Copying folders from your old site

We found a situation where a user may copy a folder from an old site. This is great in helping get your content over, but will not give you the proper meta data on the folder. To combat this, please create all folders from your new redesign site and copy any potential files like images […]

Interior Page Template Update – Hero Image

I wanted to make everyone aware of a recent update to the Interior Page Template Hero Image. We were brought aware of the idea that it could be difficult to find that many images for each interior page. These interior page banner images were originally meant to be more of a “masthead” for the page […]

Tips and Tricks for Images

Tips and Tricks Choosing appropriate text alternatives: Imagine that you’re reading the web page aloud over the phone to someone who needs to understand the page. This should help you decide what (if any) information or function the images have. If they appear to have no informative value and aren’t links or buttons, it’s probably […]

Tips and Tricks for Tables

Tips and Tricks Keep it simple: Complex tables are more work for content creators as well as being harder to interpret for users. It’s usually better to break up complex tables into simple individual tables, each containing the data for one sub-topic. Multiple simple tables can provide the same information as the mutli-level table but it makes the information easier […]

Table “Caption” and “Summary”

Caption and Summary Captions and summaries provide information that can help users find, navigate, and understand tables. While they are not required in every case to meet WCAG 2.0, captions and summaries are fairly straightforward ways to provide such information that is often needed. A caption functions like a heading for a table. Most screen readers announce the content […]

Using Accessible Headings

It is important to use headings to structuring a page into sections and provide the user with an idea of what content will follow. They are even more important for blind and vision impaired users as they allow content to be easily navigated – this means using heading levels rather than styling text with large […]

Accessible Links on Web Pages

“Click here” and “read more” links should be updated immediately! Link text should be meaningful and make sense out of context. It should describe the purpose of a link and if linking to a download, also include the file type and file size, especially when it’s a large file that will require time to download. The […]

Create a Web form with Google Docs

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Google users who have a valid Google account (can be a personal or a Clemson Google account) can create Google documents, spreadsheets and presentations similar to those created in Microsoft Office. Word and Excel files can be uploaded to Google Docs. Forms can be created from the Docs list or from any spreadsheet. Google provides […]

Enable your pdf form to be edited with Adobe Reader

Create your pdf form in Acrobat Professional 8 or higher. Acrobat Professional 8 is the first version that provides a feature for pdf form fields to be filled in and saved using Adobe Reader. A pdf form is simply a pdf file that contains form fields. In Acrobat Professional Version 8 or higher, you can […]