University Web Pages
NOTE: The pages in this section are presented for historical value and as such
some links no longer exist.
Computer Services first World Wide Web server installed on campus was in March 1995
on the Academic Computer System the Hewlett Packard 9000 850. The
NCSA web server was installed on the HP9000. The following link represents
the first home page for www.cameron.edu designed by Greg Duncan:
Cameron University's First Home Page
In August of 1995 I redesigned the University's Web Page:
Cameron University's Second Home Page
Cameron's first two home pages, March and August, were designed by myself. To
keep it in the family my wife Julie Duncan designed the third university home
page. Julie was hired by Computer Services in August of 1995. Her major
job function on campus was web maintenance and web instruction.
Cameron University's Third Home Page
Interest in the Web had reached to the upper levels of the university administration and a web committee was formed. The web committee's job was to determine
a new look and structure for the university pages. The committee looked at the University page, School page, Department page and Faculty/Staff page. Recommendations were made to the provost. The current web structure, implemented November 1995, is a result of the Web Committee's recommendation:
Julie Duncan implemented the main top level pages. A number of
departments started maintaining their own pages. The web committee was disbanded after the pages went into effect.
In August of 1996 the university's main page and a number of other university
pages underwent a facelift. A new button bar was added as well as a number of
new features such as a local web page search and a faculty/staff/student web search page. The main push of the new pages was to let everyone know about
Festival III "Science Technology and the 21st Century". A number of pages
were added to celebrate Festival III.
Cameron University's Fourth Home Web Page
The University's fifth facelift was put in place in August of 1997. Julie Duncan implemented
a new sleek design in this version. The background graphic was removed opting for a clean white background.
Cameron University's Fifth Home Web Page
The University's sixth facelift was put in place in August of 1999. Julie Duncan
incorporated the new Festival 2000 logo into the design. The pages have evolved into a sleek
design providing easy access to Cameron information.
Cameron University's Sixth Web Page
Cameron University's Seventh Web Page
After several years implementing the new enrollment system with its own web server the main
Cameron page was redesigned in the fall of 2003. The new design goes back to school colors, black and gold.
The site also goes from static html documents to dynamic content based in a database.
A web content management system called WebGUI is used.
WebGUI is an open source web management system. This new design went into effect during Spring
Break (March 2004).
Cameron University's Eighth Web Page
Starting in January 2007 a backup web server was set up to start the implementation of a new
version of WebGUI. Going from version 5.5.8 up to 7.3.21 several incremental versions of WebGUI had
to be installed. At each version bugs had to be worked out then the next incremental version of
Each web site on the web server also had to be updated to the same version of WebGUI.
The operating system on the two web servers www.cameron.edu and www2.cameron.edu was
updated to Red Hat ES4. The new look was developed by the company FairIsaac in Tulsa.
In May of 2007 we switched to a new UNIX based enrollment system. Implementing the enrollment system
consumed a large part of the time in the first half of 2007.
Once the enrollment system went live time was concentrated on the new web design.
The actual implementation of the design into WebGUI was done in house. All development and implementation
of the new design was done on our backup web server. On August 2, 2007 at 12:30pm the switch
was made over to the back up web server as our main web server.
Cameron University's Ninth Web Page