For business social software users, a key to increasing user adoption is providing practical and helpful tools for easily creating great content – and an advanced HTML editor does just that. The great thing is that the HTML editing tool can be embedded directly into the platform, and offers a variety of benefits (which we’ll get to in just a bit…)
Since Ephox launched a special HTML editor built just for business social software users back in January, we’ve heard firsthand from several new clients just how much the productivity and quality of website authoring and management has gone up.
Why is this so?
Well, for starters, the more business social software users create great looking content using a built-in HTML editor (like EditLive! for IBM Connections), the more people will be engaged and wanting to use the interactive platform.
And (drum roll…) the easier it is to create content, edit images and embed social media links, the more willing users are to publish their content on wikis, blogs, profiles, forums and activities. Thus, the business social software tool becomes even more valuable to the organization.
Here’s how EditLive!’s HTML Editor is increasing user adoption among business social users:
Feature: Easy copying, pasting and editing of documents with images, tables, lists, etc., from any source.
Benefit: Requires no user learning curve or need for reformatting. A clean import maintains content structures such as headings, tables, lists and even images – without bringing in any messy code.
Feature: Embed user comments and conversations directly in the content.
Benefit: Saves time editing, and working with multiple documents and sending emails back and forth.
Feature: Resize, crop, rotate, flip or add effects to any image in your content.
Benefit: Enables authors to publish images (that add impact to their content), without having to use a separate editing tool or rely on IT support to make edits to the image.
Feature: Track changes to text, layout and formats by author, date and type.
Benefit: Gives authors a history of changes made in one source, and it eliminates the need for an abundance of emails, voicemails and meetings.
Feature: Ensure content is consistently styled throughout the site.
Benefit: Create templates that restrict authors to using only certain style sheets. Plus, you can combine styles with the ability to work with lists, tables, images, DIVs and other complex markup, irrespective of an author’s technical expertise.
Feature: Enable authors to address accessibility compliance issues before publishing content.
Benefit: Get reports and notifications of images missing alternative text, inaccessible tables and other accessibility issues in content, similar to how inline spell checking works.
Feature: Spell-checking in dozens of languages and supporting international character sets.
Benefit: Never get caught with a misspelled word again. Plus, get access to a thesaurus and hyperlink checking.
As you can see, an HTML editor (like EditLive! for IBM Connections) offers many feature-rich benefits to help business social software users create great content. And the easier it is to get content published, the higher the likelihood of users wanting to adopt the platform.
Continue to read the Ephox Blog for information about our HTML Editor, EditLive! for IBM Connections.
How are your business social software users frustrated when they’re writing, editing and embedding images in their content?