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  • NMA - Support: Baseline CMS Development
    to E commerce functionality Smooth Menu synchronization FAQ Templates and the introduction of a new Filmstrip Display Object Baseline CMS Version 3 3 Many notable updates were made in this release including the introduction of advanced search capabilities automated cache updates landing pages a major overhaul to Ebulletin templates as well as to Multi List templates and functionality and some considerable upgrades to the Classification Tree Baseline CMS Version 3 2 A summary of all notable changes made since version 3 1 0 including Social Media Integration Event Calendars Classification node Display Objects MultiImage Display Objects as well as a number of general updates to the CMS interface and performance including an upgraded Inline Editor Baseline CMS Version 3 1 This update covers a new Storage As Content type and the ongoing validation process for Baseline CMS template code Baseline CMS Version 3 0 This release covers Style Sheets upgrades the introduction of a new Display Object platform along with a new navigation Display Object the conversion of the HTML for webpage templates and upgrades to the Classification Tree and Ebulletin and subscription functionality Baseline CMS Version 2 9 This update saw the centralization of JavaScript and graphics files the

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  • NMA - Support: Cascading Style Sheets Overview
    contains a group of style rules The CSS syntax for a style rule can be broken up into three parts Selector Property Value Combining the above three parts creates a style rule in the format selector property value The selector is composed of one to three of the following items HTML element Class ID Classes are used to group HTML elements together and ID s are used to give an HTML element a unique identifier The following examples illustrate how to use the selector to target specific HTML elements HTML paragraph elements example of selector p p will be targeted with the following style p property value HTML elements with a class name of Test example div class Test div will be targeted with the following style Test property value HTML elements with an ID of Test example div id Test div will be targeted with the following style Test property value HTML paragraph elements with a class name of Test example p class Test p will be targeted with the following style p Test property value Properties and values are used to define an HTML element s position and style Multiple properties can be declared in a style rule by separating each one with a semi colon The following examples show how a style sheet can be built up p font family Arial Helvetica font size 75 color 000000 div border style solid border width 1px border color 000000 p Title font size 120 font weight bold color 990000 td padding 2px td Label text align right background color CCCCCC HomepageHeadline font size 135 text decoration underline The style rule for an element s class will override the style rule associated with an element s HTML tag however the style rule for an element s ID will override the

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  • NMA - Support: FAQ
    reasonable monthly hosting fee for this service Back to Top Is there a limit to the number of articles I can publish to my website No you may publish an unlimited number of articles to an unlimited number of categories in your new site All your content is held in a robust data structure while the CMS information architecture will keep your information organized and presentable no matter how much you publish Back to Top Do I have control over the look of my site once it is set up in Baseline CMS Yes you have control over what the site looks like within the system templates provided This means that text images and graphics can be changed without the need for a web design specialist Back to Top Is there any limit to the number of updates I can make to my website No you can update all day every day And that s the point periodically updating your site s information keeps it fresh and alive You can also have as many people contributing to the CMS as you like Back to Top Will NMA assist me with the design and graphics or multimedia on my site Yes NMA has information architects design consultants and multimedia developers all available to assist you with developing the look and feel of your site Back to Top Do I need to learn HTML coding to use Baseline CMS No Our tools will let you accomplish your goals without the need for any HTML coding You can add new articles edit existing ones and easily archive old ones You can even change the navigation and add entirely new categories Plus you can upload pictures pdf files and other related files And you have complete control of your home page so you can feature the latest updates right up front Back to Top Do I need to download or install anything to use Baseline CMS No We take care of the installation Everything else is done through your web browser Baseline CMS is continuously tested cross platform on all the newest browser technologies so all you need is a reasonably up to date browser to maintain your site Back to Top Can I access Baseline CMS outside my office Yes You can log in to the CMS from anywhere you have an Internet connection Back to Top Can I preview a page before it is published to my website Yes You can preview your page to see exactly what it will look like before it goes live A new webpage isn t shown on the website until the approve button is clicked You can also set a publish and archive date for your articles Back to Top What kind of license comes with Baseline CMS You ll receive a perpetual transferrable non resellable non exclusive license for Baseline CMS This means that you own your Baseline CMS forever without having to pay additional license fees you can sell your website if you like

