ECU has partnered with Squiz Australia after selecting its MySource Matrix - Support Open Source CMS product - as our Web Content Management System, following an extensive evaluation of suitable CMS products in 2008.
MySource Matrix is available as both a GPL licensed product, or Supported Open Source, in which Squiz.com.au provide an application warranty product support via a Service Level Agreement (SLA) and an extensive range of professional services.
MySource Matrix's strong support for web standards has made it the most widely used CMS by Australian Government and its flexibility, functionality and support for Web2.0 tools have made it a popular choice across various industries in Australia.
Frequently asked questions
- How do ECU staff get an account within the WebCMS?
- Do I need to map a network drive like Web01?
- Who do I contact for help and support?
- Do I need special software?
- Is there training available?
- What is a template?
- Can I use Microsoft Word to create my web pages?
- What image types can I use in a web page?
- Can I place copyrighted materials on the web?
- Can I limit who can see documents on the web?
Staff are granted access to the WebCMS as part of the migration of their area's web pages into the WebCMS and will be required to complete specific training offered by Staff Development.
No. All editing with the ECU WebCMS is done via your web browser. You are free to use any of our SOE web browsers which are Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox 3, Apple Safari 4, or Apple Safari 5.
Experiencing problems developing your web pages? Your first point of call can be the Web Business Team. Alternatively, there may also be a senior web representative for your area that you may be able to seek assistance. The IT Service desk can assist with installing the required web browsers on your staff computer if they are not available.
No. The ECU WebCMS is a web browser based editing platform.You are free to use either Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox 3, Apple Safari 4, or Apple Safari 5.
The Web Business Team has, in conjunction with the Centre of Learning and Development, created an in-house training course (Web Content Authoring in the ECU WebCMS) to ensure that the training on offer is customised to our business needs. Information on training sessions and session times are available on the Staff Development webpage.
No. You should use the ECU WebCMS to create your web pages. If you need to place a document on the web you should either upload the word document itself or convert the document to Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format (preferred). In order to create PDF documents you will need to purchase Adobe Acrobat Professional. Consult the IT Service desk prior to purchase.
There are three types of images that can be used:
- GIF - for low colour graphics and basic animations;
- JPG - all photographic images. Does not support animations; ans
- PNG - for low colour graphics or photographic images. Does not support animations.
If ECU does not own the copyrighted materials you must obtain permission for their use first.
Contact your area's senior web representative for assistance in limiting access to materials. It is not recommended relying on the password protection in Microsoft Office or Adobe Acrobat documents alone to limit access to a document's content, as search engines will show contents of documents the index and can ignore the inbuilt document protection.