Providing alternative text and titles is important as it aids those with visual disabilities to know what is there. Whilst the two may seem the same, there is a distinct difference.
A title can be described as the caption for the image. If we were to put in an image of some scientists in a lab, the title might be “Life Sciences have high quality labs fit for research”.
Alternative Text describes was is happening in the picture. So for our above example we might put something like “People in white coats working in a laboratory”.
The College CMS gives you the ability to upload any picture of up to 2Mb and it will automatically take care of the sizing and resolution for you. It is simply a case of selecting what size you want. Listed below are the available options and what they mean.
|Automatic||Image will be whatever the default is.|
|Link To File||The image will not be displayed, instead a link to the file will be provided.|
|Original Image||This will display the original image without any resizing being done. USE WITH CAUTION!|
|Lightbox2: TeaserImage100x100 → Original||This will show a thumbnail that is 100pixels wide by 100 pixels high. When it is clicked, it will expand to show the full image.|
|Lightbox2: TeaserImage150x150 → Original||This will show a thumbnail that is 100pixels wide by 100 pixels high. When it is clicked, it will expand to show the full image.|
|TeaserImage50x50||This will show a thumbnail that is 50 pixels wide by 50 pixels high.|
|TeaserImage100x100||This will show a thumbnail that is 100 pixels wide by 100 pixels high.|
|TeaserImage150x150||This will show a thumbnail that is 150 pixels wide by 150 pixels high.|
Whilst you will have access to most information on a staff members page, much of it is controlled directly by the Staff Database. Updating this information will result in the staff page being amended when the details are synchronised over night.
If you have any other problems, please feel free to contact us via the Life Sciences Computing Helpdesk.
We would ask that you don’t contact any of the web team directly so that should any of us be off, your request can be dealt with by another member of the team.