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  • NMA - Support: Glossary of Terms
    is used to filter records For example Baseline CMS can filter Content Items in a list view that are approved for publishing by selecting a status of Approved In the database Approved is the value of the Status field for a given Content Item record front end The parts of a website that are viewable in a web browser and available to the general public See also back end head The area of a webpage that is not viewable but contains important data such as script references and meta information In Baseline CMS this is referred to as the Header under Website settings in Architecture Header can also refer to the Shell area at the top of a web page home page The first or landing page of a website In Baseline CMS the home page carries special considerations in regard to page display For instance home page Display Objects are handled under Website settings as opposed to Shell settings HTML Hypertext Markup Language the standard language used to create web pages interface A program that controls a display for the user usually on a computer screen and allows the user to interact with the system Intranet A password protected website available to users who are generally employees of an organization JavaScript A scripting language most commonly used to add interactive features to web pages keywords Refers to meta data that is embedded within the head of a web page and related to its content This data is commonly indexed and used by search engines to help users find specific content on the Web link or hyperlink A piece of HTML code usually applied to some text or a graphic that allows a user to open a page or file by clicking on it Can also be used to describe the action of opening a file or navigating to a new page by clicking on a link list view In Baseline CMS this refers to a table displaying a list of links to items stored in the database along with specific values relating to these items Location In Baseline CMS this refers to a node in the Classification Tree where a specific Content Item or Storage Item may be assigned navigation Refers to the architecture of a website displayed as navigational links These links allow users to navigate through the various pages of a website May also be refered to as a menu Display Object In Baseline CMS this refers to an item or set of items grouped by functionality to be displayed within a Shell area of a web page For example a left column navigation menu would be considered a Display Object This term may be shortened to object as in home page object parent node The level above a child node on a Classification Tree People Anybody who interacts with or has access to your Baseline CMS website Extranet or Ebulletins Picker as in Location or Storage A popup window that allows a Baseline CMS User to

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  • NMA - Support: The Benefits of a Content Management System
    costs Makes you money Baseline CMS includes an easily managed order desk that allows you to sell your products 24 7 Set up your sales agents to manage customers and orders online or use real time credit card processing to let customers manage the whole process themselves You ll have a powerful sales tool with up to date product information and order processing status Makes you look good Present an engaging and professional look for every page of your website Ensure a consistent information architecture throughout the website so visitors will always find what they re looking for no matter how large your website is With a keyword search an automatically updated site map and helpful navigation links visitors will find your site a pleasure to browse Reduce the risk of human error with database technology And because you can update your site instantly it is always fresh and informative Saves you time A 100 browser based system provides you with easy access so you or anyone you choose can manage the site from any location Bottlenecks are eliminated now you are in control The built in publishing archiving features give you one time management of your content so out of date information never appears Distributed content management gives several users the ability to contribute review and approve content reducing your workload Gets your message out Incorporate a permission based subscription and e publishing engine that makes it easy to improve communication with all of your stakeholders customers suppliers partners and employees Eblast targeted audiences based on subscriber demographics or user profiles and the built in real time reports will show you just how effective your publications are Lets your audience speak Gives visitors a chance to tell you what s on their minds Collect valuable information about customer satisfaction

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  • NMA - Support: Baseline CMS Version 3.4
    expandable mobile friendly version of the website s main menu Quick loading pages with minimal JavaScript and CSS Minimized graphics that are automatically re sized for smaller screens Interactive elements that are specially formatted for improved usability on touch screens A link to the full sized desktop version of your website that is available from every page back to top E Commerce Improvements The E Commerce functionality of Baseline CMS has been enhanced in a number of areas making it easier than ever to incorporate online sales into your website Baseline E Commerce now offers better integration with Internet Secure improved shipping support allowing you to add shipping classes to individual products the ability to apply discounts and special promotions There have also been a number of improvements to the interface which means better handling of shopping cart functionality within cutting edge website design The layout of Product page templates have been improved to offer more flexibility Product pages include a new option to display Related Product Info allowing you to add additional information about similar products Figure 2 Several other improvements have been made to shopping cart interface pages and shopping cart display objects Figure 2 Related Product Info field back to top Filmstrip Display Object A new filmstrip display object was created Baseline Version 3 3 1 that is a variation on previous versions of MultiImage objects The new filmstrip can display multiple images at a time and each can be linked to content pages or even external links Like the other MultiImage objects the filmstrip displays an animated sequence of images with built in navigation controls that allow users to advance to the next image to the left or right What is different about the filmstrip object is that you are able to determine a set number

