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Network Maintenance January 19, 2021

On Tuesday morning, January 19th, from 1:00 – 6:00 AM ET, we will be performing internal network maintenance. During this time, there may be brief network interruptions to the following services:

  • It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking
  • Hosted web/mail sites and cuanswers.com
  • It’s My Biz 247 online banking

Web Design in 2020

2020 New Years Dog
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It’s that time of year when the year in review lists start getting published.  Maybe we should do our own retrospective on the websites launched this past year, but that is a post for another day.  Anyway, I found this 2020 Web Design Year in Review published on Speckyboy interesting as it highlights a couple of core ideas for us in Web Services.

Something we have always preached at CU*Answers Web Services is always design and code your web site to the formal standards.  Don’t get caught up in individual browser’s special cases.  All browsers will converge on standards.  And this is the first 2020 highlight from the Year in Review article.  All the major browsers became more conforming to the standards this past year.  This means our developers can more reliable use the features of CSS, JS and HTML as they were intended.

The second highlight from the article kind of shocked me.  According to their stats, Google Chrome holds nearly 70% market share of desktop browsers.  Followed by Apple’s Safari in the high teens.  The good news is the old Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 is down around 1% as it is phased out.  We’ve previously reported about Microsoft phasing IE out back in August and October.

Finally,  it was interesting to learn that WordPress’s Gutenberg editor is now 2 years old!  It’s definitely come a long way.  The CU*Answers Web Services team has been actively using it internally for special projects and rapid prototyping.  I think we’re finally getting comfortable with using it for a client site and I wouldn’t be surprised to see new client themes launch in 2021 using the new editor.  It feels like its almost ready for prime time.

2020 has been a crazy year, but we wanted to say thank you to all the clients and owners of CU*Answers for making it a great year also!

IBEWUW Federal Credit Union Launches New Website

IBEWUW FCU Home Page
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IBEWUW Federal Credit Union launched a new website today. The site is a modern design that includes rotating banners for current offers, a featured rates section and a news section on the home page. The new design will make it easier for visitors to find what they need quickly. The responsive design means it looks and works well on devices of all sizes. The site is implemented with a modern CMS allowing staff to add, update and delete the site content. Check out their beautiful new site: https://www.ibewuwfcu.com/

State Of The Word 2020

State of the Word is an annual keynote address delivered by the project co-founder, Matt Mullenweg. This year’s keynote will be streamed on FacebookYouTube, and Twitter on Thursday, Dec 17th, 2020  at 1600 UTC.

In previous years, the State of the Word has been one the most highly anticipated keynotes at WordCamp US. Attendees pack into the venue’s auditorium in anticipation of hearing about all of the highlights and milestones the WordPress community has achieved over the past year. Mullenweg often uses the time to recast his vision for the project and deliver important announcements. Learn more about the state of the word event.

At the end of the event, there will be a Q&A segment. You can submit your questions beforehand via a screen recording on your phone.
Learn more about how to submit your questions here!

Here is the official live stream link for YouTube; where you can also set a reminder.

 

Complex Community Federal Credit Union Launches New Website

Complex Community FCU home page
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Complex Community Federal Credit Union launched a great looking website today! The site features large, rotating banners for current promotions, featured content links, featured member news and a contact information bar. It’s designed with accessibility in mind and is responsive so it looks and works well on devices of all sizes. The new site is intended to bring in new members and service current members more effectively. Take a look at their new website: https://www.comcfcu.com/

The Beginning of the End of Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft Edge
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You may remember our previous post about how Microsoft is ending Internet Explorer in 2021.  As web developers we see this as good news!

The phasing out has officially begun.  Starting in recent versions of Microsoft Edge, when Internet Explorer visits an incompatible site, the browsing session will automatically be launched in Microsoft Edge to continue the browsing session.

What does that mean?  Well, if a visitor to a site is still using Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft keeps a list of incompatible sites and will automatically force the visitor to open the site in Microsoft Edge.

This special list is maintained by Microsoft, and is starting with big sites.  Notably on the list are YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Yahoo Mail, StackOverflow, StackExchange, VK, ESPN, Chase, Hotstar, Moneygram, eharmony, and GoDaddy, just to name a few.  These sites all dropped Internet Explorer support already.

It’s going to take a while for this process to trickle down, but we’re already seeing less IE11 traffic and more Edge traffic on our client sites.

Here’s more information from ZDNet and Bleeping Computer.