Category: Content

Why and how to compress PDFs

Overview Portable document format (PDF) files are commonly used by governments to upload meeting agendas, minutes and other official public documents. Reducing PDF sizes makes it easier for the public to access these types of files. Problem Government PDFs can be large in file size. This makes it difficult to download and access them, especially … Continued

Icons on ProudCity

IMPORTANT We have upgraded our icon tool, including:   Improved font selector tool More icons (2,000+)   As part of this upgrade, because of the new way icon files are named, there is a slight ‘bug’. When editing an icon widget, you will need to update all of the icons in the widget. Otherwise, they … Continued

HTML tables

An HTML table is a structured set of tabular data (rows and columns) displayed on a web page. Similar to spreadsheets, tables allow you to display values that indicate a connection between different types of data. Sample HTML table: It’s important to note that tables should be used sparingly and for tabular data only. We … Continued

Plain language and government websites

From plainlanguage.gov: Plain language (also called Plain English) is communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it. Language that is plain to one set of readers may not be plain to others. Written material is in plain language if your audience can: Find what they need; Understand what they find; … Continued

How to manage content publish status on your ProudCity website

Overview Website Admins and Editors can manage content publish status on a number of content types, including pages, posts, meetings and more. Steps There are two ways to edit the publish status of content: content view and quick edit. Content view When creating new or editing existing content, open the ‘Publish’ admin box on the … Continued

How to create contacts in your ProudCity powered government website

Overview A contact has staff member name, position, label, and form of communication either email or/and phone. Optional fields available include Facebook URL, twitter username, staff member bio, and photo. We use labels to distribute where the contacts display throughout the site. Example In our ProudCity demo site, we demonstrate how the staff contact directory … Continued

How to add Facebook and Twitter widgets to your ProudCity-powered government website

Facebook and Twitter feeds can easily be added to ProudCity-powered government websites. You can see here how we’re using these widgets at proudcity.com: https://proudcity.com/connect There are two ways to add these to your website: Set up a ‘Connect’ page using our prebuilt layout template Manually inserting onto page using the Facebook/Twitter widgets Here’s how to … Continued

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