Important Terms for CMS Users
Listed here are all important, often used or technical terms related to the Kenyon CMS. In the Usergroup Notes these terms have been bolded and linked for easy reference.
In a browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape, FireFox, Safari, etc), the Address Bar is where you enter URLs (and sometimes search terms) to let the browser know what web page to go to. The Address Bar is usually at the top of your browser window.
CMS stands for "Content Management System". A CMS is a systen of programs and storage used to organize a website's text, images and multimedia. Kenyon's CMS is provided by Ingeniux and is available through http://cms.kenyon.edu/publisher/.
The Ingeniux CMS has three main parts, the tool-bar, content store and edit panel. The content store appears on the left of your screen and contains all the files that you can see and/or edit.
Content Store symbols
- A plus sign (+) or right-pointing arrow indicates that there are more files to see under the folder or file that has the + symbol listed next to it. Click on the + once or the file name twice to see the list of files underneath.
- A minus sign (-) or down-pointing arrow appears in place of the + symbol after you click to see the sub-listing of files. Clicking on the - symbol hides those files (only from you) and returns the + symbol to its place.
- The color yellow indicates that a file or folder is checked out (some of the yellows used are very light and may be hard to see on your monitor)
The CMS' Edit Panel appears to Windows users on the right of your screen, and to Mac users on the left when you are logged in.
This is where you will edit your pages.
Hyperlinks are better known by their shortened form "links". A hyperlink is a bit of text, a picture or other object that can take you to another web page. Most often you use a hyperlink by clicking on it, but some specialty browsing tools use links with the press of a special button or by voice command.
The hyperlink is the heart of the World Wide Web as it allows us to move from place to place in a simple way -- think of how much different the web experience would be if we had to type out the address of every page we visitied!
A keyword is any word important to the meaning of your document. It is also a special type of "meta" or information tag containing these special words. Keyword meta tags used to be highly important to internet search engines, though now few use them.
Generally, the number of pixels displayed per inch in an image. The higher the resolution, the clearer the image. Computer monitors and TV screens display at about 72 pixels per inch (ppi), and this is the proper resolution to use when creating web graphics. A printed document at a screen resolution of 72ppi is usually of very bad quality as the "dots" from the printing process are still visible.
Print resolution is often labeled "dots per inch" (dpi), and may or may not be the same value as the ppi, depending on the program and printer being used. "dpi" refers specifically to the number of ink dots per inch in the printed image. So it's possible to print a 72 ppi image at 300 dpi and it's also possible to print a 300ppi image at 72 dpi. Both will probably look pretty bad.
The good news is that, when working with the CMS, you need only worry about values in ppi.http://www.kenyon.edu/x603.xml", the x-number is x603. This is used in the CMS in all kinds of places, such as in linking and in the "Go to Page" search box.