Quite nice, but i had problems with IE 9 users and the popup appears on each page you open within Connections. So i tried something other.
After some searching i found a script of Ollie Phillips which is originally used to inform users about Cookie usage on the site. Ollie published the cookiesDirective.js under the MIT License. When you find the announcement slider useful, please buy him a beer.
I took the script and put it to a osgi bundle and added some configuration parameters.
If you want to test it, announcement-osgi.
backgroundColor: '#CACACA', button text (buttonTextPre & buttonTextPost) and opacity (set
The announcement can be disabled with
cookieLiveTime: 2 set the cookie to 2 days, so your users get the announcement again after 2 days and must confirm with the button.
After installation and after changes in initialize.js you must restart Common Application.