After 13 years with ANR, IT Manager Karl Krist is leaving to take a position with Foundation Plant Services at UC Davis. Karl was hired at ANR in 2000 to create the first Site Builder. Before then, all county websites were built separately, lacked any unifying appearance, and were difficult to update by county staff.
It took Karl about six months to create the original Site Builder and begin rolling it out to counties.
"I was adding one or two counties per month," Karl told me this morning. "I made sure Site Builder worked for people by following up constantly with them. Any issues or needs were dealt with immediately."
In 2000, Site Builder was far from the full-featured content management system we...
On Friday, December 13, 2013, the ANR Survey and Registration tool was spammed by an outside entity. The page they targeted includes a routine that sends confirmation emails to people who complete the credit card payment process embedded in the survey tool.
The outside entity was blocked, and additional layers of security have been added to this page to prevent it from happening in the future.
No credit card information is accessible from this page, or our database. This information is processed separately by UC Davis, and our application merely receives confirmation when a payment is successfully made. No credit card information was compromised.
We apologize for any concern or confusion caused by this incident....
After serving the division for five years, Alex Zangeneh-Azam is leaving the Web Action Team. Alex has had his hand in the design of just about every web application created or refreshed since he arrived. He's also been our main customer service support person for Site Builder, Surveys, Blogs, Collaborative Tools and most recently, Adobe Connect.
Alex's cool temperament has earned him a great deal of praise over the years, and his departure will be felt by all of those he has assisted.
If you'd like to send Alex a note, his last day will be February 22, 2013. After that, he will be moving to his new PROGRAMMING position at UC Davis. After stewing in the web cave for the past five years, Alex has finally morphed...
- Author: Alex Zangeneh-Azam
Imagine a blog. With fifty questions. No, make that one hundred and fifty questions. And you have to shift the questions around. Then imagine the arrows... click, click click, tick, tock, tick... that can take a little time. You sweat. You get flustered. You only have three minutes left before deadline and...
You've just entered the survey zone.
Fortunately, we have a few remedies for you. By now you have encountered the "up and down" arrows. The can indeed be a pain, especially if you have to move a question above ten others:
Ugh... how many clicks will that take!?
First option: The numerical order