There are several ways to add photos to your page:
CMS users can upload one or more images to this feature directly from their computer. Please note that copyright laws apply, meaning you must have written permission to use images before uploading to the university site--attributing the image to its original source does NOT satisfy legal requirements. Users also have the ability to choose images from the web server folders
Adding a single image will display that image right-justified inline with the text near the top of the page content area. If you choose multiple images, a photo gallery will be displayed at the top of the page, below the Page Header and Page Intro but above the Page Content.
The format of the Photo Gallery is always the same, with one full image showing and part of the next image showing with an arrow to click through the images. Clicking on any image pops it up in a "lightbox" where you can click through the images. This is also where you would see any captions for the images in the photo gallery.
If you upload images that are larger than the photo area, you will be prompted to crop these images when you save the page. Large horizontal images work best. The smallest size for photos uploaded to the Photo Gallery is 524x348. Be sure you are using images that we have legal rights to. No "borrowed" Web images, and attributing the source does NOT alleviate copyright requirements.
You can reorder the images in the photo gallery by dragging and dropping them, but they do not randomize and they do not auto-rotate.
There are some places in the CMS where you can upload your photos and the system crops them to the specified size, and there are other areas where the size is not predetermined. Adding images inline with the content in the Page Content field is one of those areas where the photo is not cropped to a particular size for you.
Why might you need to add a photo to the content area instead of using the Photo Gallery option? One reason could be that you don't have a large enough photo to use the Photo Gallery feature. Another could be adding images that are referenced directly in the text.
The optional feature box appears at the top of the page. You must enter photos for this feature to look right. Large horizontal images work best for this space. If your image is too large, the CMS will prompt you to crop the image when you save the page. See the How do I add a Page Feature page for details on using this feature space.
Note: In the mobile and tablet view, the rollover text appears on top of the screened back image. Since over 25% of our general site traffic comes via mobile devices, it's important to always consider how the pages we're developing will look on mobile devices.
Content blocks appear at the bottom of the page, below the page content. These color boxes of text CAN have an image at the top of them, as seen on the library landing page. As with other specified photo spaces in the CMS, the photo will be cropped horizontally. The minimum image size is 402 x 260. However, the flexible content block callout does NOT have to have an image to function or look correct.
Images uploaded into a flexible content block callout are only available on that particular page in that particular page element. However, users can also opt to browse existing web server folders to use a previously uploaded image for this page element, or to upload an image that can be used on this page as well as others.
As always, any images used in this or other spaces must be used with permission. Neither our nonprofit status as an educational institution nor attributing the source of borrowed images exempts us from copyright law.