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Setting Default Email Programs

December 05, 2014 • by Kate RussellCategories: Support Blog

We've had several questions lately about why Outlook and not Gmail tries to open when visitors select an email link. Users want to know how they can get Gmail to open instead.

However, it's not Conductor (or any other content management system) that's telling Outlook to open. The default email client (program) is determined by settings in your visitors' computer preferences. Most likely, they were originally set for Outlook since we only recently changed to Gmail. Anyone with this issue will need to change those defaults; you can't control this except on your own computer. Read More

Correcting Alt Text on Placed Images

August 19, 2014 • by Categories: Support Blog

We've all done it.

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We've all placed images on a web page and forgotten to update the alt text (description). Thus, when a visitor hovers over the image on the site, she sees 234987ksd.jpg or something just as (not) helpful. A visually disabled visitor has no way of knowing what that image is about or why it's important to the page. And search engines are left clueless as to why they should send visitors to this page to see this image. Read More

Checking for Broken Links

July 17, 2014 • by Categories: Support Blog

Wow! I just had a real eye-opening experience!

I was in the midst of writing an article about how you could use a certain website to check for broken links, when I realized that that site was not checking through my entire site, but just the homepage! You wouldn't believe the number of broken links on this site alone; I was embarrassed to find we had so many errors, but so happy to be able to fix them! Read More

Wait! Do you really need that PDF?

June 23, 2014 • by Categories: Support Blog

Nearly every site has PDF links, right? But is it always the right thing to do—insert PDFs instead of write out the text on your site? Many usability/accessibility experts are saying the answer to that is an emphatic No! 

PDFs have accessibility issues that webpages, in general, don't have. Let's look at some of the arguments for and against using PDFs. Read More

New Update to CKEditor

May 01, 2014 • by Categories: Support Blog

Conductor is built on a base editor called the CKEditor. We are updating to the latest version of this editor and are testing it with a few users. If you are one of those testing the new editor, here's some information that might be helpful.

You'll notice the toolbar is a little different. Although it may seem confusing at first, with a little use, we think you'll like some of the new features included. Here's how the toolbar is broken down: Read More

To FAQ or Not to FAQ

April 30, 2014 • by Categories: Support Blog

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) are on nearly every website you go to these days. Are they good? Or are they bad?

While I’ve long argued that FAQ pages are overused, I am open to finding out I may be wrong.1 Here’s what I discovered in a recent review of others’ views on the matter: Read More

Super-Secret Timesaving Tips

April 21, 2014 • by Kate RussellCategories: Support Blog

To make the time you are working on your site a little more pleasant, we've put together some tips that just might make it better. Read More

Free Refresher Course Offered for May

April 16, 2014 • by Categories: Support Blog

The next free Conductor Refresher afternoon is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, beginning at 1:00, in 500 Grace Hall. Be sure to sign up if you want to be included in the fun and learning! Read More

Conductor v14.4.3

April 03, 2014 • by Alec HipshearCategories: Releases

Conductor is receiving an update today. Read More

Aligning Photos and Text with Horizontal Lines and Hard Breaks

March 27, 2014 • by Categories: Support Blog

Have you ever wanted to have a block of text that aligns with an image, followed by another block of text aligned with another image? Have you ever had the alignment cause you endless pain and frustration because the alignment was hard to achieve? Perhaps it ended up looking something like this?

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