KSU Drupal Editor Update: Redesign Update, Freshness Reminder, Media Gallery Update, Formatting Titles
Changes to the New Kent State Home Page: Impacts Your Website Header
On Tuesday, Aug. 7, when www.kent.edu or a Regional Campus home page is accessed, the university community and other website visitors will notice a simpler home page, with an increased focus on student recruitment. A university-wide launch announcement will appear in e-Inside next week. We are sharing this information ahead of the university announcement with you because of the direct impact to your website.
In the meantime, we wanted you to know that, as part of this project, the redesign team was able to roll in new, shorter mastheads for your department websites, thus putting more information above the fold, or higher on the browser screen.
In a snapshot, the modification features an icon-based utility bar. Rest assured, pop up text labels will display on the hover for each of these icons, including the FlashLine login, the calendars page with access to the academic calendar, the online directory, maps and directions, and search.
All enhancements folded into this university-wide masthead revision were tested with prospective students and parents, as well as current faculty and staff, representative of the entire university community. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Freshness Reminders - Don’t Forget that Web Update Again!
If the reminder was emailed but the page is pending updates, the reminder will be displayed with a red background. If a page with a Freshness Reminder is edited, the reminder date will need to be removed or updated prior to re-saving the page. We encourage you to make use of this valuable tool, we plan to!
How to add a Freshness Reminder
Add a Freshness Reminder to your page/node by selecting the Freshness Reminder option and completing the Email, Date and Notes fields.
Media Gallery Update
An update has been made to the Photo Media Gallery. This update loads the images one-by-one when selected rather than the entire gallery when the page is viewed. Photo Media Galleries can now contain a larger quantity of images eliminating the need for large galleries to link to Flickr for viewing:
The owl carousel now displays thumbnail images of the photos in the slideshow under the photo being viewed. The grid view displays the images one at a time. The arrows to move forward and back are currently centered on the inside edge of the image.
Thank you for your time.
Your pal, Dru
University Communications and Marketing
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