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Japanese language settings, UI styling and accessibility updates, and new digit notation policy - Sept. 12, 2017

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By Grace Lam

Hello and welcome to the Siteimprove release notes. It’s been a while since you last heard from us, but we’ve been working hard on some big exciting changes coming ahead. Stay tuned.

In the meanwhile, in this week’s release, some new updates—new Japanese language settings, new policy for flagging inconsistent digit notation formats, and accessibility and style improvements to our platform.

 

WHAT’S NEW

Platform fully available in Japanese

If your organization or business operates or has offices in Japan, you may be interested to hear that the Siteimprove Intelligence Platform is now available in Japanese, our first Asian language offering. Start crawling those Japanese websites!

In Policy Library: digit notation formats

We’ve added a policy to help look for the inconsistent usage of commas or periods to group digits and indicate decimals. Choose from one of two formats and the policy will flag instances of the other: where commas are used to separate multiples of a thousand, and a period to indicate decimal points, or vice versa.

 

IMPROVEMENTS

A more accessible platform:

In our ongoing mission to make our platform more accessible, we have implemented some important improvements that will help users of screen readers navigate it more easily:

  • Pages have been broken down into logical "areas", e.g. header, navigation (menu), and main content
  • Important sections (e.g. Site and Group selector, Help Center dropdown, search bar) have been assigned ARIA labels

UI styling updates:

We are introducing some styling changes that will give the user interface a cleaner, contemporary aesthetic. These include:

  • New color scheme, incorporating the new colors that will be used in the Dashboard
  • Use of more organic shapes and lines for a more approachable feel
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