How to recognise accessible PDFs - PDF in Drupal part 3

Technology

How to recognise accessible PDFs - PDF in Drupal part 3

April 18, 2016

As an addition to our PDF in Drupal series, we researched the subject of accessible PDFs: how can writers create content in a way that it becomes accessible to users with disabilities? In this post, we’ll highlight checking mechanisms and tools and end with listing three types of the available assistive technologies that make content accessible.

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Building Landing Pages faster

Technology

Building Landing Pages faster

April 6, 2016

At Pronovix, we use the paragraphs module almost every day to create new web pages. We continuously evaluate and improve our landing page creation process: we were already able to shorten the feedback process and reduce the number of editing rounds before publishing.

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Two-way sync between Drupal and Google Contacts using PieSync

Technology

Two-way sync between Drupal and Google Contacts using PieSync

March 17, 2016

Most SaaS integration services that synchronise user accounts, do a one-way sync that copies over to new accounts. PieSync has developed a powerful two-way sync platform, with various sync settings, so you can sync contact information between your favorite cloud apps. We’ve been talking with Piesync about creating a module to sync user profiles between Drupal and Google Contacts, your CRM and other cloud apps.

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An overview of context-sensitive and embedded help formats

Miscellaneous

An overview of context-sensitive and embedded help formats

March 3, 2016

When we tried to learn more about the different types of contextual and embedded help, we found that the definitions, solutions and use cases were scattered and ambiguous. This post is an attempt at collecting and presenting the information from our research in an easier to understand format, so that you can get an overview of your options before you decide on an implementation.

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Walkthroughs and Instructional Design

Technology

Walkthroughs and Instructional Design

February 8, 2016

There is no way to tell if a new visitor to your website or web application will be a total novice. At least some of them will have prior experience. When you force somebody like that through a Walkthrough, they might feel resentful and not read any of the offered information. Even if some of the Walkthrough steps would have introduced new and helpful information.

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Being Content Writing Content

Miscellaneous

Being Content Writing Content

February 3, 2016

I noticed many similarities between hosting guests and writing blog posts. Think of your favourite site for a moment. Why do you like using it? Why do you keep going back? If two sites offered the same, which one would you prefer? Words such as user-friendly, well-organized, to-the-point, better service might come to mind. In this post I will focus on bloggers. How can you address an audience? How can you write engaging content and earn regular visitors? Some tips and tricks I’ve stumbled upon so far.

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PDF is dead; long live PDF! New standards with new applications - PDF in Drupal part 2

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PDF is dead; long live PDF! New standards with new applications - PDF in Drupal part 2

January 28, 2016

It’s strange but true: seven years after the PDF reference was published as an ISO standard (ISO-32000-1), there are still developers who think that the Portable Document Format is a closed document format owned by Adobe. PDF is often perceived as a strange, impenetrable document format. It’s high time we bury that idea and take a look at what’s going on in the world of PDF today...

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