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Spectacular New CMS Tags

published Apr 6, 2012 11:50am
There are several types of new CMS tags:

New Image Tags

The new image tags can be used in place of the old [image] and [thumbnail] tags --though those will continue to work. They are:

[thumbimage], [narrowimage], [largeimage], [fullimage]

They create images that automatically scale with the page width. This simplifies creating pages with consistent layout (i.e where the images are all the same width), and also helps your pages work well visually across the full range of devices: from iphone to giant monitor. They also have a set of nice default behaviors regarding captions and pop-ups. Get the details in the documentation.

SlideShare Integration

The CMS is now integrated with the slideshare service which makes powerpoint presentations viewable directly within web pages (no download necessary). You now have the choice to make any powerpoint file you upload in the CMS (in the normal way) viewable within your pages directly through slideshare's technology. Learn more in the documentation and explore the example below.

Connecting the dots from “Hand Outs” to Research-based Pedagogy: the SERC Pedagogic Service
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Connecting the dots from “Hand Outs” to Research-based Pedagogy: the SERC Pedagogic Service (PowerPoint 5.2MB Jan26 11)

Data Tables

Have a simple data table in Excel? Upload it as a CSV file and the new [csvtable] tag will automatically make the data into a table. Learn more in the documentation.

Easily include videos and images from YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr

The new [oembed] tag makes it easy to include content from these sites right in your page. Instant dancing gerbils!!!


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