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What Your University Needs to Know About Mobilegeddon

  • News
What Your University Needs to Know About Mobilegeddon

On Tuesday April 21st, Google released their new “mobile-friendly” algorithm. Prior to its release, like many new algorithms that Google has announced, it was the topic of heated debate across the Internet. There was a lot of speculation and talk of a potential “Mobilegeddon.”

What is Mobilegeddon?

Mobilegeddon is the result of Google changing its mobile search rankings to favor sites that are mobile-friendly. Google warned that it would affect more sites than Pigeondid The current estimate is that somewhere between 25-40% of top sites have been affected by the new algorithm Google has said it wasn’t sure

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Cascade Exchange: A-Z Index

  • Resources
Cascade Exchange: A-Z Index

This is the first blog in our ongoing Cascade Exchange (#CascadeXC) Series, where we’ll be highlighting a different resource every week.

A-Z indexes offer an alphabetical list of pages through which a website visitor can browse to find the content they’re looking for. An A-Z index is typically a single, long list, but it can also be broken into separate lists, pages, or tabs if it is extremely long. At the top of the page, a horizontal list of the letters of the alphabet usually appears. The visitor can choose a letter from this list, click it, and jump to the appropriate section of the alphabetical index.

A-Z indexes can

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5 Reasons Hannon Hill Loves FedEx Days

  • Company Culture
5 Reasons Hannon Hill Loves FedEx Days

When was the last time you were able to work on one project, uninterrupted, as a team, and reached a point where you felt satisfied with your progress? We all know the feeling of wishing we could work on just one important thing and not be constantly pulled away. FedEx Days provide an opportunity to really focus and collaborate on one idea. Scrum.org explains, “A FedEx Day is a 24-hour event in which employees deliver innovationto the company they work for It is called FedEx Day, because you have to deliver overnight, like the parcel delivery company ” This concept has been popular in the Technology community for awhile, but

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Feature Update Alert: Velocity Locator Tool

  • CMS 101
Feature Update Alert Velocity Locator Tool

Last March our Head of Customer Experience, Charlie Holder, put together an excellent article demonstrating two Velocity tools that were added as of Cascade 7.4 - the Locator Tool and Property Tool.

If you haven't yet read Charlie's article, or aren't familiar with either the Locator Tool or Property Tool, I highly recommend taking a moment to read over the article.

So, here we are, one year and numerous releases later. Let's look back at a couple of new features that have been added to the Velocity toolbox and use them to rework Charlie's news landing example. Specifically, these new features are the $currentPage variable, the Locator

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Upcoming Webinar: The Formula for Education Website Navigation

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Upcoming Webinar: The Formula for Education Website Navigation
Education Website Navigation Strategies: It Starts With the Math

Bart Caylor and his company, Caylor Solutions, are passionate about simplicity and education website navigation strategies that work; it has been something that they have always pushed in all the websites they have ever worked on. Caylor feels that a website that is easy to use will be one that will be used.

Studies prove that out: the recent Uversity/Chegg study of prospective students found that nearly 79% of students would remove a college from their list of considerations if they couldn’t find the information that they were looking for. Yikes!

Caylor Solutions has

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Cascade + Bootstrap = Awesome [Webinar and Walkthrough]

  • Tech Tips
Cascade + Bootstrap = Awesome [Webinar and Walkthrough]

This is a walkthrough of the material covered in our latest webinar "Cascade + Bootstrap = Awesome," presented by Charlie Holder. If you're interested in additional material, you can watch a recording of the webinar, download a copy of the slides, or check out the Bootstrap Site on our Cascade Server Exchange.

Cascade + Bootstrap = Awesome

In 2014, Litmus reported that 51% of emails in 2013 were opened on mobile devices. That same year, Business Insider published findings that roughly 60% of social media time is spent on smartphones or tablets. As of January 2014, the Pew Research Internet Project reportsthat 58% of American adults have a

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Improved Free “Bootcamp” Training in 2015

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 Improved Free “Bootcamp” Training in 2015

As users of Cascade Server, we’re all interested in getting as much as we can out of the time we spend logged in and working If you’re just beginning with Cascade Server, finding enough time to devote to learning Cascade can be tough And if you’re a Cascade veteran, it’s easy to be underexposed to some of Cascade Server’s newest features over time For three years and over thirty monthly sessions, our “bootcamp” training has been our way of opening the door for new Cascade users (and grizzled, forgetful veterans) to get acquainted with our content management system We’ve had nearly

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Usability Testing: Improve Your Website’s Design

  • Marketing Mojo
Usability Testing: Improve Your Website's Design>

Usability testing refers to evaluating a product or service by testing it with representative users in either a formal or informal setting. Usability testing helps to discover the flaws and areas for improvement in your work, which may be hard for you to see yourself. Stepping back and having others walkthrough and test your existing prototype can help you discover new ideas, challenges, or uses you hadn’t previously considered. You can test at any time, either before your prototype launches or when your website needs updating.

Formal vs. Informal Testing

Formal testing involves more planning, but the payoff can be worth it If

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Popular Responsive Web Design Resources & Tutorials

  • Tech Tips
 Popular Responsive Web Design Resources and Tutorials

By now, most web professionals are at least familiar with Responsive Web Design (RWD), an approach that strives to provide an ideal viewing experience for a wide variety of devices. RWD has gone from being a trend, to a must-have for websites of every size and industry. Whenever a trend becomes this big, it’s easy to become inundated with information. Twitter is one of the best sources for the latest information on responsive web design, but if you blink you might miss it. Since there’s no way to see every tweet, we’ve collected our most popular tweets with RWD resources and tutorials from 2015 (so far).

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3 Ways to Analyze Your Competition’s Content Marketing

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3 Ways to Analyze Your Competition’s Content Marketing

Competition exists within all industries. When an organization is looking to expand or revamp their existing content marketing, they’ll more than likely consider what their competitors are doing. So, when it comes to content marketing, what should you consider when sizing up your competitors?

Personas

Who does your competition market to Who are the current or typical personas they’re trying to reach If you do your research, you can find a lot of this information by simply visiting their current website Don’t just read the content on the website, but pay attention to how it’s structured, and who it seems to be

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