About this website
This website runs on Plone, a Python-based open-source content management system, specifically version 4.3. It heavily utilizes the Diazo theming engine, has Apache and HAProxy manning the gates, and uses Munin and Nagios for monitoring. It spends its cycles on an Ubuntu virtual machine running through Hyper-V on a Windows box somewhere on the UC Davis campus.
We enlisted a number of open-source products and utilities to handle the heavy lifting throughout the website, and are entirely grateful for the developers and designers who created them. Here's a list with links to their original sources:
- Dropdown Menu
Our back end loves 'em
Work in progress
- Plone Quick Upload
So. Many. Files.
We <3 SteveM!
Not sure where these came from, but they're great!
The backbone of any website! Being of the University of California, Davis, the majority of our type is either Futura or Georgia. If your shiny computer or mobile device doesn't have Futura already, it will be sent through the tubes of the interwebs by Typekit.
As any higher ed employee knows, you do what you can with the resources you've got! This website was made possible thanks to the hard work of the following individuals.
Debra Cheung is studying Design with a Visual Communications emphasis at UC Davis. She hasn't quite found her particular niche yet, but she really, really, really enjoys typography, illustration, graphics, photography & web design. Hopefully she'll get into children illustration (and spend hours drawing and going over every detail) or web design (and sit in front of the computer coding for long hours). Chocolate and Korean pop fancies her. And so do mustaches. Especially mustaches.
Environmentalist by degree and designer by passion, Calvin Doval graduated UC Davis with a B.S. in environmental policy analysis & planning. Not being satisfied in his major career goals, Calvin took to the book once again and taught himself design basics, HTML and CSS. After making a couple of websites from scratch he pursued this new found passion into a career position with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis. With a strong affinity for self-education, Calvin constantly seeks knowledge and self-improvement.