We keep a list of things that need to be changed or added to Site Builder, and although we address critical issues immediately, sometimes enhancements can sit for quite a while before implementation.
Two examples of "listed" items got their day in court this week and are now officially part of Site Builder.
First, we've added the ability to change or add a still image to FLV and MPG videos. If you've ever uploaded a video in one of these formats, you may have seen this once you added it to the page:
The video is there, but there is no still image under the centered white arrow. That just won't do! Our video upload tool tries to capture a still for each FLV and MP4 video added, but sometimes it doesn't...
It seems like only yesterday that we announced the release of the "URL Tools" section of your ANR Portal, but we already have an update to share! We've added a new "Recommended Sites" tool that will allow you to highlight your site when someone uses the search tool provided at the top of Site Builder 3 sites.
We use Google's Custom Search to power the general search results in all Site Builder sites. Even though Google returns good results, it may not always return the best result. To assist our users in finding the right results, our Recommended Sites tool will query an internal list of search terms and try to find a match. The great thing about this internal list is that you can help build it.
Simply add your...
- Author: Bryon J. Noel
Every once in a while an innovation comes along that will change your life. And every now and then something comes along to improve your life. While this innovation promises neither of these it will change the way you search! In fact you have probably already used it on the web. However, this feature is new to Site Builder 3.0.
We have added a new asset called the "Custom Search". This asset allow you to create a search that returns a filtered set of results based upon the "Search URL" entered.
This works by plugging in the URL from the "Search URL" into the custom search. Google then uses this URL to...
When we designed Site Builder 3, one of our goals was to meet UC guidelines for accessibility and improve the "usability" of our sites. Usability refers to the ease with which a user can muddle through your content.
One of the challenges we faced was dealing with font-color changes on Site Builder pages. For users with color-blindness or low vision, green on white can present a very real barrier to comprehending your content.
Our solution was to remove the color picker from the text editor in Site Builder 3. Success! No...
- Author: Bryon J. Noel
Once again the Web Action team is releasing something new! Something that many have asked for one way or another. Currently you may track your blogs statistics using the built in visits counter (which is not precise at all). Or you may use Google Analytics. Which works great except for the fact that your blog may be incorporated into many different Site Builder 2 and Site Builder 3 sites and Google Analytics cannot track these. This makes tracking blog stats almost impossible... Until now!
I would like to introduce to you "Blog Stats Beta"! These stats differ in that they gather data not only about each blog but data about each blog post is tracked individually. The stats are counted for any location that the Blog...