Social Media Management

When we start Directory refresh projects, we always ask: “do you actively maintain social media channels associated with this site?” We recently met with the Trafford Directory team who, it turns out, have a very active and well established process around social media. “For our FIS & SENDIASS social media channels, we tend to steer… Continue reading Social Media Management

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Register now for the FIS and Local Offer Focus Group

We would like to invite our Family Information Services and Local Offer customers to join us in a virtual forum to share best practice and discuss ideas for new functionality or features to improve the reach and usability of our Local Offer websites. October 20 10:00am – 11:30am Please fill in the short registration form… Continue reading Register now for the FIS and Local Offer Focus Group

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Accessible alt text for images

Adding alternative text (usually referred to as alt text) for images is one of the first principles of web accessibility, but it is also one of the most difficult to properly implement. Alt text serves several functions: It is read aloud by screen readers in place of images allowing the content and function of the… Continue reading Accessible alt text for images

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Adding videos to your pages

Hosting online videos is a tricky and expensive process. Videos are resource hogs. Their files are very large compared to a page of text, and bandwidth requirements are also bigger. If a video is popular, it can grind the performance of your entire website to a halt. For this reason, we have always advised hosting… Continue reading Adding videos to your pages

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Local Offer Focus Group

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the recent Local Offer Focus group. Our next Local Offer Focus Group is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21st 2021. You can sign up to attend via our website: https://www.idoxgroup.com/event/idox-customer-event-local-offer-focus-group-3/

Are you HTTPS yet?

HTTPS, the lock icon in the address bar, an encrypted website connection – it’s known as many things. The “S” in HTTPS stands for “Secure”. It’s the secure version of the standard “hypertext transfer protocol” your web browser uses when communicating with websites. HTTPS was originally intended for passwords, payments, and other sensitive data, but the… Continue reading Are you HTTPS yet?

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Home(page) work

You don’t always need a homepage message, but if you have one keep it punchy. Think of a blackboard standing outside a shop – people won’t stop walking to read it. Don’t assume ANY knowledge of the terms you’re familiar with because of your job role. Use simple terms that anyone would understand even if… Continue reading Home(page) work

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Media Manager bugfix

As you may have noticed, the Media Manager had lost its ability to provide cut-n-past image filenames. That feature used Shockwave Flash which was discontinued by its owners Adobe, because “technologies evolve and the use of mobile devices has grown, interactive content has moved to platforms such as HTML5 Canvas and Web GL“. In line… Continue reading Media Manager bugfix

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