Request a slide change to a slideshow

Complete this form to add, delete or change a slide to a slideshow on a Web section in the CMS for a department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University. Please allow five business days for uploading a ready-to-use slide.

See the slideshow guidelines under Web standards.

In CMS, real text can be added to each slide, which is highly preferential to embedding text in the image because it will scale depending on the device and remain legible on the smallest display. The CMS uses white text on a transparent black background for real-text captions, and positions them across the bottom of the image. CMS does allow for a slide title as well as regular caption text. If used, the title displays at a slightly larger font. Both the slide title and caption should be written in news case—capitalize only the first word and proper nouns.

Slideshows are only impressive if the individual slides are impressive. Every home page does not need to have a slideshow, every slideshow does not need to have five slides, and if you don't have good, compelling photographs that tell a story relevant to the purpose of the page, don't do a slideshow.

General guidelines:

  • The image size must be 1920 x 1080 pixels or less in a 16:9 ratio. The image size cannot be less than 560 X 316.
  • Name your slide file with the following format: department, slide, description of image (chemistry-slide-students).
  • The image should be clear and allow space at the bottom for the title and caption.
Slide request
For instance, /geology, /biology, /spaa.
The homepage is the main webpage for the department.
List a short title if the slide will have a title. The slide cannot have a title without also having a caption. The slide title will appear as the first line of the caption in large font, followed by the caption field text in smaller font.
List a short caption if the slide will have a caption.
Upload a jpg or png image that is no smaller than 550 x 310 pixels and no larger than 1920 x 1080 pixels (or any size in between using a 16:9 ratio).
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png.
Alternative text should contain any text that is part of the image and a description of the image. Alt text is read by screen readers in place of images for users with visual or certain cognitive disabilities and is displayed in place of the image in browsers if the image file is not loaded.
If a location is not chosen, it will be placed as the first slide.

Please email coas-web@wmich.edu for additional information.