We have created a series of templates (live, RSS, enduring, evaluations…) and try to use the templates to clone everytime. With each template, we have a write up that instructs our site admins on what exactly to change. These instructions are very specific so that all of our pages look consistent no matter who creates them. This is also a good practice so when you make a change to your look or how you do things, you just update the templates and moving forward, everyone can use that change. Just remember that not everything clones over. We also have a series of word docs with our standard reminders and confirmation emails that we use to copy and paste into our clones to stay consistent as well.
Here is a small sample of what we include in our write ups:
Title & Description Tab
- Course Title –
No need to include subtitle (e.g. What’s New Under the Moon ).
Subtitle can be included in the description and on certificates.
- Course Description - KEEP IT SHORT!
Browser advisory box – do not change placement, wording or color, should be first thing people see.
Description text - keep the text concise, using active voice and bullets/numbered lists, one thought per paragraph (4 sentences max).
Target audience is the last sentence written in italics.
- Course Image
Insert postcard/brochure cover image into body of course description and hyperlink to PDF of the conference postcard or brochure (set target to open in new window)
Set the image properties to help keep the image placement consistent when viewed in different browsers and screen sizes.
Resize by entering “300” into width & clicking the lock icon to reset correct proportions
Alignment – set as right
H Space – set the horizontal spacing on each side of image as needed
V Space – set the vertical spacing on top and bottom as needed