What's new in Ceros

The latest and greatest in the world of Ceros

Release
April 03, 2021

Object States for SVG fill Color

One of the limitations of object states has been the inability to change SVG fill color in a state. With this update, designers can now change SVG fill color for hover, click, and custom object states.

Notes:

  • Transition support coming in a later release
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Release
April 03, 2021

Google Analytics 4 Integration

Google Analytics 4 (or GA4) is the latest version of the Google analytics platform which launched in October 2020. Compared to previous version it places a heavy emphasis on event-driven data models. It produces a more complete cross-channel view of the customer lifecycle and puts the information to use with predictive marketing features, providing marketers with more information and efficient ways to act on those insights.

How it works

  • Within the Ceros studio go to Account > Integrations add your GA4 Tracking ID field, which now supports GA4 ID ("G-"). No other studio changes need to be made. 
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Release
April 03, 2021

Unpublish an Experience

On April 7th users will now have more control over live content with the ability to unpublish Ceros content as well as taking your experience offline whenever you need to and that your most up-to-date content is the only content that is live. Why:

We've made this change so whatever the reason may be that you need to take your content offline - you don't have to delete the whole experience to achieve that goal.

How it works:

  • Hover over the experience to tile to reveal the icons along the top of the tile, and click unpublish
  • After you make edits, you can hover over the icons along the top of the tile and click republish to make it live again.

Notes:

  • Once you click unpublish, your content will be removed from the web and your analytics on the piece will be paused.

Learn more about unpublishing an experience on Ceros Educate >

Release
March 18, 2021

Object States & Mask Images

Release 7.4.1 is live! We've made a few updates to Object States and Image Masks to enhance your studio experience.

Custom Shape Object States

This adds support for custom shape path changes in object states, so that designers can have shapes that change shape when a state is triggered. A simple example would be a triangle that changes into a square on hover.

Named Custom Object States

Currently, custom states are automatically named (State 1, State 2, etc.). Named custom states will allow users to name these states in the Studio, for better usability/scalability of the feature.

Check out educate for a deeper dive of Object States in the studio

Image Masks Interaction Update

• Interactions will now target the mask shape previously, hover and click interactions applied to mask groups use the bounding box of the shape that is masking the image as the interaction trigger. Using the shape's path will make for better and more expected interactions with image masks.

• Targeting the mask shape is a better and more expected experience

Release
March 07, 2021

Accessible Video

Our first version of an accessible video player is live. This is our first step in supporting accessibility needs for video functionality: this player enables keyboard navigation and screen reader use on videos. This new player will allow users to control playback and adjust volume using keyboard and screen reader, on all desktop variants and browsers. Please note this feature is currently available to customers who are enabled on Accessibility. To turn on Accessibility, please reach out to your CSM or support@ceros.com. How it works To enable this feature, Navigate to the Experience Settings > under Accessibility tab > check the “Accessible Video” checkbox. That's it! No other studio-side changes need to be made by the designer.

  •  Analytics events will still be collected as expected 
  • Video controls still work with a mouse (even on scaled experiences)
  • Video auto-play settings work as expected
  • Animations can be applied to videos

In the coming months, we’ll be building upon this first foundational step to supporting accessibility for videos. Soon you’ll be able to add Closed Caption files and alternative Audio Tracks to your videos. We will also be following up with supporting this new video player on mobile. You will hear about it first on the Ceros Product Hub.

Release
December 05, 2020

Accessible Carousels

Previously, screen readers were not capable of moving through a carousel.

Now carousels are accessible and readable by screen readers. This will only work for carousels that move manually and not carousels that rotate on their own.