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Alterian Content Manager 5.9.5: W3C's WCAG Validation, UI Changes

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On the brink of Morello and Immediacy brands dissolving in history, Alterian Content Manager 5.9.5 brings several new features and enhancements, ranging from W3C’s WCAG validation capabilities to changes to the user interface that have been added to both the web-based and desktop versions of the Web CMS.

What’s New in Alterian Content Manager 5.9.5

One of the newfeatures is the ability to do standards-compliant accessibility checkingand web content validation against the latest W3C’s Web AccessibilityInitiative Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Page Studio -- Alterian’s (news, site) module for control over design and layout of pages -- sawsome changes as well. Namely, in the ability to include prebuiltfunctionalities such Google Maps, login forms, polls as componentsinto pages.

Another addition to Page Studio is the ability to autogenerate configuration forms for components that need specificparameters, Undo & Redo functionality and Smart Cell Placement -- afeature that anticipates where content authors may want to place certaincomponents on the page.

Learning Opportunities

New features have been added to theeditorial interface eliminating the need to switch back and forthbetween this interface and the administrative interface.

Business usersalso get a new way of sorting and ordering items in the editorialinterface to better control relevance and order of content items on thewebsite.

Also fresh on the UI front is a new graphical workflowrepresentation and refined access rights on websites’ branches.

AlterianContent Manager v7 Coming Soon

Come fall, we should see the nextmajor release of CM 7 that will bring together the elements of AlterianContent Manager Corporate & Enterprise Editions and consolidateeverything into one WCM platform -- the time when we will say "Fare thee well! and if for ever, Still for ever, fare thee well..." (thanks, Lord Byron) to Morello and ImmediacyWeb CMS brands.

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