September updates: new sites and new employees
In this issue:
Recently, we had the opportunity to work with the New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS) on their new website. Serving more than 350,000 active members and retirees in New York City, NYCERS is the largest municipal public employee retirement system in the United States.
You know that saying about the cobbler’s kids being the last to get new shoes? Well, it turns out the same goes for web designers. For the last several years, we’ve been preaching about the importance of modern design principles and the effect they can have on an organization…but we’ve been too busy to apply this advice to our own web presence.
Well, today that has finally changed. By putting ourselves through our own 5 phase process, we now have a modern, meaningful website that we’re proud to share. When you have a moment, take a look at the new digitaldeployment.com and give us your feedback!
We’ve also been expanding our team to better serve you. We’re pleased to welcome three new team members. Dave has joined the dev team as our newest front-end developer, helping to ensure our websites continue to look and function beautifully. Karla has joined our production team as an additional Content Specialist, to help clients with content plans and migration. Heather will be heading the SLA program in the newly-created role of Customer Success Manager, a position dedicated exclusively to supporting and training you—our valued clients. We’re excited to have them join our team!
This month’s improvements
- Improved the XML Sitemap (if enabled) by adding it to robots.txt and making it easier for search engines to discover.
- Added the ability to set up a Destination Redirect or a URL Redirect, with a URL pointing to the current site and containing query string parameters.
- Fixed an issue where URL autocompletion, such as on the Destination Redirect field, could mess up URLs that have special characters (such as a % or ?).
- Fixed a PHP warning that showed up for some visitors when submitting a webform using certain browsers, particularly Internet Explorer 11.