitors to use the employee directory, and also allow the webmaster to begin linking to individual employees throughout the Web site (rather than repeating contact information throughout).


Contact Information Added to Course Descriptions

Sept. 1, 2009

Contact information has been added to the lists of course descriptions. Now when you view the list of course descriptions for a specific discipline, a list of faculty members will appear on the left side of the page. The list of faculty members is based on the information provided in the “disciplines taught” section of the employee directory. For instance, if you view the list of biology courses offered at the College, you will also see a list of the faculty members who indicated in their employee directory entries that they teach biology.


Static Promotional Buttons on the Home Page

Sept. 1, 2009

The home page of the College Web site has been formatted to allow six static promotional items in the bottom left area, rather than the four that were previously displayed. In addition, the colors of the home page and the list of recent news releases have been improved. Read more…


 

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