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Customize your lists

You need to create an ordered or unordered list and you are tired of seeing the same old list characters like the ones below. line one line two line three line one line two line three How can you customize your lists? Apply list styles like these: circle square lower alpha character upper alpha character […]

Create a reference asset

Suppose you have an asset in Cascade you want to display in the left navigation of more than one site. You can copy the asset over and over again into each of the folders for the site, but you don’t want to duplicate an asset multiple times. What do you do? Create a reference asset! […]

Web Site Design and Editorial Guidelines

Use of Wordmark in Header The top left corner of a Web page header is the most prominent element of a page; therefore, it should carry a strong Clemson University brand identity. The official Clemson University wordmark should be placed in the top left corner of the header unless a unit has another authorized unit […]

Online Advertising Policy

This policy applies to all Clemson University Web pages signified by the address “clemson.edu” or within the range of Internet and Intranet protocol addresses assigned to Clemson University. University departments or units with Web sites based on non-University servers must comply with the terms of this policy in order to be linked from the University’s […]

Naming Conventions

All new academic University URLs and sites created in Cascade will begin with http://www.clemson.edu/ followed by the college and department. From this root, you can determine what name to use. For example, http://www.clemson.edu/college/yournamehere. URLs are case sensitive and should be created with all lower-case letters. To see existing URLs or to request a URL, see Redirect […]

Image Standards and Photography

Image Standards: Images should be used at 100% of their size at 72 dpi for best loading time for the page. JPEG: The better format for posting photography online. JPEG images can contain millions of colors and can be compressed to your desired size. We recommend: Photoshop Quality level 80 — small images Photoshop Quality […]

Video Podcasts

Recommendations for Formatting Video Podcasts: If you’re encoding your video podcast at 320×240, please increase the resolution to either 640×480 or 640×360 (depending on the aspect ratio of your source files). Why? Because video podcasts at this resolution look great on Apple TV and still port to video iPods. Lower resolution podcasts might also work […]

Request a MySQL database

There are now two types of MySQL databases available. If you need a database for a production application for a university department one will be assigned to you. This is a version 5 MySQL database resource. It is backed up at the database level (not the record level). Request a departmental or organizational MySQL database: […]

Request Web space

CASCADE USERS Your site currently gets published to a Web server with large file space allocation. Request space only for Web applications used in your site. Newly created space, if approved, will go on a server separate from the rest of your site. If you are requesting space on the media server to house images, pdfs […]

Test your Web site in multiple browsers

Browsershots is a free service that tests your Web design in different Web browsers. The resulting screen shots will allow Web designers to make changes and correct any problems with their site. How Browsershots Works Browsershots takes screenshots of your Web site the way it looks when viewed in a variety of Web browsers. When […]