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06/29/2018
Upgrading Acquia.com from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8: If We Knew Then What We Know Now

Interesting webinar: Acquia shares experiences and lessons learned regarding their site migration from Drupal 7 to 8. Project also included a redesign, as well as restructuring, triaging, and rewriting 5000 pages of content.
https://youtu.be/ZqIah3I6OM8

Everyone knows that a company’s website is one of the most important assets in their ecosystem and engagement model. It becomes a recurring touchpoint in the...

Summary: Clickable UI elements with absent or weak visual signifiers condition users over time to click and hover uncert...
11/16/2015
Long-Term Exposure to Flat Design: How the Trend Slowly Makes Users Less Efficient

Summary: Clickable UI elements with absent or weak visual signifiers condition users over time to click and hover uncertainly across pages—reducing efficiency and increasing reliance on contextual cues and immediate click feedback. Young adult users may be better at perceiving subtle clickability clues, but they don’t enjoy click uncertainty any more than other age groups.
http://www.nngroup.com/articles/flat-design-long-exposure/

Clickable interface elements with absent or weak visual signifiers condition users to click and hover uncertainly across pages—reducing efficiency.

For Fed Drupalers... Drupal GovCon July 22-24 at NIH. If you didn't get your tickets, sign up for the Waitlist.https://w...
07/14/2015
Drupal GovCon 2015 | Drupal GovCon

For Fed Drupalers... Drupal GovCon July 22-24 at NIH. If you didn't get your tickets, sign up for the Waitlist.
https://www.drupalgovcon.org/drupal-govcon-2015

07/08 SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's true, Over 1200 of you are planning to attend the 4th annual Drupal GovCon North America and we're now officially SOLD OUT. But there's more! Read on for how to find your ticket/registration and how to RELEASE YOUR TICKET if you can no longer attend... Re…

Just Say No to Sliders - Interesting reading on the efficacy of carousels/sliders/rotators on your website.http://blog.n...
06/23/2015
Just Say No To Sliders

Just Say No to Sliders - Interesting reading on the efficacy of carousels/sliders/rotators on your website.

http://blog.navigationarts.com/just-say-no-to-sliders/

Just Say No To Sliders by: Shad Itschner June 11th, 2015 Go to nearly any website out there today, be it a blog, corporate page, or web portal, and you’re sure to find an image slider or carousel, or some form of an auto-rotating image or slide, usually with a small bit of navigation. In fact, I’m f…

01/06/2015

The 114th Congress Convenes! Web Solutions welcomes the newest Members of Congress.

For those lucky enough to be able to attend... DrupalCon Amsterdam is September 29 to October 3.https://amsterdam2014.dr...
08/14/2014
DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014

For those lucky enough to be able to attend... DrupalCon Amsterdam is September 29 to October 3.

https://amsterdam2014.drupal.org/

August 8, 2014Register before midnight and save 50€ on tickets to DrupalCon AmsterdamWill you be coming to DrupalCon Amsterdam?DrupalCon is where all the big magic happens. From sprints that improve the project to training that brings in new talent, attending DrupalCon is the best way to get involve…

Capitol Camp & Drupal4Gov Gov Days are merging this year. FREE 3 Day Drupal learning event! Register: http://2014.capita...
07/18/2014
Capital Camp and Gov Days | Capital Camp and Gov Days

Capitol Camp & Drupal4Gov Gov Days are merging this year.
FREE 3 Day Drupal learning event!

Register: http://2014.capitalcampandgovdays.com/

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 08:00 to Friday, August 1, 2014 - 17:00These two great DC Drupal camps are merging! Join us July 30th - August 1st for this FREE EVENT at the National Institutes of Health!FREE TicketTickets to the event are free, but Required. Please register to reserve your ticket.Quanti…

03/28/2014

"Exiting the House" link messages for external links have not been required for many years. However, a very few older sites may still employ them. Now, they will be going away permanently. See House System Advisory on HouseNet for more detail.

CMF nomination extended until December 2, 2013. Nominate your office for a Gold Mouse Award in Social Media!http://www.c...
11/21/2013
Congressional Management Foundation

CMF nomination extended until December 2, 2013. Nominate your office for a Gold Mouse Award in Social Media!
http://www.congressfoundation.org/index.php

The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to helping Congress and its Members meet the evolving needs and expectations of an engaged and informed 21st century citizenry. Our work focuses on improving congressional operations and enhancing citizen en...

Read the #SocialCongress Report from Congressional Management Foundation (CMF)."This report represents the first researc...
08/26/2013
#SocialCongress

Read the #SocialCongress Report from Congressional Management Foundation (CMF).

