13 October 2020 - Contensis software update

Here's a summary of the features and fixes included in the 13 October 2020 Contensis software update.  


Contensis image API - automatic optimisation of images

More work has been carried out concerning automatic image optimisation to improve load times and user experience. Work has been focused on adding this to images added in the back end code, home page controls, Research controls, Quest controls and Strategic Framework controls. Editors must continue to upload optimised images as they normally would - the Contensis image API will optimise image dimensions and file size (if further improvements can be made) which will improve end user experience. 

IT Development and QA Reference:

Focus on 'choose file' button on Contensis forms 

Changes to the css now mean we have addressed this issue once again to aid those navigating forms using the keyboard. 

IT Development and QA Reference: https://www.pivotaltracker.com/story/show/175073638

Linking to CMS hosted transcripts in the YouTube embed 

In a previous release we updated the YouTube embed control to include a field which allowed you to enter the folder path of the page where your transcript is hosted. We have made a furher update to include a CMS content selector where you can select the page within Contensis. This will prevent 404 errors should the transcript page move or get renamed. 

IT Development and QA Reference: https://www.pivotaltracker.com/story/show/174910002

Javascript compression 

We have increased Javascript compression to improve site speed and accessibility, directly translating into a better user experience for those visiting the site. 

IT Development and QA Reference: https://www.pivotaltracker.com/story/show/175097410

Embedded Gecko form styling

To ensure users have a consistent experience through data collection points, we have developed the styling of embedded Gecko forms to be more consistent with the styling of Contensis forms used across our site. Guidance will be provided to those who use Gecko forms to collect data.

IT Development and QA Reference: https://www.pivotaltracker.com/story/show/175055418


Additional table styling options 

In addition to the recently developed options for tables two more styling options have been created, these offer more flexibility when stacking on mobile. This will help improve the appearance of tables with long headings and medium length headings. Guidance has been added to the Table Styling Options page on the Digital Toolkit. Editors are advised to always check how tables will display on mobile and choose the table accessibility styling option which works best with their table data. 

The styles are: 

  • table--accessible-medium-headings_user
  • table--accessible-long-headings_user

IT Development and QA Reference: https://www.pivotaltracker.com/story/show/175180964



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