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Using the Content Management System
This page, and its supporting booklet, are of use only to those authorised to use the Society's Content Management System (CMS) on behalf of Special Interest Groups and Regions.
The web site design for Groups and Regions was substantially changed in Aug-09, with many facilities added. Postcode searching for events, and navigation for SubGroups were added in Aug-11.
Training videos for (1) Events, and (2) Administering Regions (and Groups) are available.
CMS users are recommended to study the training videos and to practice by carefully reviewing all their current content.
The Advice Booklet covers the facilities in the CMS for Groups and Regions and supplements the training videos. There is a list of known issues at the end of the booklet.
(Booklet opens in a new window: close to return here)
Aide-memoir re preparing images for the site.
Information about preparing images is shown in the Portfolio section, in the CMS Training Video, and in the CMS Advice Booklet. The information is collated here for easy reference.
For all images:
RGB mode (even for monochrome) and sRGB colour space.
jpg file type; quality setting to make the file no more than 50KB.
The ppi setting is irrelevant.
Image Sizes: The following are the display frame sizes (width x height) for the various purposes.
... For HQ, Group/Region (including Exhibitions), and Portfolio pages: 465x310 pixels.
... For Event pages: 430 pixels wide. All heights are permitted, but landscape shaped images work better on the page.
... For Group/Region Site Header: 970x60 pixels. If you don't have a picture this wide, you can paste several pictures onto a background of this size.
... For Committee Member page: 100x100 pixels.
... For Sidebar: 145x170 pixels. Single frame common to all four button images, with the image changing as required.