Personal links from Pure on your staff page
Additional custom Pure links are now added to the automatic staff pages
WIth the introduction of the new staff page, you could enter your social media accounts in Pure and it would be displayed on your staff profile as well.
However, we forgot to add the more generic links that could also be added to Pure. With this release, the generic links provided in Pure will now also be displayed on your staff page.
Additional social media (and other) links
Scholar / Pure / Custom buttons have been added to the Social Media element.
Related to the item above; TYPO3 also has a 'social media' element, through which you can add several links to social media platforms in the footer of your page.
Feedback given to us mentioned the lack of several other relevant channels such as Google Scholar and Pure and also the lacking of a generic/custom option, so these were added to the list.
Button limit on notification element
The button limit on the Notification element has been removed.
Our Notification element had a limit of maximum 2 buttons on the element. Although this is still a best practise, situations may arise where an additional button is necessary.
Because we feel an editor should be responsible (and not the system itself) for the quality of a page, we have removed this limit and will let it up to editors to decide how many links they deem necessary in the notification element.
Hover-scrolling on cards
Cards can now be set to scroll down when your mouse moves over them.
As you may have seen before; our dynamic card overviews have the ability to scroll the content upwards when hovering over it.
However, unlike card overviews, our regular cards did not have this hover/scroll up action. This made cards with larger introductions hard to read. In order to stay consistent we've added this action to the normal card element as well.
To activate this, set ' Hover effect ' to enabled on your card.
Example 2Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without pictures or conversations?’
So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.
Example 3There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, ‘Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!’ (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.
Example 4In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.
The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.
Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next.
Gradients in dynamic overviews
Gradient options have been expanded in automatic card overviews (e.g. news).
Our regular card-elements have a small gradient on the bottom in order to improve the readability of the title. But when using lighter photos, title still were hard to read. So we added the option to enlarge (or discard btw.) that small gradient.
However, card overviews lacked this additional setting, so we added the same feature to these overviews.
Please keep in mind that "one size fits all", e.g. you set the gradient for all cards in the overview, not just a single one. (Best practise remains not using images that are too bright though)
Import of organisational data
Staff data import has been improved 'under the hood', and we're looking for test scenarios!
Following the implementation of the new staff pages in November 2021, we've looked into the possibilities of creating more detailed organisational overviews; for example, generate an overview of all professors of a faculty or department. In order to do so, we did an overhaul of the importing process, making sure additional information is now stored into our database as well.
Due to the huge amount of staff imported, it has been quite difficult to get a good testing scenario going, so we still consider this in its experimental phase. Care to help us try out? Feel free to contact us!
Placeholder image on contact information element
Contact Information elements now have the option to present a placeholder image.
The contact information element has the option to display a photo, either uploaded manually or retrieved from the staff page. However, when a photo is not available, the element is significantly shorter than when a photo is provided and when creating an overview of these elements this simply looks weird and inconsistent. To fix this, we've added the option to display a standard placeholder image when a photo is not available. This keeps your row of contact information elements similar in presentation and an overall better look-and-feel to it.