SJSU iSchool Style Guides

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Managing Files
Linking to and Uploading

Linking

Rather than linking to a file via a hyperlink, use the file attachment. That way we can easily replace old files and also view where a file is located on the website. In summary, do not hyperlink to PDF files.

Uploading

When you upload a file attachment to a post, take a look at the link it creates. If there is a “_#” after the pdf file name, that means the file has already been uploaded. Remove that file and look for the file name in the file browser and use the original one.

Blog Post

Blog Post Style Guide

Post Type

Select the appropriate post type in the upper right of the post page. The post type is the name of the blog.

Headline

Please use title case.

Byline

The byline should be formatted like so: Published: November 30, 2018 by Nicole Purviance

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Community Profile Style Guide

Post Type

Select the appropriate post type “Community Profile” in the upper right of the post page. 

Headline

Please use title case.

Teaser / Summary

For the Community Profiles, the teaser is the person’s quote and their information. Please set the break after the quote. If for some reason, there isn’t a quote, the teaser is the first two sentences or first paragraph of the body. Use italics for the teaser. If unsure, reference recent published stories for formatting.

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Images Specs for Blogs Posts, News Stories and Community Profiles

We display this content on the home page in the Spotlight section. In order for it to display correctly, the image in the post needs to follow specific guidelines. Only posts with images can appear on the home page Spotlight section.

The smallest image we recommend uploading is 600px wide by 400px tall. If your image is larger, it will scale appropriately to fill the space at those dimensions.

More info: https://support.digitaldeployment.com/support/solutions/articles/4000133935-homepage-spotlight-section

 

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How to Create an Event

Log in 

Go to “Commands” on the lower left

Select “Create Post, choose “Event”

Once on the new page to create the event:

  • Type the event title
  • Type the description in the body area. Include the URL if an online event or physical address if an in-person event. 

Top right >> under “Post Type,” choose the relevant category listed under “Event”

Categories are:

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Nicole’s Notes – Helpful Tips on How Stuff Works

URLs and Nav Terms

URLs are created from nav terms, not the page titles. So, if you see a “-0″ that means there is a duplicate nav term somewhere in the system. Even if you delete the original nav term, the system will still think there’s a duplicate. Best thing to do is to re-order the nav term under “manage nav terms” and not create a new one if it’s exactly the same naming. This can be a problem for us since we have three pages of nav terms and you can’t scrol a nav term from page 3 to page 2.