U3A Site Builder: Frequently-asked Questions
- Can I put pictures onto my site?
- Yes — once the site has been published.
- Is there a limit to the number of pictures on the site?
- Not one which any normal U3A site is likely to reach.
- Are there any size constraints?
- Pictures can be up to 1024 pixels wide — a reasonable
width to fit nicely on most current screens.
- What about the file formats?
- The most generally-acceptable formats are
.gif. Windows metafile format
(aka "clip art") is less useful, as it can be seen only in Internet
- Any constraints on file names?
- File names consisting of fewer than 64 characters, and just letters
and numbers, are guaranteed trouble free. Don't
include apostrophes or quotation marks in file names — they clash
with the way those symbols are used by the Site Builder and links to the
pictures will not work!
- How many pictures on a page?
- As many as you like. By default They will be displayed in
"thumbnail" form next to or below the page text, each with a link
to the corresponding "full-size" version, which is shown on a separate page.
- Can I choose a different arrangement?
- You can now incorporate thumbnail images in the main page text,
but the placement is still subject to rules. The Site Builder uses
a general-purpose algorithm to lay out its pages, which must work
for all the possible combinations of text and pictures.
- My U3A has its own logo. Can I put it in the page headers?
- Yes — there is an option for that purpose. A logo placed on
the site's Home page will be used by default for all the other pages.
- Suppose I want some pages to have their own logo?
- Upload the logo in the usual way and attach it to the appropriate
page. It will then override the default.
- What's special about the Home page picture?
- Only that it's always shown in full when visitors first come to the
site, so only one will ever be seen.
- So what happens if I upload another one?
- The one mest recently uploaded will be shown. The same applies to logos.
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