New Accessibility / Usability Feature: Automatic File Icons

When inserting a link to a file (i.e., PDF, DOC, XLS), it is a best practice to display the file extension of the file to the user (and to open it up in a new window). However, sometimes we forget to add these to our links, and end up surprising the user with extra load times. Fret no more!

Today we have added a new feature to the Apollo that will automatically append the file extension of the file (PDF, DOC, or XLS) and also provide a small icon. See the below image for an example.

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Jeffrey Stevens

Jeff Stevens is the Assistant Web Manager for UF Health Web Services. He focuses on user experience, information architecture, content strategy, and usability.

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