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Less is More — Removing left promo inheritance

September 25, 2013
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Over the summer we commissioned a usability study from Boston Interactive and have been implementing many of their recommendations.  One particularly telling observations concerns the efficacy of the left promos.  Boston Interactive correctly notes that although we’ve labeled them as calls to action they are not being clicked because they are being treated by end…

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Faculty/Staff Directory 3.0

September 5, 2013
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Web Services is pleased to launch the next iteration of the Faculty/Staff Directory.  The new version finally allows us to continue to use Banner as the source of data while at the same time to present departmental information in concordance with the College’s actual operations instead of its budget lines. Key changes include Non-abbreviated &…

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Drupal update scheduled

August 1, 2013
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Web Services will be updating our Drupal installation and many of its constituent modules Tuesday, August 6th @ 7:00 AM. This will result in a short amount of downtime for emerson.edu. Access to eCommon, eCampus and Canvas will not be affected.

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Emerson Live now accessible on iOS devices

April 4, 2013
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We are very pleased to announce that the conversion of Emerson Live from a Flash-based content delivery to an HTML5/Javascript/CSS one is now complete.  That effort coupled with Median’s device aware embedding allows all the rich video content in Emerson Live to be viewable on iOS devices (iPad,iPod, and iPhone). Check it out!  [and let…

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Integrating with Median

April 3, 2013
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To leverage Median’s supporting of iOS devices in its embedded player, we have changed all video calls to Median on emerson.edu to use the <iframe> method rather than the Flash Movie method.   Going forward please be sure to use the <iframe> method if you want to embed a video in your page (without using the…

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Unpublished Content Bug Fixed

February 20, 2013
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Unpublished Content Bug Fixed

We have just fixed a very serious bug that came out of our Drupal 7 migration: unpublished content was viewable by anonymous users. Thanks Trent Bagley for finding it! While we look for a long-term solution by working with the developer whose module is the root of the problem, if all revisions of a piece…

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Drupal Upgrade Scheduled for Monday, September 19th at 7:00AM

September 15, 2011
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We will be upgrading Drupal on Monday, September 19 at 7:00 am which requires us to take the site offline.  The site should be offline for no more than an hour. Please do not edit content after 5:00 pm on Friday, September 16.

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