Category: Content Management

 

 

What to do with Your Content Audit

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Open it. Please. This may seem obvious, but I find that many clients are so busy that they don’t even take the time to look at their content inventory and audit. Set aside 30-60 minutes, and read the recommendations and observations. Even if this is the only thing you do with the audit, it will ensure that we’re all on the same page when it comes to the high level overview of your content.

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Which Content to Migrate: Best Practices

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In any website redesign, one of the most important questions is always, "Which content should we migrate?" The answer for each of our clients is as varied as the content itself. But there are a few best practices I tend to recommend across the board. 

1. Look at Your Analytics

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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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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: Adding Additional Operations and Filter Options to the Content Administration Page

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If you have a large Drupal site with hundreds or even thousands of nodes, searching for content and/or making bulk changes can be challenging. A great module that can really help with these tasks is Administration Views.

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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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FINDING BALANCE: A BROADER VIEW WITH Information Architect and Content Strategist, Melissa Woodson

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Throughout 2015, we want to give you all the opportunity to get to know the Balance Interactive team and our clients a little better. To that end, we are introducing a monthly feature called “Finding Balance: A broader view with…” and will have either a Balance employee or a client featured "snapshot" of who they are and what inspires them. 

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