Following on from Pamela’s post back in June, I’m pleased to say that we are now at a point to launch the new and improved CMS editor! Please feel free to try it out and feedback to us – we’re keen to hear your experiences of using it, especially if you came across any problems, or anything you feel we could improve in the second phase of the project.
Here are the key changes we’ve made:
(1) New design – the editor form (see visual below) has been completely redesigned. It now has a much cleaner look, and reflects more accurately the space on the actual page, and the design elements you use (although this isn’t quite perfect yet!). To minimise scrolling, the “Keywords and description”, “Version settings” and “Help” are now in the navigation at the top of the editor view.
(2) Button changes – the new Image Crop Tool has been well received and will be further improved over time; it now uses the old Image Upload button. The old Image Uploader will be retired very soon, and subsequent releases of the editor will only include the Image Crop Tool. Find out more about using the Image Crop Tool, including a step by step video guide.
(3) Table wizard – the table wizard has been improved with a new set of buttons, allowing you to edit your table more easily by adding/ removing columns and rows.
(4) Pasting content - the paste button has been developed to intelligently remove unnecessary code that can often be added when content is pasted in from Word. The new paste button will also automatically remove code that does not adhere to College standards, or which works against the College’s web design policy.
(5) Search the webguide – a new feature which gives you direct access to the Webguide’s list of FAQs, allowing you to search for help topics.
(6) Allowing multiple instances of the form to be open at the same time – so you can edit more than one page at once without losing your work
(7) Latest posts from the Web Forum – to keep editors up to date with any changes and to highlight key announcements.