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Web Site Guidelines for Content Editors

Contact the Behrend Webmaster

  • If you encounter a problem with the web site, such as a broken link, a missing image, a missing page, etc., please report the issue by clicking the bdwebmaster@psu.edu link (which is located at the bottom of each web page).  This link will direct you to the form, Report a Web Site Problem, which you can complete.
  • If you need assistance with the web site (i.e. help with editing a web page, etc.), please email bdwebmaster@psu.edu instead of using the form.

General Guidelines

  1. Files

  • Do not use spaces or special characters for file names.  Exception:  A hyphen may be used.
  • Upload files to proper folder (i.e. images, video, files).
  • Maximum file size is 6 MB.  (If the file exceeds this size, contact bdwebmaster@psu.edu.)
  1. Videos

  • Files must be in the MP4 format using H.264 codec for file compression.
  • Contact bdwebmaster@psu.edu to request that it be uploaded into Behrend’s YouTube account.
  • Provide the URL of the page for where this video should be embedded.
  1. Images

  • Re-size images within Drupal by selecting pre-sized dimensions.
  1. PDFs and Alternative Formats

  • Avoid PDFs, if possible, and/or make the PDF content available in other formats.
  • Preferred format for content:  Web page (1st choice) or an accessible Word document (2nd choice).
  • For Word documents, you must run the Accessibility Checker in Word and remediate any accessibility issues.
  1. News and Events

  • Temporarily, content editors can’t post news and event items to the sidebar.  Contact bdwebmaster@psu.edu if you need something posted.  Provide the following information:  the text for the sidebar and the URL that this should be linked to.
  1. Copyrighted Material

  • Do not use copyrighted material.
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