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Testing Your Webpages for Mobile Devices

The amount of web traffic coming from mobile devices has been increasing. In just the last two years, the percentage of mobile device website traffic has increased from 28.7 percent to 43.05 percent (Statista). We've seen a similar trend in the traffic coming from mobile devices to the websites on our Ag Content Management System (Ag CMS). That's why we think it's important to optimize our websites for mobile devices.

We create webpages in Ag CMS on our desktops or laptops, so it is not surprising that sometimes our pages do not translate well to mobile devices. However, it's really easy to check your pages on a mobile device. Start by viewing your pages on your own mobile device. Just open your browser and go to the web address of the page you want to test.

The mobile theme we have for all Ag CMS sites will take care of a lot of issues, like repositioning certain elements and resizing images, but there are things you can check for as well. Does the main point of your page come across on your mobile device? Is the most important content visible without scrolling? Does formatting like centering text or aligning text and images make sense on your mobile device?

Of course, not all mobile devices are the same, so you also may want to test your site on other mobile devices. Emulate what your webpage will look like on multiple mobile devices from inside Firefox (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Responsive_Design_Mode).

In Firefox:

  • Go to the page you want to test. Your page has to be published and live.
  • Open the Firefox menu and choose "Web Developer," then "Responsive Design Mode."
  • Click at the top of the smartphone-sized window where it says "no device selected" and choose a device.
  • If you choose a smartphone-sized device, you should see our Ag CMS mobile template applied to your page.

If you want to see how it works, here's the recording of the Ag Comm webinar: "Testing Your Webpages for Mobile Devices."

If you have questions or have any trouble using Responsive Design Mode in Firefox, please contact me or Sonja.

Bob Bertsch, Web Technology Specialist, 701-231-7381
, Web Technology Specialist, 701-231-6403

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Ag Comm Webinar: Office Mix

Bob Bertsch leads a walkthrough of Office Mix, a helpful PowerPoint add-on for recording audio and/or video narration on your slides. Office Mix makes it easy to turn your PowerPoint into an engaging video.

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Ag Comm Webinar: Webconferencing with Bb Collaborate Ultra

Scott Swanson provides an overview of Collaborate's updated version called Ultra. Collaborate Ultra provides real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share a presentation or your screen, and more. Collaborate Ultra opens right in your web browser, so you don't have to install any software to join a session.

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Email Management Tips and Tricks

This video offers simple tips and tricks that can help you become more organized and productive with your email management.

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Ag Comm Webinar - Shooting High Quality Video

How can paying attention to fairly simple things as lighting, faces, background clutter, shot variability and the like improve videos? Bruce Sundeen and Scott Swanson share tips for shooting high-quality video in the latest Ag Comm webinar.

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Ag Comm Webinar: PowerPoint Pizzazz

I presented "PowerPoint Pizzazz in this 17:08 video. Watch it to learn some graphic design tips that can make your PowerPoints more interesting and engaging.

Get the PPT presentation here.

You can find other Ag Comm videos on our YouTube channel.

, Graphic Design Specialist, 701-231-7891

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Ag Comm Webinar Features Extension Brand Refresh

Spring is a time of renewal and refreshment and the NDSU Extension Service is undergoing a branding refresh of its own. Kelli Armbruster, Agriculture Communication information specialist, showcased the new NDSU Extension Service branded materials and templates that will be available soon, in the May Ag Comm webinar. 

An announcement will be made when the new branded items and templates are available for download.

, Information Specialist, 701-231-6136

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Equipment Available for Checkout

 

Need a wireless mic for a Facebook Live session? How about a large touch-screen monitor for an open house? Want to keep speakers on schedule with an inconspicuous timer?

Ag Communication has all these and more equipment available for checkout. Watch this webinar to learn more.

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Write the Right Word - The Webinar

Not sure when to use a comma? Need help knowing when to capitalize a direction? The "Write the Right Words" webinar can help.
Based on Ellen Crawford’s Let’s Communicate articles, this interactive webinar from February 15, 2017 covers grammar, punctuation, style and more.

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Preparing for Media Interviews

In an interview, do you try to just think quickly to answer the reporter’s questions? Instead, learn how to plan ahead on issues and use your key messages to get across your important points.

In the Jan. 18, 2017, Ag Comm webinar, Kelli Armbruster and Becky Koch shared how to prepare for an interview and tips for the interview itself. The concepts apply to print, radio and TV interviews – and connecting with mass media and the public via social media.

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