DECEMBER 2020

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Empowering site managers to make the best McGill websites

 

 

Webform security updates

To increase the security of the data we collect on webforms, some changes are being made to how that data is handled. In early 2021, form submissions will have a 30-day maximum retention period to lower the risks of storing sensitive data on the WMS. Learn how to download your submissions...

 

Exorcise awkward layouts with ghost buttons

This exciting new feature lets you embed an outline-style or "ghost" button directly via the WYSIWYG editor in your WMS pages and blocks. Get started with ghost buttons...

 

Translate image alt text in blocks

Enfin, we have an easy process to add French alt text to images in blocks. Find the how-to steps here...

 

Underlined text and site accessibility

Since underlined text should only be used for links, we will be removing the underline option in the WYSIWYG editor. To emphasize text on your site, try italics or bold instead. Here's some more accessibility tips...

 

Answering the call...to update our call-to-action blocks

Call-to-action blocks are better than ever with a new, brand-aligned look and some important customizations. Read more about the redesign...

 

Building a better search experience

McGill's central search tool now features a new look and advanced filtering features! Learn more about the new search experience...

 

Remote UX testing

Not sure how to go about conducting UX testing remotely? Read our tips and best practices...

 

The strategic overhaul of Undergraduate Admissions

A clear, comprehensive source of information for prospective undergraduates - from their initial exploration of McGill to the decision to accept an offer of admission. Here's how we got there...

 

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The WSG community


 

We're pleased to introduce a series of articles about web accessibility by guest author, Rachel Desjourdy, McGill's Accessibility Advisor. Read the first article in the series...

 

We are also hosting two accessibility related events in February.

 

Our new web governance framework document outlines our roles and responsibilities when creating and managing McGill websites

 

Would be nice, but here's a new course instead.

 

Understand your analytics and learn what to do next.

 

 

 

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Features in Action

 

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Annual Presentation:

 

Web Services: Information, techniques & features you need now!

 

If you missed the presentation on December 2, 2020, Here's an article with the highlights and a recording of the audio...

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WMS how-to documentation can be found in the IT Knowledge Base.

 

For ongoing updates, visit the WMS website.

 

 

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