Graphics in CMS Lite

Guidelines for inserting graphics into CMS Lite pages. 

Placement

Graphics can be inserted in several locations in CMS Lite pages, but using graphics to enhance content is optional. 

See appropriate use for more information about when to use graphics and when not to.

Right-column boxes

Right-column boxes are page elements that display in the right column of pages created in CMS Lite.

Graphics used in right-column boxes should be 700 x 250 pixels, left aligned, and have a maximum file size of 250KB. 

Page body

Graphics can be inserted into the main body of any page in CMS Lite. 

Main content graphics should be 1120px wide, left aligned, and have a maximum file size of 250KB.

Thumbnails

CMS Lite does not automatically create thumbnails, or smaller version of larger graphics.

To link a thumbnail to a larger graphic:

  1. Upload the larger graphic as an asset in CMS Lite
  2. Create a thumbnail image using a graphics program
  3. Insert the thumbnail it into the page
  4. Link the thumbnail to the larger graphic

File types

Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)

Use GIFs for graphics or logos with solid colour areas or background transparencies, but not for photographs. 

Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPG)

Use JPGs for digital photographs or images that don't use transparency. 

Portable Network Graphics (PNG)

Use PNG for digital images that have a transparent area, for example a logo or photo with a gradient fading to the background.

See the CMS Lite Manual - Images for more information about inserting image files.