Author Archive for Jason Beals

Less is More — Removing left promo inheritance

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…

Faculty/Staff Directory 3.0

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…

Drupal update scheduled

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…

Emerson Live now accessible on iOS devices

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…

Integrating with Median

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…

Unpublished Content Bug Fixed

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We have just fixed a very serious bug that came out of our Drupal 7 migration: unpublished content was viewable by anonymous users.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…