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  • NMA - Services: Design: Conquering the redesign
    connections Priorities are often represented by objects that embody the key messages you are trying to communicate Connections are the pathways your visitors navigate to the information they seek from you Building a design in stages Websites are multi dimensional They have a two dimensional flat screen image known as a web page But they also have depth That s why we speak of drilling down deeper into a website to get to interior pages Before you create the graphic design elements the look and feel of the homepage being the most important you need to know the multi dimensional components that will be part of that design and how those components are organized That s why we create two preliminary design documents the site map and the wireframe layout The site map Represents the organization of web pages on the website It doesn t have to show every page on the site but it does have to show the pathways that a website visitor would take to browse for information Uses boxes with names to represent the pages and lines to show the connections from page to page The wireframe layout Represents the organization of objects on a given page Many pages share similar layouts and can be templated use the same basic layout But the homepage is its own beast with a unique and complex layout and that s usually where we start Uses boxes with names to to show how the various key message objects and navigation components are laid out on the page Even at this early stage the site map and wireframes must be tied directly to the website objectives so that they inform the final design document the graphic mockup The graphic mockup Follows the same layout as the wireframe Incorporates branding elements such

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  • NMA - Services: Technology and Support
    benefits of using Baseline CMS is you that don t need to call us to make changes to your website you can easily do it yourself Sometimes though it s nice to have help That s when you can call NMA Whenever you want help Our technical support program ensures a speedy answer to any question you have Email us or call us directly All of us at NMA are

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  • NMA - About Us: About Us
    and pragmatic approach Our clients consider NMA a trusted source to help them meet their current requirements and anticipate their future needs It s all about people and teamwork We ve built a strong team based on the principles of respect and cooperation Our recruitment and employee programs ensure we have the best people with strong technical expertise capable of delivering excellent work and innovative ideas In a world of contracts we establish partnerships Our team and your team working together to make you better Your success is the only true measure of our hard work and commitment Take that philosophy and extend it to all our clients and good things are bound to happen More than a decade of sticking to our principles We ve survived fierce competition market volatility and continuously evolving technologies We attribute this to our commitment to quality our practical and pragmatic approach our people and the true partnerships we form with our clients We never stop learning and by sharing our know how in a measured and sensible manner we continue to grow and thrive just like our clients To learn more about us please browse the links below Our Approach NMA began in

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  • NMA - Our Clients: Clients
    Menu about nma products services case studies support Home Clients Client List Case Studies Reports Back to Top Advanced Search Copyright New Media Architects Ltd home sitemap privacy linking view

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  • NMA - Support: Baseline CMS Version 2.6
    back to top 2 6 1 Storage Batch Import Baseline CMS now provides a new utility in the Storage menu that allows Administrators to batch import files to Storage when uploading several files to the server Once files are uploaded to the server using FTP the Batch Import page will automatically find and display the files and allow the Administrator to import them into Storage without having to manage their settings individually Administrators also have the option of assigning the files to a given Location or Group within Baseline CMS Figure 5 Batch Import Details back to top 2 6 2 CMS Expanding Inline Info Boxes Expandable Info Boxes are now available throughout Baseline CMS By clicking on the icon or text link associated with the help info Figure 6 Info Boxes can be opened and closed within the page where you are working This allows you to view the help info as you need it instead of navigating to the Help section of the CMS Figure 6 Expanded Inline Help Info Box for Google Map back to top 2 6 2 Content Redesigned Comments and Captcha The latest release of Baseline CMS includes a significant redesign of the way comments are displayed on content pages These improvements include Easier to read layout in a new table format separating name location and time of post from the comment The ability to sort comments chronologically Pagination for lists of comments over a preset amount Figure 7 Improved Comments Display with Sort Function and Pagination Baseline CMS now also provides an additional security feature for comments called Captcha This utility prevents spamming from anonymous users by requiring users to enter characters into a text box before submitting a post Figure 8 Comments Form with Captcha Note Icons to the left of the Captcha image allow you to change the image and view help in a popup window back to top 2 6 2 Content Configurable Toolbars for Content Items Baseline CMS now provides the ability to include toolbars on the top and bottom of content pages The toolbar can be configured specifically for each Baseline website or microsite under the Website menu in Architecture Available toolbar components include Comments Displays the number of comments and a link to the comments at the bottom of the page Comments must be enabled Email a Friend Opens a form in a popup window that allows users to email a link to the page Feedback Form Opens a feedback form in a popup window Last Updated Displays the date when the Content Item was last updated Option must be set in Publish settings Owner Displays the name of the owner author of the Content Item Print Opens printable version of the page in a popup window Separator A line to separate toolbar items from each other Text Size Changes the font size of the Content Item Additionally custom scripting or third party objects can be added if required An example of this can be seen in

