When you share and promote a story map with the public you want to make sure it stays up and running as long as you intend it to be available. But accidents happen, there’s always a small possibility that you, or someone else (with administrative privileges), could accidentally delete your public content.
Read on to learn a few simple things you can do to help avoid that Friday afternoon call from your boss asking why the story map you made is no longer loading…
Attention Story Map Authors: Please read this important message as it may require you to take action and change how you build story maps.
When you make a story map, you expect it to work and that your audience will be able to use it for a long time after you publish it. But story maps are web apps that readers access using a web browser, so your stories are subject to the different and evolving security features of each browser. Sometimes the mission of web browsers to keep users and their information safe can affect your readers’ ability to access and enjoy your story map as you intended.
The purpose of this blog post is to let you know we are working to help minimize the negative impacts of these situations and that there are things you may need to do to ensure your stories continue to work as browsers implement new, more stringent security features.