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End of Semester Updates from Creative Relations

It’s getting close to the end of the semester, and you may want to make updates to your sites before break. If you do, please don’t hesitate to contact me – I’d be happy to help. Here in Creative Relations, we’ve been getting ready for the upcoming HLC visit. In preparation for our re-accreditation process, […]

What we’ve been doing lately on the Web

It’s been a busy summer for Creative Relations (formally the Communications Office)! On the web site we’ve created over 100 degree maps for all majors and emphases, and we’ve incorporated them into the individual academic sites.  These degree maps chart the course progression a student needs to follow for each semester in order to graduate […]

Linking Tips

1.  For email Links:  Always type “mailto:” in front of your email addresses.  The format should look like this: Get more info on email links 2.  If you are using a link list to link to pages or pdfs that were created within Bricolage, always use the “link to story” or “link to media” elements […]

Refresh Your Bricolage and Web-Writing Skills

Hi All! I’ve recently updated the two tutorial sites on Bricolage and web-writing. During this summer, you may want to go through them again to refresh your knowledge about: 1. How to use our Content Management System 2. How to get your point across on your pages

Using Alternative Text to make your web site more accessible

Mike and I are trying to make our site more accessible to users with vision challenges. These users browse the web using a screen reader. A screen reader allows visually impaired users to access web sites by interpreting sites and reading them aloud. It can also send that information to a Braille reading device. The […]

Phone Number Format for Mobile Web Site Users

When adding phone numbers to your web site, make sure to use dashes.  This will make your web-site more mobile-app friendly: Droid devices will only recognize phone numbers if they are in this format: ###-###-#### This means no dots or parentheses should be used in the formatting of a phone number. Please make sure the […]

Naming Links for Mobile Users

Mike and I have been thinking a lot about how we can give users a good experience when they use our site with mobile devices. One of these ways is to name links as clearly and precisely as possible.  When online with a phone or tablet – a user no longer has a cursor that […]

How to Link to an Email Address

Use this syntax model: mailto:whomever@wherever.com and paste the address into either: the “Insert Web Link” (click on the link icon) in a content block: the URL of “External Link” (Link List Element) For example, if I wanted to link to Mike Henderson’s email address, I would use this format:  mailto:mhenderson@adams.edu Watch a Video to find […]

How to Replace a PDF on your site

Are you are in the process of replacing old pdfs on your site?  Here are some tips to make this process easier: Do Not: create a new media element if you only want to replace a pdf that you have already uploaded into Bricolage. Do This Instead: Rename the new replacement pdf file exactly as […]

Need a refresher on Content Blocks?

Find out more about the Bricolage “Content Block” element.

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