Image and media components for aalto.fi
Images are used to visualise text and draw the reader in. There are two image components: Single image and Image with text component.
A Single image component can be used to add an image between text paragraphs. This component does not include any text, only the image and a caption (if needed).
On article pages, images have three size options: Medium, Large and Extra Large. The image on the right demonstrates the differences between the sizes.
Below is an example of a single image with caption.
Image with text component engages your reader
Learn about media placements and default and adaptive settings.
The media gallery component is a set of media elements such as images, videos or gifs grouped into a gallery. It includes a description of the gallery, and each of the media elements can have a caption. You can choose between two, three or four columns for your gallery. This is an example of a media gallery component, click the elements to enlarge them.
The Media Slider can be used to present multiple images or text pieces around a specific topic and is a good choice for showcasing statistics or numbers. The component includes a text description followed by the slider. The reader swipes through the content via arrows.
Sliders have three possible display modes: small, medium and large. Small and medium mode have a similar circular image, with the exception that the image fills the circle in small mode while it is simply framed by the circle in medium mode. In large mode, the image has a rectangular, larger shape.
Below are example images of the three modes, click on the images to enlarge them.
The video clip component integrates a video from an external or internal source into the article. Watch an example video from Aalto University's Youtube channel below.
All videos downloaded or embedded to the aalto.fi website need to meet EU's accessibility requirements. Videos uploaded or embedded to the site after 23 September 2020 need to be captioned.
More instructions about images and other components
Uploading images and adding alternative (ALT) text for accessibility. Changing focal point will effect the way the image is cropped.
Using images is a big part of content creating at aalto.fi. In this blog post, we’ll go more into depth regarding what kind of images to use for your content, how to modify the images so that they look good on any device and what to avoid when choosing an image for your page.
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