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  • NMA - Support: Baseline CMS Version 3.3
    or semantic URL to be added to any page on the website Baseline URLs typically contain the numeric parameters that are used to determine which page to display An example of a default Baseline URL http www nma ca Page asp PageID 1224 SiteNodeID 214 The same page can now be defined as a semantic URL such as http www nma ca about us In adopting the practice of using human readable URLs a website can be improved in the following ways Links are easier to remember and type into a browser s location bar and are more indicative of the actual content found on a given web page Links can be easily published to create landing pages for events campaigns offers Multiple language versions of landing pages are supported so that website visitors can access a page via a link in their preferred language With Baseline CMS it is now possible to make use of this type of navigation by creating landing pages for Classification nodes and Content Items Each landing page is defined by a text based URL that can be used to access the page directly Example http www yoursite com about Landing pages are created in the CMS by entering a unique text string in the Landing Page Text area Figure 5 found in the following locations Classification nodes on the Publish Info tab Content Items on the content specific details page Example the article tab for an article Figure 5 Landing Page Text field This text string is used to identify which item is being requested and replaces the PageID and ContentID SiteNodeID parameters In addition the default parameter based URL will still work as well Baseline automatically checks to see if the text is already in use to prevent duplication of text based URLs back to top Multi List v2 0 In Baseline CMS version 2 8 0 we introduced the Multiple List Classification type that could be used to display multiple lists of Content Items or Classification nodes contained within a given parent Classification In the most recent version of Baseline CMS this functionality was revised to improve performance and flexibility and to provide CMS Administrators with more control over the display and content of these lists Multi Lists can be configured to appear in certain types of Classification nodes and can consist of up to three panels each corresponding to a child node located within the chosen Classification Each panel contains a list of items that are assigned to these child nodes based upon their template styles and sort order Figure 6 Example of a Multi List Classification Node Note that this is a customized version of a Multi List with custom content types For example a top level Classification node is designated as a multi list Within it there are three child nodes with three different template styles A Content List An Event List A second level Classification node using a Classification List template Each panel in the Multi List will

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  • NMA - Support: Baseline CMS Version 3.2
    view Event items can span across multiple dates and each item is clickable opening event details in a small pop up window A link to the full Event page is provided in the details window Figure 4 This means that users can now preview an event without having to navigate to the Event page then return to the full list Event details information includes the following Title Introduction Start Date and Time End Date and Time Link to Event content page Link to download event data The Event Details pop up also contains a link that allows users to download events using Outlook or iCalendar When a user clicks this link the server will return a file with event data The user can then chose to open this file in Outlook or any application that uses iCalendar functionality Figure 4 Event Calendar Details window back to top Classification Node Display Objects In Baseline CMS version 3 2 0 functionality was added to allow Display Objects to be inserted into the top of Classification node pages The implications of this change are enormous It now means that website Administrators can have more options for displaying specialized content throughout an entire website Previously Display Objects could only be located in specific Shell areas of a website interface and such associations would be unchanged throughout the site Now any type of Display Object can be used on any Classification page the Administrator chooses Furthermore any number of Display Objects can be embedded on a given page or even reused on multiple pages Figure 5 Example Login Display Object on Classification page Note the home link in the thread which indicates that this is a node page As an example of how this new functionality offers more flexibility let s say that you want to add some custom code to a node page for example a jQuery controlled gallery In previous versions of Baseline CMS you would need to embed this code into the page introduction using the HTML Editor It is now possible to create a Code Block Display Object and simply attach it to the page or any other Classification page The code for this object can then be managed separately in the Display Objects Instances area of the CMS without having to worry about affecting the rest of the Classification page content Any changes to the object would be updated simultaneously for all instances of it in use throughout the site Similar functionality allowing Display Objects to be embedded in Content Items is being planned for future releases of Baseline CMS back to top MultiImage Display Objects A collection of new Display Objects were created for Baseline Version 3 2 that enhance user experience by extending Baseline s ability to display images and related content in a variety of ways MultiImage Objects can display an animated or static sequence of images with built in controls that allow users to select and view each image with their respective caption Features common to

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