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Images

    Within Content

    As a rule of thumb images must be at least double the size required. This enables support for all pixel densities on devices ranging from Retina displayed MacBook Pro's to smartphones. The actual size of the image is controlled by the framework stylesheet. PLEASE NOTE: This doesn't mean you should upload 4000x2400px images because its over double the size required. Its a balancing act between quality and size, you need to seriously consider reducing the size / quality if it is over 300kb in file size.

    Finding Dimensions

    To obtain the required dimensions of an image for use within an area of a page use a tool such as "Chrome Developer Tools". When using Chrome press F12 to load the console, click on the magnifier (top left) and hover over the page section you are interested in. The element will change colour when you hover over it and display its Width x Height below. Use the width as a guide for your image size.

    Example

    As an example the following image is displayed as 333x166px in size within the browser. However the original image is 800x400px and the framework resizes it to the col-md-6 column width:

     <div class="row">
       <div class="col-md-6"> <img src="http://placehold.it/800x400" border="0" /> </div>
     </div>
    

    Styles

    The framework embeds multiple styles for images which consists of .left and .right classes used in conjunction with .small, .medium and .large.

    Example

    The following paragraphs have 3 images. These images use the classes above to style them as diplayed below:

    <img src="http://placehold.it/800x400" border="0" class="left small" /> 
    <img src="http://placehold.it/800x400" border="0" class="right medium" /> 
    <img src="http://placehold.it/800x400" border="0" class="left large" /> 

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    Articles

    News and Events pages that use the article core are very important due to their integration of metadata (Open Graph and Twitter Cards). Due to this there are some limitations on the main header image for articles.

    Header images must be called banner.jpg (this is usually created automatically by the system on page creation) and sized 1800x500px.

    View article page example

    Large banner

    Large banner template allows for an image overlay with a call to action to be placed over the header the image. Images for this template are slightly larger than average to allow for additional content to be placed over them.

    Background images used on this type of template must be 1700x1100px

    View large banner example

    Short banner

    Short banner template is a veriantion of the above suitable to be used for standard landing pages which don't require an overlay with a call to action.

    Background images used on this type of template must be 1700x650px

    View short banner example