July 16, 2019:
Removal of Dropdown as a Menu Option
- Description: Dropdown was removed as a menu option type for both mobile and desktop. This setting was removed from the Options tab and all map sidebar menus are now drilldown. This change was implemented to give the best user experience for end users. The CMS will continue to function as dropdown for easier content management and control.
Various Bug Fixes
Frontend Design Updates
August 6, 2019:
New sidebar display toggle tab on desktop
- Description: The toggle to hide/show the sidebar on desktop has been updated to a new design.
Support 1.0 Marker ID parameter (mrkid) on 2.0 maps
- Description: In our platform, we share something called a "marker instance ID" or "location id" - this is what is used in the URLs when you see "m/" or "mrkIid=". We use this ID because locations can be associated with more than one category in the CMS. That marker instance ID tells us which category that location is assigned to and therefore, which icon to display.
- Description: Screen Reader users previously were able to copy a link via the Get This View share button in the top bar, but they wouldn’t know if the link had been copied or not. Now, they receive a status update when they press the button and the link is copied to their clipboard. This update can be understood by a screen reader.
Updated Drilldown Style / Animation
- Description: A couple things were updated. After drilling down into a category there is a very clear category name and icon at the top so the user can understand where they are. Also, the animation itself was updated to be more intuitive.
August 12, 2019:
Text Only Map Improvements:
Display List Type “None” in Text Only Maps
Description: List Type “None” categories often times have important information that all users should be able to access on the Text Only Map.
Check for Scheduled Content
Description: Items that were not displaying on the interactive map due to being scheduled still displayed on the text-only map. This has been resolved.
Text Only Map page titles change based on page content
Description: Previously, Text Only Maps would display the client’s name as the page title. To be more accessible, the page titles now change based on the current content the user is on while in Text Only Map.
Feed Embed section added to Bulk Upload template
Description: Both the Importer and the Bulk Upload template now have sections for Feed Embed URLs and Refresh Rates.
Remove personal information from Forms’ automated email
Description: Sending end-users’ information that we gathered through Forms in an email isn’t a security best practice. We now only alert the end-users and administrators that a new submission has been made and received and ask them to log in to view the personal information.
Newly created locations automatically default to current zoom level
Description: Previously, when a new location was created, the new location would default to the default floor, such as floor 0. Now newly created locations default to the current floor of the CMS user.
September 5, 2019:
CMS Styles Enhancement
Description: The CMS styling has been updated and enhanced.
Localist Event Feed Beta Integration
Description: With a great deal of interest in Localist feeds, we went ahead and implemented the main aspects of an integration with Localist. This will allow us to more quickly implement localist feeds on demand. With implementation, we will continue to enhance the information displayed and styles.
Location and/or category icons added to map tour stops
Description: On map tours you have two options for tour stop icons - numbered icons by the tour stop or the individual location’s marker icon. There is a feature that allows CMS users to assign a specific marker icon to a location (instead of using the category marker icon) but that feature was never passed through to map tours. Now it has been!
Generate Print Map Screen Readers Improvement
Description: Previously, when a Screen Reader user navigated over the Generate Print Map sidebar, only the listed step descriptions were read back. Now, when Screen Readers navigate over the steps, the step number is included as part of the narration.
Text Only Map now has proper ARIA landmarks
Description: ARIA landmarks help Screen Readers by defining regions on a web page. All Text Only Maps now have properly defined ARIA landmarks to fulfill WCAG 2.4.1.
Text Only Map supports up to 200% zooming and scaling
Description: All Text Only Maps now support up to 200% zooming and scaling, which fulfills “WCAG 1.4.4 Resize Text” success criteria.
Custom logo image alt text option
Description: Clients now have the option in the CMS under the front end styles tab to customize their logo image’s alt text, which is especially useful for Screen Readers.
TOUR BUILDER / 360º TOURS
Hide Retry button after refresh of Motion and Orientation prompt on Tour Builder
Description: For iPhones running iOS 12, users must have Motion and Orientation turned on in their device settings to use VR mode on Tour Builder. However, pressing the Retry button on the directions prompt only refreshes to the same page, even if the user had turned the setting on. This is a poor user experience, so now the button is removed upon refresh.
September 17, 2019:
Updated Transit to drilldown menu style
Description: The Transit tab was the last piece of dropdown menu style still left! Now it uses drilldown as well and all menus are consistent throughout the platform.
Updated Share Preview Map Name
Description: When sharing a standard map URL, a small preview displays with a logo and a title for the website. Previously, we would add the additional text, “interactive campus map” after the map name to the title. We removed the custom text so only the map name will display in the title of the preview. This provides more flexibility.
Updated CMS Settings/Copy
- Additional help copy added to Default Media tooltip
- Sidebar background color now applies to the transit tab as well as the location and tours tab
Various Bug Fixes
Various Feed Updates