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Adding Pages

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At long last!  We are relaxing the content creation guidelines to give you the ability to add your own pages so that you do not have to rely on/wait for Web Services to do it for you. The biggest concern…

Working with Drupal’s Image Field

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If you are not an ELA user, please read on…. We’ve changed the way that pages on emerson.edu process (the vast majority of) images so that we can ensure a true responsive experience for our users. Where before you needed…

Working with Advanced Layouts

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Following the reskinning of emerson.edu & the challenges we experienced working with the more advanced editor templates, we elected to move several features from the editor to be managed in Drupal itself. We created 3 new types of content Accordion…

Changes to emerson.edu URL and site structure

Concurrent with the plans to re-skin emerson.edu with a mobile-first design, Web Services plans to make several structural changes to emerson.edu to address long-standing issues with usability and search-engine optimization.. When we launched the current iteration of the site, we…

Posting events to the campus calendar and other publicity

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Happy 2016! A new semester is almost upon us. Surely your department, office, or student organization has a lot of exciting events planned. Get the word out by posting yours on the Events calendar. Here’s a refresher: to submit an event…

Editorial Style Guide now online

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Need to know the difference between an alumnus and an alumna, or can’t  quite remember whether it’s the Boston Common or Commons? You can easily find out because Emerson’s Editorial Style Guide is now online! There’s an A-Z index so you can…

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…