Category: CMS

Using the Best of the Web for Responsive Design: Suzy, Gulp, and Breakpoint – Part 2

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In the previous blog post in this series, we talked about why we use Susy to handle our flexible grid layout. Part 2 discusses using Gulp for Image Optimization.

Image Optimizing

You can have a flexible grid system, but if your media assets are not optimized for screen size, your design isn’t completely responsive. Optimization include:

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Using the Best of the Web for Responsive Design: Suzy, Gulp, and Breakpoint – Part 1

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How your website looks on different devices has become a high priority topic of any organization especially now that Google has made the “mobile-friendliness” of a site part of a sites ranking and has used traditional desktop size elements such as Adobe Flash content or horizontal scrolling actually hurt ranking.

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Why Audience-Based Navigation is Almost Never a Good Idea

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Never say never, right? And in the case of audience-based navigation, I certainly don't . . . but I almost always do.

Unless you have distinct audiences that will never have content that overlaps, it's both confusing for users and burdensome for administrators. 

Here's the case for leaving audience labels out of your navigation: 

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What the heck is H5P?

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Quote from the h5p.org website: “H5P enables existing CMSs and LMSs to create richer content. With H5P, authors may create and edit interactive videos, presentations, games, advertisements and more. Content may be imported and exported. All that is needed to view or edit H5P content is a web browser.”

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You and Your Agency: 5 tips to stop dating and put a ring on it!

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  1. Share what makes you feel vulnerable in the beginning

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Have you heard? Drupal 8 is here...

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The web is undergoing a massive re-architecture, driven by the explosion of mobile devices and applications, the requirement to deliver personalized experiences to every customer, and the demands on organizations to embrace digital transformation.

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Demystifying Team Site Building

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"Man, I wish we could track changes on Drupal configurations!" This was the thought that came to mind on a recent upgrade from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 where we learned some important lessons about all the different configuration changes our clients make to their site on a regular basis. We had a process in place to capture all the new and changed content on the site, but totally missed content that had been deleted or menu changes that happened, so we needed to adjust our process. 

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Tech Tuesday: Drupal for Newbies: Terms, Tips, Tricks and much more!

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When I first learned to use Drupal as a content management system, I thought I was never going to get it. While drupal.org is a great technical resource, it can be pretty intimidating when you’re a new Drupal user looking to learn the basics. To help navigate your new CMS, take a look at this quick Drupal glossary. It covers a few common terms so that any new user can learn the system without being bogged down in technical jargon.

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10 reasons why I will leave your website in 10 seconds

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What makes people press the back button shortly after visiting your website? Why do they bail out so quickly? And what can you do about it?

It’s not easy creating a beautiful, brilliant user experience on your website, and the reality is that most sites have issues of one kind or another. But keep an eye open for the following – often avoidable – negative factors and try to eliminate them to avoid creating the wrong impression.

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The Integration Challenge: Connecting Your AMS with your CMS

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Most associations today use robust association management systems (AMS) to manage their membership database. In addition to providing member contact information, an AMS can process payments for dues or events, manage event registrations and member communication, and maintain information on committee memberships and data files. 

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