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Mobile navigation: automatically formatted bottom links

 January 27, 2017
by Flavio Mester

Mobile navigation

Mobile navigation, with bottom links

If your website contains bottom navigation links e.g. "Privacy Policy" or similar and was built on our latest framework, then those links will now be shown slightly smaller and preceded by a bullet on the mobile navigation flyout, to help differentiate them from the regular/main navigation links.

 


Flavio Mester

Flavio Mester is a graphic designer as well as a systems analyst (in a distant life he was an architect). A founding partner of Your Web Department, he's responsible for the design and development of all the YWD website management platform interfaces.
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Choosing a different font for buttons

 January 25, 2017
by Flavio Mester

Font selection for buttons

Font selection for buttons

Designers can now specify a different font for submit buttons, used by forms. The font choice will also be applied to regular text links styled as buttons, as described on this Help page.


Flavio Mester

Flavio Mester is a graphic designer as well as a systems analyst (in a distant life he was an architect). A founding partner of Your Web Department, he's responsible for the design and development of all the YWD website management platform interfaces.
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Our new back-end interface is here!

 January 20, 2017
by Flavio Mester

This quick video introduces our brand new, completely redesigned website management interface.

 


Flavio Mester

Flavio Mester is a graphic designer as well as a systems analyst (in a distant life he was an architect). A founding partner of Your Web Department, he's responsible for the design and development of all the YWD website management platform interfaces.
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A better date picker for blog posts

 January 10, 2017
by Flavio Mester

Date picker
Our new date picker for blog posts

It’s now much easier to select a date for your blog posts in the YWD system. Previously our date picker opened in a separate popup window, and sometimes clients would forget that window open underneath the regular content.

The date picker has a completely new interface: simply click on the date field and the widget opens in a layer floating on top of the blog form itself. In addition to the revamped appearance, it allows you to quickly jump to any year, which is particularly useful if you're manually recreating old blog posts from a WordPress website that is being switched to YWD.


Flavio Mester

Flavio Mester is a graphic designer as well as a systems analyst (in a distant life he was an architect). A founding partner of Your Web Department, he's responsible for the design and development of all the YWD website management platform interfaces.
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YWD now makes all your images automatically responsive

 January 6, 2017
by Flavio Mester


A very wide image, automatically “shrunk” to fit within its container so it doesn’t look distorted

A common problem with responsive websites occurs when images that are too wide to fit on the page are inserted. Although our system will limit the width of all images to 100% of the available width, the height of a page – regardless of the device where the website is being seen – is unlimited by nature. And because by default our Word Processor automatically fills in the width and height attributes of any image that is inserted through the editor, images that are too wide ended up looking distorted, especially on phones.

That used to require clients to remember to manually remove the width and height attributes of any large image while inserting them through the editor.

While that is still recommended (or better yet, people should resize any large image to its final dimensions, prior to uploading it to the Assets Manager) we now provide a new setting in Design > Layout > Images that can instruct the system to ignore the width/height attributes of images. You can choose whether you want to do that only to blog post images (the most common application) or to all content images, or to none.

 


Flavio Mester

Flavio Mester is a graphic designer as well as a systems analyst (in a distant life he was an architect). A founding partner of Your Web Department, he's responsible for the design and development of all the YWD website management platform interfaces.
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Making button links look bigger or smaller

 January 6, 2017
by Flavio Mester

To give a text link the appearance of a button, select the link’s Advanced tab and enter the text in the table below in the Stylesheet Classes field. And you can now combine those styles with the big and small classes to make buttons bigger or smaller:

button amber big will produce button

button amber small will produce button

Here is a complete list of all the button colours. They follow Google Material design styles:

Button style Stylesheet Classes
button button amber
button buton black
button button blue
button button bluegrey
button button brown
button button cyan
button button deeporange
button button green
button button grey
button button indigo
button button lime
button button orange
button button pink
button button purple
button button red
button button teal
button button yellow
button button white

 


Flavio Mester

Flavio Mester is a graphic designer as well as a systems analyst (in a distant life he was an architect). A founding partner of Your Web Department, he's responsible for the design and development of all the YWD website management platform interfaces.
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Clients can now create responsive IFrames

 January 4, 2017
by Flavio Mester

Previously, YWD required you to enter a width in pixels for IFrames created with our IFrame tool. That’s not necessary anymore. When creating an iFrame, simply leave the width field blank and the IFrame will assume a width of 100% and automatically resize to the full width of its container.

This way your IFrames will be responsive.


Flavio Mester

Flavio Mester is a graphic designer as well as a systems analyst (in a distant life he was an architect). A founding partner of Your Web Department, he's responsible for the design and development of all the YWD website management platform interfaces.
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Tweaking the text size on mobile, specifically for the Home page

 January 4, 2017
by Flavio Mester

Mobile-specific overides
Mobile-specific overrides

Designers often want to set the Heading 1 text bigger on the Home page. You can do so in Design > Text > Text, advanced (2) but the text may then look too big on the mobile Home page. You can now override that setting specifically for mobile; the new option is available in Design > Text > Mobile-specific overrides.


Flavio Mester

Flavio Mester is a graphic designer as well as a systems analyst (in a distant life he was an architect). A founding partner of Your Web Department, he's responsible for the design and development of all the YWD website management platform interfaces.
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Google Search results issues fixed on latest framework

 January 3, 2017
by Flavio Mester

Google search results
An example of Google Search results on a website built on the latest YWD framework

Websites built on our latest framework that use Google Search now have the results text properly aligned, and with line spacing issues fixed. Also, the results links colour matches the colour defined for the website links.

 


Flavio Mester

Flavio Mester is a graphic designer as well as a systems analyst (in a distant life he was an architect). A founding partner of Your Web Department, he's responsible for the design and development of all the YWD website management platform interfaces.
Google+ | Twitter | LinkedIn

 

  

Embedded YouTube and Vimeo videos are now automatically responsive

 January 2, 2017
by Flavio Mester

Although all websites built with our latest design framework are inherently responsive / mobile-friendly, the embedding code provided by YouTube or Vimeo uses IFrames, which have a fixed width. As a result, videos would “blow up” the page layout when viewed on mobile.

To address that, we have implemented code that automatically resizes any videos – regardless of whether the Embed Code or the YouTube / Vimeo tools were used – to the maximum width of their container, whether they’re embedded in the main column or a sidebar. This way they’ll be displayed at their maximum dimensions on computers and tablets, but automatically “shrink” on phones. And for situations where you would prefer the video to appear smaller even on computers, you can limit the width by specifying one in the Advanced options of the content block.

 


Flavio Mester

Flavio Mester is a graphic designer as well as a systems analyst (in a distant life he was an architect). A founding partner of Your Web Department, he's responsible for the design and development of all the YWD website management platform interfaces.
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