|8/20/2014||Site archived and moved to github following the announcement of the early termination of the Oregon DQP project.|
|1/6/2014||Converted website to a responsive design over the last few months. Chrome Frame is no longer supported and so has been removed. The only part of the website that is not responsive, as of now, is the Spidergraphs. Those will be next.|
|7/15/2013||Added About DQP - On the Web page with a list of websites with more than a little info about DQP.|
|6/24/2013||Released Spidergraphs to Github.|
|5/24/2013||Added CAPTCHA to conference registration form to hopefully keep the spammers from adding nonsense registrations.|
|5/21/2013||Added 5/17/13 Video Conference video. Three different versions. .OGG and .MP4 for HTML5 browsers and a graceful fallback to YouTube for those unfortunate people still running Windows and Internet Explorer.|
|5/20/2013||Added work plan documents section to work plan view pages so you can see documents that were uploaded to support a particular institution's work plans. [example]|
|5/6/2013||Added the ability to make Spidergraph programs inactive, and remove courses from a particular program.|
|5/2/2013||Fixed a problem with the Spidergraph template where the footer information wasn't sticking to the bottom of the page in Firefox browsers.|
|4/25/2013||Consolidated Documents into a single page.|
|4/24/2013||Imported Spidergraph data from Lane's Banner software as well as CCWD's Webform application into the Spidergraph Courses table.|
|4/18/2013||Uploaded a Spidergraph How-To manual to the website.|
|4/12/2013||Added National DQP and Oregon DQP pages to make it easier to find both national and local resources.|
|4/9/2013||Completed (mostly) converting PDFs, sitewide, to be fully accessible. I say mostly because there are a few with funky problems I'm not sure how to fix. I'll keep trying though.|
|3/22/2013||Started Section 508 Accessibility testing. I was pointed to the Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool by WebAIM that will look at a web page and give you a list of errors and warnings. Seems to be pretty comprehensive. So far, so good, but it's going to take a while to get through the whole site.|
|3/18/2013||I was alerted to a problem with Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP throwing an error on the spidergraphs. Turns out that below IE9 there is no <canvas> tag which is used pretty heavily to display the spidergraphs. Go figure. IE doesn't work with something...|
|3/12/2013||Launched the Conference Registration and Administration sections on the website so that DQP conference information can be posted to the website and institutions can register to attend. Everything is automated, so attendees can add and change their registration information and DQP folks can run reports of attendees in Excel.|
|3/7/2013||Launched the new Spidergraph application which was converted from a beta Django application into PHP.|
|2/1/2013||Added upcoming 2/13/2013 Video Conference page to the website.|
|1/27/2013||Added the ability to create an admin report with all Workplan data in a single Excel spreadsheet.|
|1/25/2013||Added the ability to download the Workplan data as Microsoft Word 2010 .DOCX files.|
Moved all conference information to the new website. Also converted animated .gif slideshows to flash-based slideshows so they load faster and are easier to manage.
|1/10/2013||Set up In-Kind data input and graphing.|
|1/1/2013||Moved meeting adgenda and notes to new website.|
|12/15/2012||Redesigned oregondqp.lanecc.edu launched combining the old oregondqp.lanecc.edu/workplan (done in Django) and the public site.|
3rd Party Software
The 3rd party software and scripts used on the Oregon DQP website
Twitter Bootstrap: One of the most popular front-end frameworks and open source projects in the world. Basically, it's what makes the website shrink gracefully no matter what size screen you're looking at it with.
CBP Horizontal Menu: This is the main nav menu at the top of your screen. I replaced the original menu system because it was not responsive. This one shrinks gracefully and seems to work well.
Session-Based Flash Messages: Pop-up messages that display prompts and other messages on the website.
PHPWord: Used to create downloadable MS Word Reports in Word 2010 DOCX format.
PHPExcel: Used to create downloadable MS Excel reports in Excel XLS format.
jQuery Spidergraph: Used to create the spidergraph graphs in the reporting section of the website.
Google Charts: Used to dynamically display amounts of in-kind contributions toward the grant total of $510,000.
IconFinder.com: Icon search engine used to find various icons used on the DQP website. All icons used here are licensed "Free For Commercial Use".
The items below were on the original site, but are no longer used.
DC Megamenu: The main menu system used on the site.
jQuery Tab Slideout: The "Important Dates" tab on the left side of the screen.
FadeSlideshow: The slideshow used for photo slideshows in the conferences section. Modified to dynamically load photos from a specified folder.
Sitemap: I used a slightly modified version of a PHP sitemap utility by a developer named Gary White released in 2006. I say slightly modified because I had to tailor it to work for our specific needs, but it was a very good start.