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Iteration 79

Iteration 79 will run from August 23rd until Sept 13th. Work undertaken includes: summary type priority milestone pts status CRON: Performance support task highest Search 7.2 5 Backlog Configure 4 new drupal nodes support task highest Infra Evergreening 7.1 5 Backlog Spike: Visual refresh header enhancement/new feature high Theme Refresh 7.0 5 Backlog [Events] calendar [...]

Check out our delicious new menu design

Those of you who keep a close eye on McGill’s websites may have noticed a recent style update in the WMS, vertical menus have undergone a refresh and now display a new cleaner, lighter and easier-to-navigate design. Site visitors are now presented with a first-level vertical menu with grey text on a white background — [...]

Should I use node numbers to link to content?

Nope. Well, it depends. Drupal at its core, is built on the concept of nodes and each node has an ID. Nodes can be accessed via the URL, e.g., www.example.com/node/2315 may work but may not always be the right solution. You can find the node URL when editing a node: hover over the ‘New draft’ [...]

Iteration 78

Iteration 78 will run from July 26th until August 18th. Work undertaken includes: summary type priority milestone storypoints status Decommission People pages end of July support task highest Profiles 7.4 2 closed Enable DestinyOne on Continuing studies [July  27 - 9am] support task highest 0.5 closed Update entity_translation security update highest Infrastructure 7.1 2 closed [...]

5 beta block tips for alpha site managers

1. Keep page load times to a minimum Don’t make your visitors wait for a heavy page to load! When adding beta blocks to your webpages, remember that too many images can result in slower load times for your site visitors. Try to find a good balance between creating a page that is visually engaging, [...]

Psst! What’s a McGill Block?

Intrepid Beta Testers may have noticed something new in their list of blocks called the “McGill Block.” If you’ve been wondering what this is, The Beta Blog is where you’ll find the latest scoop on what’s in the works. Currently, you create a standard block by going to Structure > Blocks > Add block. With [...]

Iteration I77

Iteration 77 will run from June 30th until July 22nd. Work undertaken includes: summary type priority milestone storypoints status eCal: Course sets missing from programs on /study/2016-2017 bug highest E-calendar 7.3 2 closed db servers over capacity bug highest 3 closed Translation of block titles and block content unavailable enhancement/new feature high Translation 7.1 3 [...]

Stick to it!

You can now choose which news and events your site visitors view first with “Sticky to the top of lists”. This useful feature was activated for channel event items earlier this year and is now available for news items, too! To make new channel news and events items “sticky”, be sure to check the “Sticky [...]

Breaking news about links in the WMS

By popular request, WMS site managers and editors can now create links to anchor tags in tabs and accordions. In the example below, a site visitor who clicks a link to the appropriate anchor tag, will find the tabs displayed and the third tab open when the page loads. And in the example below, a [...]

3 great WMS web page layouts

The new template blocks — Call to action block, List block and Statement block — have begun popping up on a number of McGill sites. Get inspired by these exciting web page layouts recently created by a our intrepid site managers/beta testers using the new blocks. Nice work! Law homepage The dynamic new layout of [...]

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