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Oxford Mosaic web platform announces new widgets

News publication date: 
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
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An increasing number of colleagues around the University are benefitting from recent developments on the Oxford Mosaic web platform. Since January 2017, 101 new sites have been set up with 269 new content editors joining; in the last month alone there have been 855,518 page views on Mosaic platform sites. Continual development of the platform is essential to ensure content editors have the tools they require to build engaging sites for their users.

Last September, the new Ashmolean Museum website was rebuilt on Mosaic by Museum staff using a suite of new widgets to produce highly engaging page designs - which went down a storm with site visitors! The new widgets, built by the Mosaic development team to designs developed with input from 2 web design agencies, introduce a range of new designs for laying out grids and listings and the items within them, including Grid, List, Banner, Carousel, Slideshow advanced and Image Gallery advanced widgets.

All new sites provisioned since 1 October 2017 have already been using the new widgets, and they can also be viewed in action on the updated Mosaic Demo website. You can read more information about the new widgets and the phased removal of the old ones, as well as view a listing widget guide diagram, on our website.

In the next few months we are also adding further new widgets for adding Vacancy Listings (integrating with the University’s Jobs feed), Custom CSS stylesheets and Custom JavaScript to your site. Keep an eye on the Release Notes for when they become available.