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I was wondering about truncating in general... when doing so instead of truncating at the exact character count... Could you not go back the last space prior to that and truncate there with a "..." appended.
In the example (see image below) the truncated caption would be;
"DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers set new corn and soybean records last year, harvesting the largest crops ever as a cool summer allowed the plants to mature under mostly favorable ..."
"DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers set new corn and soybean records last year, harvesting the largest crops ever as a cool summer allowed the plants to mature under mostly favorable condit"
That way the reader would receive an indication the text was truncated purposefully and and was not ;an error.
We're radio. We NEED an "audio playlist" type block that is NOT Flash! 50% of our traffic is from Apple products
I would actually recommend the Syndication tool. It's free and should be available under Editorial.
Using the Syndication tool, you can set up a channel to YouTube - based off of a user account or a keyword.
Then, you can either just pick and choose from the Syndication channel the items you want (it is really nicely integrated with Editorial).
Or you can create an importer to feed all of the items in automatically as YouTube assets. You can assign them a keyword, flag, section, delete date, etc.
However, I found nothing in the documentation about them. Are they available for use in UTL or elsewhere in Blox?
I have more than once found new urls created (not by my staff) in our site index and rss options. Our readers use our site index.
Feature request: We need a way to manage the display of new urls, section tags, site index, rss, etc. in one menu. In the admin when creating new urls/sections, it would be great to have the option to select a checkmark to hide or display urls/sections in the site map, rss, etc. (The current "exclusion" fields are limited.)
Do we have any timeline on when better placing of photos in articles will happen? To be alle to make them the width of the article, or place left or right?
So, we've created some new article modes such as the longform article. When all items are placed inline, they end up being full width across the entire page.
However, if you pull the photo into the copy, you lose the cutline. Is there a photo presentation option I can use to keep the cutline working? I've tried showcase, but of course, it moves it to the top of the page.
However, I'll see if there is a way we can 'hint' to the user that there is more if you click on the photo. Maybe it needs to do something on a mouseover or something...
How do I get the author to show up above as it shows in the documentation? Do I put the author byline in the "author" section? I've tried byline and tagline, have an image of the author, but it doesn't do it, so I'm assuming I'm doing something wrong. Thanks for your help!
The author needs to have a user account, be assigned to the story as "author," and the account should be filled out with their avatar, bio, etc. If they fill out their Twitter and Facebook, those will show up as well.
Then, of course, you need the "presentation" mode set to "personality."
I've already tried:
and they don't appear to work. Any ideas?
You will see a lot more of this in our new templates which are due out next year.
But, the way to access this image is:
[% this.block.custom.image.resource_url %]
(Where "image" is the name of the property.)
On the YouTube asset, go to "other" and then enter:
name = position
value = showcase
Available position values:
showcase = Large and on top of the article
top = Top of the media box
bottom = Bottom of the story
There's too much white space between the arrows. The timeline doesn't size to accommodate more 3 items occurring at the same time (it will work with 4 or more but they sit on top of each other.) The article list looks like an un-formatted mess. In my example if it could accommodate a full size picture it did otherwise it used a 300px thumbnail. I'd prefer as much consistency as possible. For example always use a 300px thumbnail (unless image is smaller). When it used the full size picture the metadata (posted, comments, keywords) showed up under the 1st paragraph text (like it should.) When a thumbnail was used the metadata showed up under the thumbnail which I don't particularly like but could accept if it was consistent, which it's not. Lastly clicking on the items in the timeline does nothing. It should either open the article or at least take you to the item further down on the page.
I love the concept and think with some tweaking it would be a much better. I did a mockup of my idealized version of the timeline. The biggest difference is the current asset is on display between the arrows. As you would click on the arrows or boxes in the timeline that asset would change. Because the asset link, preview, preview paragraph etc would all show up top the only thing needed in the article list is a headline list and maybe the posted date.
I'm interested in seeing feedback on this and in seeing how other are implementing the new options.
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