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Usability for CMS Editors

Posted by Jessica Moore on Aug 1, 2017 10:44:32 AM

Jess Moore and Will Kirchheimer presented this morning at Drupal GovCon on an often-overlooked topic: usability for internal CMS users. The presentation covered:

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Topics: Drupal, content management, CMS, Usability

Free Technology Lunch & Learn

Posted by Bret Peters on Jun 1, 2017 11:28:51 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invite our experts to present to your team [In-person or Online]. You supply the Internet and we'll supply the presentation! 

We invite you to schedule a free Lunch & Learn presentation for your team. We know your team is busy, so why not let them learn about new technology with their peers over lunch.  
 
Here are just a few of the topics we can cover in an hour: 

  • Moving to the Cloud with Amazon EC2 / Amazon GovCloud
  • Getting Started with Drupal 8
  • Migrating from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8
  • Creating a voice interface to your data with Amazon Alexa Services
  • Easy Restful Web Service API development and management
  • Developing custom applications with Salesforce.com Lightning Components
  • Leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Programming Best Practices (Node JS, ECMAScript 7, Sencha Ext JS, Adobe ColdFusion)
  • Introduction to AI with IBM Watson
  • Developing microservices in the cloud with Amazon Lambada and Heroku
  • Adobe Acrobat / 508 Accessibility
  • Creating a Citizen Centric Journey with inbound marketing 

Want something else that's not on the list? Just ask.  We've trained 35,000 students and developed hundreds of web applications. We've got tons of knowledge to share.  

Distributed team? We can present to your team remotely as well. 

Schedule Lunch & Learn

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Topics: Drupal 8, Sencha, NodeJS, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe ColdFusion, HubSpot, 508 Compliance, Accessibility, CMS, CRM, Inbound Marketing, Amazon Web Services, Cloud Hosting, Ext JS, Internet of Things (IoT), IBM Watson, Amazon Alexa, ECMAScript, Amazon Lambda, Heroku, Salesforce, Salesforce Lightning

Episerver Named Leader in Forrester Wave WCM 2017

Posted by Fig Leaf Software on Feb 13, 2017 9:36:45 AM

According to Forrester, web CMS has become a core part of a broader digital experience management platform. With that comes demands for consistent, flexible support across every customer journey.

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Topics: Web Developer, Website Redesign, EpiServer, CMS, webmaster

Fig Leaf Launches New Wordpress Website for Author Peggy Grande

Posted by Bret Peters on Feb 8, 2017 1:08:55 PM

Fig Leaf is proud to announce the launch of a new Wordpress website for Peggy Grande, keynote speaker and author of, "The President Will See You Now:  My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan's Final Years".  Peggy's memoir chronicles her decade working alongside President Ronald Reagan as his Executive Assistant, and shares behind the scenes stories and never-before-published photos from her personal collection.

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Topics: Case Studies, Website Redesign, CMS, Wordpress, Cloud Hosting, Managed Services

18 Experts Share Ideas for Your Association Website Redesign

Posted by Fig Leaf Software on Dec 12, 2016 1:11:38 PM

As we gear up to sponsor the ASAE Technology Conference, we asked our team of experts a single question:  "Thinking about a website design for an association in 2017: What is the most important recommendation you would give an association considering a website redesign next year?"  Below are responses from across the agency: 

1) "Websites should offer a speedy mobile experience." ~ Etienne Stettler

2) "I recommend high quality photography. It best catches the eye visually. If there aren't any photos available, illustrated graphics help too."  ~ Julie Kang

3) "The most important things to consider when redesigning a website are making it accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities, and to ensure that the website works across all types of devices. As such, the website should utilize Responsive Design and adhere to Section 508 Standards and the WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.)"  ~ Christian Abad

4) "It's all about engagement. No matter if you are seeking to attract new members, or dive deeper with your current members, associations need to spend time thinking through every step of their engagement cycle. Membership organizations who utilize a Member Centric Journey are better able to attract, convert, service and delight new and existing members." ~ Bret Peters

5) "Dynamic, persuasive content is in: whether using inline video or scroll-triggered content changes, website visitors expect complex content to be engaging to view and read. Not every page must be like this -- focus on your core messages and most innovative content contributions, and spend the time (and budget) to develop a compelling page that tells an immersive story to your audience. People will spend more time reviewing and understanding what you have to say, and as a bonus, they're more likely to share the page with their peers."  ~ Jessica Moore

6) "Your website should pass the 5 Second Rule. Namely, when a user comes to your site for the first time they should be able to answer the following questions within 5 seconds:

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Topics: Drupal 8, Web Developer, Website Redesign, Marketing, Web Designer, EpiServer, CMS, Progress Sitefinity, Membership, Inbound Marketing, Associations, Bar Associations, Wordpress

Fig Leaf Launches 5 New Association Websites on Progress Sitefinity 

Posted by Bret Peters on Aug 31, 2016 9:13:58 AM
 

Fig Leaf is proud to announce the successful redesign, migration and launch of five new websites for the Association of Financial Professionals (AFP).  The newly rebranded and designed websites will help AFP achieve their goals of attracting financial professionals and better serving existing members by providing personalized, mobile, tablet and desktop access to AFP’s family of sites:

The Fig Leaf team worked closely with key stakeholders to create a set of responsive designs and implemented the Progress Sitefinity Content Management System (CMS) to enhance the organization’s ability to easily manage and publish content.

"The Fig Leaf creative team led AFP through agile web design and discovery sprints to custom-tailor each of the newly branded websites to fit with each website’s unique mission and identity,” states Dave Gallerizzo USMCR (Ret.), CEO of Fig Leaf Software.  “Fig Leaf's in-house .NET CMS team is well-versed in Ektron, Episerver and Sitefinity. For the AFP they implemented Progress Software’s Sitefinity CMS for all five sites, migrated the content from the Ektron CMS to the Sitefinity 9 platform, and bundled this with a tightly integrated Single Sign-On (SSO) solution tied to Abila's netFORUM Enterprise Association Management System. Launching fives sites at once is a challenging feat but the team pulled it off efficiently and in a timely fashion.”

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Topics: Content Strategy, Website Redesign, content management, Web Designer, Ektron, EpiServer, Personalization, CMS, Progress Sitefinity

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