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Best Practices

These are some basic guidelines to follow when working with webpages. 

General

  • Formatting should be consistent throughout the entire K-State web presence.

Organization

Links

Headings

Text

 

Images

  • Images must have a description.
  • Resize your images. A good rule to follow is for the width of your image to be no larger than 300 pixels wide for horizontal images, and 250 pixels for vertical images. 
    • This is especially important for mobile compatibility
    • Resizing images before uploading them also helps them load faster for users, as large images load very slowly. 

Filenames

Breadcrumbs

  • Every folder should have a breadcrumb configured. If the name of your organization is too long, you should abbreviate. For example, Division of Communications and Marketing shoule be abbreviated to DCM.

Email addresses

  • Use complete e-mail addresses as link text.