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  • NMA - Support: Baseline CMS Version 2.5
    Editor now supports popup windows and other built in Baseline JavaScript functions All link settings can be updated at any time Font formatting has been streamlined with more control over text styles and better integration with site wide Cascading Style Sheets Improvements have been made to the way Microsoft Word documents are imported Virtually all unnecessary Word specific tags and attributes are now removed making this commonly used feature much more expedient and reliable The Inline HTML Editor also includes the following new features Optional full page editing expand your workspace for editing large format Content Items Inline HTML Editor is scalable allows you to drag and resize your workspace Find and replace text search Built in anchor tag support useful for creating a table of contents for long pages and including back to top links Insert dates and times Status bar at the bottom of the HTML Editor shows you the formatting for selected text and all other HTML elements Figure 1 Inline HTML Editor for Content Item Introduction and Content back to top 2 5 2 Link to CMS from Website Baseline version 2 5 0 now provides a more intuitive way to find and edit content by providing logged in CMS users with a link on the public website to navigate to the desired item in the CMS Once a CMS User is logged in they can navigate to any page on the website and use the CMS Links provided in the top right corner of the page Figure 2 to perform the following functions Navigate back to the CMS homepage Quickly load the Classification page or Content Item into the CMS for editing Edit the text and graphics of the Classification or Content Item in a popup window Load homepage Display Objects into the CMS for editing Figure 2 CMS Link Box appearing on a content page in the public website Note Options displayed in the CMS Link menu will vary depending on which type of page the user is viewing back to top 2 5 3 Edit Classification from Content Area It is now possible to edit content for Classification Nodes from the same area you manage Content Items without having to go through the more complex Architecture section of the CMS When using the Classification Tree in the Content section of the CMS a link to the Classification details page is displayed in the top right corner of the Content Item list view Figure 3 allowing quick access to the display settings of a related Classification Node Figure 3 Edit Classification link appearing in Content section of the CMS back to top 2 5 4 Improved CMS Content List Views Managing content is easier and more efficient in Baseline version 2 5 0 with improved Content list views The following improvements help CMS Users of large scale websites find Content Items quickly and intuitively The default list view for Content Items shows All Content regardless of Classification On a website with a lot of

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  • NMA - Support: Baseline CMS Version 2.4
    in a menu This allows the Administrator to Selectively import CSS rules from other existing style sheets in Baseline You would want to do this to duplicate style of objects with similar functionality For example You have different style sheets for your public website and extranet but you want to keep the same styles for your extranet footer that you used on the public site In this case you would import rules from the public style sheet that are related to the footer Display Object Footer Core etc Reduce the amount of CSS rules in a style sheet making it much easier to manage For instance if you do not use forums on your website you don t need to import any forum related style rules Improved filtering of CSS rules in the list view making rules easier to find In addition to being able to sort rules by name selector or type you can now also sort by groups of rules HTML Editor Baseline version 2 4 0 streamlines the CSS rules available in the following areas The HTML Editor Font Class drop down box for font styles on regular text The Hyperlink Creator Class drop down box for styles on anchor tags The Table Creator Class drop down boxes for styles on table elements The above class drop down boxes will now only display the most relevant CSS Rules for the situation They will also display CSS rules developed specifically for your Baseline web site These changes will simplify the process of applying styles to text hyperlinks and table elements in the HTML Editor back to top 2 4 5 Extranet Content Management While previous versions of Baseline required users to log into the CMS in order to manage content Baseline version 2 4 now allows users to add and edit content within an extranet This simplifies content management for contributors making it accessible to even novice users It also makes it easier to manage who contributes content and where it is placed on your website Extranet The extranet content management feature simplifies adding content by providing extranet users with A list view page of all content they have added An easy to use editing tool specialized for each supported content type The removal of sophisticated management features that most users don t need The following CMS features can be enabled for extranet content contributors HTML Editor to format text Ability to upload graphics Ability to upload Related Files documents Select which profile groups can view the content Ability to set Publish and Archive dates The Baseline CMS Administrator can configure the above features differently for each profile This means that the Administrator can reduce functionality for less experienced users and increase it for more advanced users Figure 1 Add Article Baseline CMS version 2 4 provides a new tab on the Classification interface called Content Edit This area gives Administrators the ability to assign permission to registered extranet users to add and editing content in the extranet

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  • NMA - Support: Baseline CMS Version 2.3
    1 Horizontal Search Display Object back to top 2 3 2 Permissions for Display Object Assignments Login Display Object Instance Assignments Baseline version 2 3 allows Administrators to set permissions for the assignment of any given Display Object Instance to Shell Areas Two main benefits of this functionality are Shell Areas header left column right column and footer can now be configured to show different content based on the user s profile For example if the user is not logged in then the Administrator can set up the left column to show a login box Once the user logs in the left column can then be configured to show a log out link instead of the login box No additional Websites or Shells need to be created in order to configure Shell Areas to specific user profiles This functionality is now available within one Website Shell combination and will simplify the management of Display Objects and Shell Area assignments for sites requiring logins Login Redirect In previous versions of Baseline a user would automatically be redirected to an extranet website after logging in With the ability to assign permissions to Login Display Objects it is no longer necessary to create a separate extranet website Note that it may still be practical to do so Baseline version 2 3 includes a new Display Object called Login Redirect that allows the logged in user to be directed to a specific page within the current website rather than being redirected to the extranet website associated with their profile The original login functionality is still available now called Login Extranet Display Object back to top 2 3 3 Form Content Type In Baseline version 2 3 a more flexible Form content type has replaced the Survey content type Like Surveys the Form content type allows a CMS user to create an HTML form that will capture information from end users of their website The Form content type comes with two template styles Left Graphic template Right Graphic template The Form content type also has two presentation modes Questions Registration Figure 2 Question Left Graphic Template Questions mode displays the form fields as a series of questions that can be used as a survey poll or feedback form Figure 3 Registration Right Graphic Template Registration mode displays the form fields as groups of inputs that can be used for event registration and requests for information or services Functional Features Forms can be displayed in a public or extranet website and have the following features Client side validation of input fields displays alerts to notify the user that they have omitted certain mandatory fields Prevention of duplicate submissions 100 certainty for logged in users Customizable thank you page for successful submissions Optional customizable email receipt to both the person submitting the form and the website Administrator Prerequisite forms the user must complete a specified form before proceeding to a subsequent form Ability to lock a form from receiving further submissions while allowing read only access to

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