dept templete 3 -smYou may need all new images and/or sizes for your transition into Drupal. We have marked on the templates what these image sizes will be so that you can begin finding new images or resizing old favorites. We always suggest that you consult the UVM Photo Services website where you can find fresh photos. When uploading a photo, you'll see a "Curated image library" which offers a number of placeholder images until you find the best images for your website.

Sizing photos for your chosen Drupal template

Whenever you have an opportunity to upload images in Drupal, you will see a blue TIP alerting you to the image size appropriate for the space. The best way to plan for this is:

  1. Plan for your homepage content which will help you decide which template to choose.
  2. Once you have chosen the page templates, you will see the image sizes in the Drupal interface. Size/crop accordingly.
  3. Plan for the content within your website and let that content guide you toward the best interior template choices (ie: "I only have some basic content with an image and a number of important links I need to link to" or "I have a number of images and content featuring our unit's research").
  4. Once you have chosen the page templates, you will see the image sizes in the Drupal interface. Size/crop accordingly.

Tips and guidelines for successful photos

DO:
DON'T:
  • Use group shots of people unless you can tighten in on the photo.
  • Use your website as a way to highlight your tastes in photos. Go for what's most professional for the department.
  • Be afraid to crop. Most people never crop tight enough or are afraid to crop tops of heads β€” a trick that works well when cropping headshots.

 

photography graphic - styleguide View some examples and read the latest photography style guidelines (PDF).