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  • Cloning. Cloning. Cloning.

    Cloning. Cloning. Cloning.

    01 Jan 2017

    Tired of starting from scratch whenever you want to create a new asset? Cloning a similar one is your ultimate shortcut—and here’s ho...
  • How to set up tabs on a web page

    How to set up tabs on a web page

    27 Feb 2018

    You’ve seen them on other pages of the website and they are great for displaying information in an ordered way. If you’d like to crea...
  • Setting multiple assets live with one click

    Setting multiple assets live with one click

    01 Jan 2017

    Here’s your guide to the shortcut that lets you update the status of your page AND all its images, files or child pages....
  • The Linking screen and what it does

    The Linking screen and what it does

    27 Feb 2018

    The Linking screen is a very useful tool that allows you to manipulate your assets within Squiz....
  • Get the Squads: FAQ

    Get the Squads: FAQ

    01 Jan 2017

    Agile marketing squads are rolling out across the university’s faculties and offices right now, and each one includes a dedicated digital r...
  • Moving files in Squiz

    Moving files in Squiz

    07 Oct 2018

    You're cruising the website and you've found some files or images in the wrong location. You'd like to move them to somewhere more logical - but ...
  • Time to put out the trash

    Time to put out the trash

    07 Oct 2018

    We're upgrading to a new version of Squiz next week and some of the things you can do will change. The new version will help you to clean up your...
  • Images: what size, what format?

    Images: what size, what format?

    26 Feb 2019

    Size and format are the dress code your images must follow when they go up on Squiz. Like a guy in shorts and thongs at a non-beach wedding, gett...
  • Make sure your web pages end up on the Nice List

    Make sure your web pages end up on the Nice List

    18 Dec 2018

    The holiday season is well and truly here, along with its various inevitabilities—last-minute shopping, over-eating, Michael Bublé, and a p...
  • What web browser should you use, and why it shouldn’t be Internet Explorer.

    What web browser should you use, and why it shouldn’t be Internet Explorer.

    01 Jan 2017

    Good old Internet Explorer, you’re like the Netscape Navigator that never went away. I don’t want to come across as the cranky old ma...
  • Images and copyright

    Images and copyright

    01 Jan 2017

    Great photos can add enormous impact to a website. Using authentic and original images can help tell an important story about student, academic o...
  • How to write good metadata

    How to write good metadata

    08 Oct 2018

    The metadata you write has a direct impact on traffic coming to your web pages. The purpose of metadata is to clearly and concisely describe the ...
  • Changes to website publishing

    Changes to website publishing

    07 Oct 2018

    The way content is published on the Macquarie University website is changing. By the middle of 2019, publication of any new or changed content wi...
  • Viewing changes to your web page

    Viewing changes to your web page

    05 Oct 2018

    Did you know that you can see what changes have been made to the content of a web page when you're working in safe edit mode?...
  • Resizing images within the Edit interface

    Resizing images within the Edit interface

    27 Aug 2018

    Recent upgrades now make it possible to resize an image directly within the Squiz Edit+ interface. You can create dynamic or custom image sizes f...
  • Replacing an old image in Squiz

    Replacing an old image in Squiz

    29 Aug 2018

    If you’ve got an out-of-date image or document on your webpage here’s how you can update it easily....
  • Why mobile-friendliness matters

    Why mobile-friendliness matters

    28 Aug 2018

    How many of us use our smartphones to do a quick Google search? Or read an interesting article on our favourite news site, whilst on the train? P...
  • Embedding videos in Squiz correctly

    Embedding videos in Squiz correctly

    13 Jul 2018

    Videos have a compelling way of captivating your audience and fostering engagement, ultimately giving you more online exposure. Have you got a gr...
  • Creating news and events in Squiz

    Creating news and events in Squiz

    19 Jul 2018

    Does your area of the university have news you can’t wait to showcase? Perhaps you have an upcoming event that you would love people to reg...
  • How to clear your cache in a browser

    How to clear your cache in a browser

    16 Jul 2018

    Have you ever noticed that sometimes after creating some fabulous new content on your webpage, you go to view it in your browser and none of your...
  • Benefits of using Squiz

    Benefits of using Squiz

    19 Jun 2018

    Squiz Matrix is the CMS used by Macquarie University to manage internal and external facing web content....
  • Right columns

    Right columns

    08 Jun 2018

    A lot of the pages on our website show things like contact information and quick links in a box in the right-hand column. Learn how you can use r...
  • Linking to other assets within our website

    Linking to other assets within our website

    29 May 2018

    You can avoid the problems of broken links on your web pages by making sure that you link to other pages or documents by using their asset IDs ra...
  • FAQ - why aren’t my images and documents showing up?

    FAQ - why aren’t my images and documents showing up?

    03 May 2018

    Are you rattling your brains as to why your images and documents aren’t showing up on your webpage? You’ve attended the Squiz trainin...
  • Accordions – when to use them

    Accordions – when to use them

    02 May 2018

    Accordions are a perfect way of making content heavy pages appear less daunting. Find out exactly what accordions are and learn how to add them t...
  • Short URLs – what, why, when and how to use them?

    Short URLs – what, why, when and how to use them?

    02 May 2018

    It’s never fun when you can’t find a website you’ve visited because you can’t remember the ridiculously long URL that go ...
  • Uploading and finding assets in Squiz

    Uploading and finding assets in Squiz

    22 Mar 2018

    There may be a time when you need to upload an image or file to your webpage. To do so it is important to understand how uploading and finding as...
  • SEO 101: What it is and how can you use it?

    SEO 101: What it is and how can you use it?

    23 Mar 2018

    So, what exactly is SEO?SEO (search engine optimisation) is the process of enhancing the visibility of a website on a search engine's (e.g: Googl...
  • Caching explained

    Caching explained

    23 Mar 2018

    Have you made changes to a webpage but the changes didn’t reflect on your site straight away?Welcome to the world of caching....
  • Resizing images

    Resizing images

    27 Feb 2018

    Need to upload images to your webpage? Make sure your images are the correct size and are optimised for the web....
  • Logging into Squiz in three steps

    Logging into Squiz in three steps

    27 Feb 2018

    Logging into Squiz is easy-peasy. Here are three quick steps to get logged in:...
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