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Best Practices

Text quality and size are important
Text quality and size are important

Avoid upsizing images or using very small text as both will cause pixelation

Text contrast and size are important
Text contrast and size are important

Image based text should be kept to a minimum, and must be high contrast enough and large enough to read easily

HTML tables are preferable to image based charts and graphs
HTML tables are preferable to image based charts and graphs

Image based charts and graphs are extremely difficult or impossible to make 508 compliant; for complex charts and graphs, another good option is offering a downloadable PDF

Horizontals work better than verticals
Horizontals work better than verticals

Cropping a banner from a vertical image usually cuts off the image’s important content.  So we strongly advise using a horizontal image.  It will best suit your needs.

Bad, better, and best!
Bad, better, and best!

Minimizing sidebar content creates a more attractive web presence


Contact Information

Web Office
5703 Alumni Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.3744 | Fax: 207.581.3534E-mail: mike.kirby@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System