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June 25 2018 Editor Assistance Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations -

Thank you all so much for your feedback on the new design options! I appreciate all your help immensely. We're now ready to move to the next stage of testing!

This page below has live content in it. It has the actual latest articles from all the sites. Clicking on the links won't necessarily work because I've only coded this one main page so far (i.e. the new channel pages aren't live yet). But it'll give us a chance to see how the homepage looks with real data in it, and fully populated with all the channel-level articles. I went with the layout that the most of you voted for.


There's a very top scrolling area with the titles only of the latest articles, and then the most recent three are featured right at the top with images. After that there's a channel by channel feature of the latest articles in each channel. The little icons for each channel were selected from this list:


If you think there's a better one for your channel please let me know!

Also, in mobile-friendly design each article shows with a matching image. You set that image in your article area. The images should be 800 pixels wide by 435 high (a standard ratio) so they all match. For those of you who hadn't set a featured image for your latest article, I assigned a default image to your site. You can see it on this homepage above your article (assuming you're one of the latest posting editors in your channel). Please examine your default image for your site. If you'd rather have a different default image for your site, just let me know. You can see a full list of available images here, which you can also use for your individual articles if you wish -


I also have more stock photos on my home hard drive, I didn't load them all up. If you have a type of image you're interested, let me know and I'll go through my library.

When you use your own images, make sure you have full commercial rights to use them. Always know who the owner is of an image you want to use and what rights they make available to people. You can't just cut and paste images from the web :).

Let me know your feedback on this new mobile friendly homepage! I feel like we're finally getting to the home stretch. This has been quite a lot of work but it'll be worth it when we get all those mobile visitors enjoying the site! Next up I'm working on the channel-level pages. I'll let you know when those are ready!


Lisa Shea, owner


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