Complete this form to add, delete or change a slide to a slideshow on a Web section in the CMS for a department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University. Please allow five business days for uploading a ready-to-use slide.
See the slideshow guidelines under Web standards.
In CMS, real text can be added to each slide, which is highly preferential to embedding text in the image because it will scale depending on the device and remain legible on the smallest display. The CMS uses white text on a transparent black background for real-text captions, and positions them across the bottom of the image. CMS does allow for a slide title as well as regular caption text. If used, the title displays at a slightly larger font. Both the slide title and caption should be written in news case—capitalize only the first word and proper nouns.
Slideshows are only impressive if the individual slides are impressive. Every home page does not need to have a slideshow, every slideshow does not need to have five slides, and if you don't have good, compelling photographs that tell a story relevant to the purpose of the page, don't do a slideshow.
- The image size must be 1920 x 1080 pixels or less in a 16:9 ratio. The image size cannot be less than 560 X 316.
- Name your slide file with the following format: department, slide, description of image (chemistry-slide-students).
- The image should be clear and allow space at the bottom for the title and caption.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.