Weekly Web Updates – September 28, 2015

New Features

We are now using the “Monster Menus Field Permissions” module in production on the Middlebury Drupal site. This module allows us to define not only who can edit a type of content, but who can edit a field within that type of content. Right now this is being used for a custom tag field that will only apply to one area of our site, but it is a feature that we see as potentially useful in other areas.

We reviewed a couple of options to integrate accessibility checks into the WYSIWYG editor in Drupal, but neither seemed as easy to use as the SiteImprove accessibility reports. If you’re unfamiliar with this tool, you can review their video tutorials. Lynda.com also has helpful courses on Foundations of UX: Accessibility, Improving SEO Using Accessibility Techniques, Creating Accessible PDFs, and Creating Accessible MS Office Documents.


Tweaks and Fixes

  • The width of the header of LinkedIn profiles shown by the WordPress Social Media Badge Widget will now match the width of the badge.
  • The “description” field on Drupal webforms will no longer be shown both above and below the field when the “select or other” option is used.
  • The header of the Drupal Language Schools site has changed to replace the link for the Centennial with a link to the Language Pledge.
  • The Course Hub now displays its 404 pages without error.
  • Images in content on the Middlebury Drupal site will now include “float-left” or “float-right” as classes if they’ve been aligned to one side of the content. Additionally, videos on all Drupal sites will be wrapped in an extra element with a “video-filter” class applied to it. These changes will help ensure that these items resize appropriately when viewed at different resolutions when we add responsive stylesheets.

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