Front end refers to the forward facing design and implementation of the look of the website.
This section contains guides for creating and editing page content using CKEditor, the popular What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) text editor, which on some sites is packaged as the GT Editor. Additional related guides can be found in the Creating and Managing Pages section, and additional content editing topics can be found in our All About Blocks section and our Photos and Videos section.
If your Georgia Tech Drupal website has the GT Editor feature package installed, then it also has the Linkit module, which gives you an enhanced interface for creating links to local content.
Accessibility and Usability of Links
To comply with accessibility law, and good sense usability guidelines, always make the visible text of your link something that clearly indicates what the website visitor is going to be taken to when following that link. Some examples of improper link text include:
When (and When Not) to Use a Table
Tables should only be used for the display of tabular data (data that is connected to one or more headings).
Do not use tables for any of the following reasons:
The following instructions are for adding an image or picture to a page when your site is using GT Editor or otherwise has the IMCE module installed.
Important! Be sure to properly resize your image file before you upload it to your site.
Many campus Drupal websites have either the What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG) text editor called CKEditor, or the custom built specialized version of CKEditor known as "GT Editor".
The table below describes many of the control buttons you will find on the CKEditor or GT Editor toolbar. If your control buttons don't look like these, you should ask your site administrator or local web developer to look into upgrading your site to the latest version of CKEditor.
The following instructions assume that you have the Video Embed Field module installed on your Drupal 7 site. This is included on any Drupal Express site, but may not be installed on other Drupal sites found on campus.
Note: For best results, try not to put more than three videos on one page.
It is important to resize images to best fit the needs of a particular web page. When an image is larger than necessary, this results in users wasting time and bandwidth (which they may have to pay for on mobile devices) to download image content that they will never actually see.