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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

New Collection #1 Data Breach - is your information at risk?

tidBiTS

Posted: January 23, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Security , Tips and Tricks , General Interest , IT Security Alerts , Design Desk


Earlier this month, a large collection of credential stuffing lists (combinations of email addresses and passwords used to hijack accounts on other services) was discovered being distributed on a popular hacking forum. The data contained almost 2.7 billion records including 773 million unique email addresses alongside passwords those addresses had used on other breached services. This aggregate mass of credentials called ‘Collection #1’ has been prominent in the news lately. ITS...

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Design the next myUNB Portal Banner

ITS

Posted: April 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community , General Interest , Design Desk


Looking for a fun and creative way to leave your mark on UNB? Why not break out your artistic side and create a new design for the myUNB Portal banner! ITS wants your help sprucing up the myUNB Portal banner with some new designs. From flowers and trees, to cityscapes, to fun and funky patterns, we want you to get creative and come up with something wonderful that all your fellow UNB’ers will enjoy. As long as your design meets our guidelines and is submitted by May 31, 2016, it will be...

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Responsive new look for tidBiTS

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Posted: January 6, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest , Design Desk , Our Community


TidBiTS received a facelift! Over the holidays, tidBiTS received a crisp new design so you can enjoy tidBiTS even more. If you’re on the go, visit tidBiTS on your mobile device and our blog will automatically resize to appropriately fit your screen, removing the hassle of trying to manually resize it yourself. Let us know what you think of our new look – send your feedback to tidbits@unb.ca.

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Display images in MS Excel 2013

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Posted: August 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Design Desk , General Interest


Looking for new ways to add images to your data in MS Excel 2013? You can prevent your data from appearing too cluttered by having images appear only when your mouse hovers over the cell that contains them. Just following these 6 six easy steps to learn how. Freshen up your Excel worksheets and present data even easier with images.

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A simple way to remove an image s background colour within MS Word

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Posted: March 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Design Desk , Tips and Tricks


Trying to remove the background colour from a  logo so you can use it in a document or email? Microsoft Word  has an easy way to get rid of the background of a simple image without using an elaborate photo editing program. (Note: instructions were written using Word 2010 and may vary slightly for Word 2013 or Word 2011 for Mac) 1. Paste the desired logo into Word. 2. Click on the image, and then click on the Format tab under Picture Tools. 3. To remove the background of your image...

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myUNB Portal - Let us know what you think

ITS

Posted: November 5, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest , Design Desk


ITS will soon be replacing the myUNB Portal with a new solution, but before we do, we need your help. We have developed a short survey for you to let us know what you think of the current myUNB Portal, the different ways you use it, and how you think it could be more useful.  Your feedback will not only help us design the new myUNB, but also help guide any future enhancements and features in the portal to come. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey (login required)  The survey will...

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The importance of HTML headings

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Posted: December 18, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest , Design Desk


When designing a webpage, most put plenty of attention on the content to make it stand out and accessible to all. One important component to this that many people over look, however, are HTML headings. HTML headings not only help your webpages stand out more but also help readers and those with visual impairment better understand your website. The next time you’re designing a webpage, keep the following in mind: • The most important use of HTML headings - Accessibility. Assistive technologies...

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Create Pages with Visual Impact

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Posted: October 16, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Design Desk


We've all heard the saying - a photo is worth a thousand words. But do you want a thousand good words or a thousand not-so-good words? That's the difference between a photo or image that's just thrown up onto a website and one that is carefully selected and edit. As part of the UNB web refresh, Information Technology Services (ITS) is working closely with Communications & Marketing to help faculties and departments find, select and use the best photos possible for their web pages. This work...

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Graphic Request Lingo

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Posted: September 25, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Design Desk


Ever wonder what to label a request for a new image for your UNB website? There are many types of images used within the UNB website, such as a Billboard image, homepage story images, page banners, a carousel image, and images that fall under the side navigation ( sidenav large and small ) To make sure we all call image requests the exact same thing, refer to the images below. The next time you send an image request to ITS’s webops team, please be sure to give the image you want designed the...

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Problems Printing the UNB website with Firefox

ITS

Posted: September 20, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks , Design Desk


With the latest version of Firefox (23.0.1), users have indicated that there was an issue when printing UNB webpages. When you go to print (File>Print), there is an option selected that must be turned off, the "Ignore Scaling and Shrink to Fit Page Width" should be un-selected (by default it is turn on). Click on the check mark to un-select it (there should be NO check mark). You only have to do this process once. Pages will now print fine. No other web browsers need to be adjusted to print...

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Useful on the Internet

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Posted: June 2, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks , Design Desk , Geek Speak


Not even Stumbleupon can find all the gold out there in the millions of Internet pages, so we've asked our own intrepid staff to find gold in the hills (so to speak). Answering the call this time is Ben Steeves, our Manager of Application Development and Analysis here at ITS. Everyone knows about how Google Docs and LiveOffice let you do "the office thing" on-line, but here are a few free web-based tools that let you create, edit, and share more specialized document types: www.writemaps.com...

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