The University has created a custom content management system for the creating, editing, and building of all webpages found at ltu.edu. This content management system automatically enforces the approved look and feel of the website that was created based on the styles as defined in this manual.
It is the policy of the University that at least one resource in each college, division, and department should be provided access to the content management system in order to keep their webpages updated with the most appropriate and current text and images. Although the content management system was designed so that webpages can be built and updated by individuals with little or no programming or web development knowledge, the ideal web editor should be a tech-savvy person who is familiar with word processing and photo editing software.
To gain access to and training for the content management system, submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The content management system currently offers three different templates to choose from for building webpages (the number of available templates may increase or decrease based on need). Each template offers slightly different layouts and functions.
Example 1: Images used on the right-hand side should be sized with a width of 208 pixels; image height can vary.
Example 2: Images used above the text in this template should be sized at a width of 456 pixels and at a height of 174 pixels.
Example 3: This template is designed to display tables of data or lengthy amounts of text. Images are not recommended, but can be added if necessary, depending on the goals of the web editor.
Example 4: This template is designed to display image headers sized at a width of 645 pixels and a height of 180 pixels.
All photographs should be in jpeg format; all other graphics or art should be in gif format.
Type is generally 11 pt. Verdana, but larger point sizes can be chosen.