Monthly Archives: February 2014

Access to web test server from off campus

Dear Web publishers,

A minor change has been made which may affect the minority of publishers who edit web content on whilst off campus.

If you receive any 403 error messages:

  • Please contact so that the volume of affected staff can be monitored
  • Arrange for any modified web content to made from on campus

Our apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Best Wishes
Departmental Web Solutions

Information Services
01227 (82)4851

Web-server storage approaching its limit

Dear web publishers,

Please note that the webserver is currently running at 90% storage capacity and Departmental Web Solutions would like to ask for your assistance in bringing this down.

A good clearing out of any website is essential to ensure server performance is high, and websites are easily maintainable for yourself and future web publishers within your department. Could you please spend an hour of your time looking through your websites and removing any files that are no longer required, particularly focusing on the following:

  • Deletion of “/old” folders that are no longer needed on both www-test and www-live (if you are not comfortable with deleting files on live, please contact us).
  • Deletion of “/Archive” folders that are no longer needed on both www-test and www-live.
  • Transfer of any videos to the video streaming server.
  • Transfer of any learning related materials to Moodle where appropriate
  • Ensure all images are in a web friendly JPG format.

As usual we recommend that all publishers first make a copy of their files (on to dvd/external disk) before deletion. We can also provide a link check report for your site upon request.

In addition file organisation is essential to providing clear URLs for users:

  • All images should be stored within a designated images folder
  • All documents should be stored within a designated documents folder
  • Files and folders should not have any spaces or capital letters. For example, “MA in Psychology” should be “ma-in-psychology.html”

If you need help, or would like to discuss your web requirements, Web Solutions will be happy to assist and can be contacted on ext: 4851 or

For more tips and advice please see our Kent on the Web Knowledgebase.

Best Wishes

Departmental Web Solutions

Launch of the new Athena Swan website

Dear web publishers,

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Athena Swan website.

The University has recently joined, and committed to, the principles of the Athena Swan Charter. The Athena Swan Charter was launched in June 2005 and is a scheme which recognises excellence in higher education employment practices in the subjects of Science, Engineering and technology.

The website reflects this commitment by delivering a Chronos flavour which provides a sense of individuality whilst still staying true to the University of Kent brand. This is particularly evident in the uniquely designed snippets that take inspiration from the curves of the national Athena Swan logo. A full page case studies snippet has also been developed to showcase photos of featured University of Kent women in the Sciences.

Please visit to see the final product.

Kindest regards,

Web Solutions

Information Services
(01227 82)4851

Changes to University of Kent search

Dear web publishers,

The University of Kent search page will be undergoing some maintenance work on Tuesday 4th of February which will result in some minor changes to the way the service allocates resource to the indexing of pages.

The Kent website will only be indexed by our search facility daily. When publishing, please be aware that it may take up to 24 hours before your pages are searchable via

If you have any questions please feel free to contact