Standards for the use of images, video, audio, PDFs and forms

The web is distinct in its ability to use multimedia content to engage users and help them accomplish their tasks. Like all content, images, video, audio, PDF files and forms should be used carefully to enhance users’ experience and support their task oriented goals.

Static images: illustration, photography

All requests to add images to the CCBC website must be submitted to the Web Management Team. The following standards are used in determining whether or not an image will appear on the CCBC website.
  • High quality, professional photography
  • Up-to-date photography
  • Do not use amateurish illustration or clip art
  • Submit correct and appropriately sized images
  • Have the rights to the image
  • Obtain a media release
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Videos

The use of professional video content to show, illustrate and inform can be a powerful tool. All requests to add video to the CCBC website must be submitted to the Web Management Team.

The following standards are used in determining whether or not a video will appear on the CCBC website.
  • High definition, professional video
  • Up-to-date video
  • Copyright
  • Platform
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PDFs

Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) can be a very useful type of multimedia file when used properly, but can hamper usability if not created carefully.

In this section, the following PDF standards will be reviewed:
  • When to use PDFs
  • When not to use PDFs
  • Be mindful of the size of your PDF
  • Keep the Media library organized
  • Make PDFs accessible
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Forms

Sitecore has a built-in form feature to collect information on the CCBC website. Forms created in Sitecore can be embedded seamlessly onto CCBC page(s). You will receive an email notification every time the form is filled out.

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