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Web Author Community

Welcome to the web author community at Colorado College!  If you manage content for CC websites, this is your source for information, training, tip sheets, and the opportunity to discuss issues and ask questions of other CC web authors.

Upcoming Event

Tech Tuesday: Using SiteImprove

3:00pm WES room on November 7, 2017

SiteImprove Analytics is a tool that monitors and analyzes CC website data to help web authors prioritize pages that can improve their user-friendliness. This Tech Tuesday will go over using SiteImprove Analytics to answer questions like: Which pages get the most and least user traffic? What are the most common paths that people take to land on a desired page? How navigable is your site? We will also go over using SiteImprove Quality Assurance to find where broken links, misspellings, and accessibility issues are located.

Latest How-To Tip:

Resize images before uploading to dotCMS
Excluding background/banner photos, it’s best to resize photos to smaller than 800 pixels (width) by 800 pixels (height) before uploading. If your page has photos that have been uploaded to dotCMS at a large pixel size (e.g., 2000px by 3000px), your webpage will load slowly because of the photo size; even though you may have set the photo to display at a smaller size, the page will still load the original file size.

On a Mac:

  • Open the image in "Preview" 
  • Click the "Tools" Menu and then click "Adjust Size..."
  • In the "Image dimensions" dialog box that appears, type in the desired width in pixels, or percentage, which will then adjust the height to scale proportionately. Make sure that "Scale proportionally" is checked
  • Click OK and save your image

On a PC:

  • Open the photo in "Paint"
  • Click the "Resize" button in the "Home" tab
  • In the "Resize and Skew" dialog box that appears, adjust the size in percentages or pixels. Make sure "Maintain aspect ratio" is checked
  • Click OK and save your image