"This report represents the first research into congressional staffers' attitudes about their offices' use of social media. The findings are based on an online survey of congressional staff on their opinions and practices related to constituent communications, including social media."

See more at:
http://www.congressfoundation.org/projects/communicating-with-congress/social-congress

Perceptions and Use of Social Media on Capitol Hill This report represents the first research into congressional staffers' attitudes about their offices'

Get Ready!Congressional Management Foundation will begin 113th Congress website evaluations after Labor Day 2013.  Tips ...
08/02/2013
Congressional Management Foundation

Get Ready!
Congressional Management Foundation will begin 113th Congress website evaluations after Labor Day 2013. Tips for improving online communications will be offered throughout the summer.
http://www.congressfoundation.org/

The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to helping Congress and its Members meet the evolving needs and expectations of an engaged and informed 21st century citizenry. Our work focuses on improving congressional operations and enhancing citizen en...

07/10/2013
API v1 is retired, old timeline widgets are no-longer rendered | Twitter Developers

Check Your Twitter Widgets

In June, Twitter deactivated support for their old API/timeline widgets. Check to make sure you are using the latest version. If your Twitter feed has recently become unavailable, this may be the cause.
Read more here: https://dev.twitter.com/discussions/18458

Notes and references for integrating Tweets and timelines into your web site. If you still had an old widget on your site, you can find a URL to configure a replacement embedded timeline as a warning message in your browser's developer console, or visit http://twitter.com/settings/widgets to start a...

06/06/2013

The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) will be gearing up this summer for their 113th Congress Gold Mouse Project.

"With an estimated 70% of American adults online, Members of Congress should have good websites that effectively communicate with and serve citizens. The Gold Mouse Project seeks to improve the websites of Congress by identifying best and innovative practices that can be more widely adopted by House & Senate offices."

Stay tuned for more info:

http://www.congressfoundation.org/projects/gold-mouse-project

New Drupal websites in the 113th House of Representatives (set 3 of 8):http://duckworth.house.gov/http://enyart.house.go...
02/20/2013
Congressman William Enyart | Representing the 12th District of Illinois

New Drupal websites in the 113th House of Representatives (set 3 of 8):
http://duckworth.house.gov/
http://enyart.house.gov/
http://esty.house.gov/
http://foster.house.gov/
http://frankel.house.gov/
http://gabbard.house.gov/
http://gallego.house.gov/
http://garcia.house.gov/
http://grayson.house.gov/
http://dennyheck.house.gov/

“When I meet with folks across Southern Illinois, I hear the same concern over good jobs and what the future will look like for our kids and grandkids. Our families, workers, and small businesses have met the challenge of these tough economic times head-on, but it’s not easy and finding stronger eco...

New Drupal websites in the 113th House of Representatives (set 2 of 8)http://castro.house.gov/http://chriscollins.house....
01/29/2013
Congressman Joaquin Castro | Representing the 20th District of Texas

New Drupal websites in the 113th House of Representatives (set 2 of 8)
http://castro.house.gov/
http://chriscollins.house.gov/
http://dougcollins.house.gov/
http://cook.house.gov/
http://cotton.house.gov/
http://cramer.house.gov/
http://daines.house.gov/
http://rodneydavis.house.gov/
http://delaney.house.gov/
http://desantis.house.gov/

Washington, D.C.— Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released this statement following President Obama’s call for comprehensive immigration reform:

New Drupal Sites in the 113th House of Representatives (set 1 of 8):http://barr.house.gov/http://beatty.house.gov/http:/...
01/29/2013
Congressman Andy Barr | Representing All the People of Kentucky's Sixth District

New Drupal Sites in the 113th House of Representatives (set 1 of 8):
http://barr.house.gov/
http://beatty.house.gov/
http://bentivolio.house.gov/
http://bera.house.gov/
http://bridenstine.house.gov/
http://susanwbrooks.house.gov/
http://juliabrownley.house.gov/
http://bustos.house.gov/
http://cardenas.house.gov/
http://cartwright.house.gov/

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Andy Barr announced today that he has received assignments on two key subcommittees with the House Committee on Financial Services: the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

01/29/2013

On January 3rd, Web Solutions launched 81 Drupal websites for the New House of Representatives Members of the 113th Congress!

11/05/2012

Are You Ready for Redistricting?

Most Members of Congress will be affected by redistricting in the 113th Congress. If you are in any district other than an At-Large State, then at the very least your district boundaries, maps, and constituents are changing. For other offices, your actual District Number may be changing as well.

Make sure you are preparing for the changes. Information to assist you will be available online, in briefings and with office outreach.

Web-related items to consider now include any social media or public email addresses that use your District number in the name.

Also, if your website prominently references a changing District number in your banner or graphic art, beginning planning for changes.

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