Image Requirements

Arts CMS has specific image requirements for each module and post type. Optimize each image by reducing the file size as much as possible without sacrificing image quality.

This can help decrease your site’s loading time, improve the user experience, as well as your SEO rankings.

Image requirements

When uploading photos to your website, use the JPEG/JPG file format.

JPEG images are the most popular file format online because they can be compressed considerably, which results in quality images with small file sizes. It is recommended that no images on your website should exceed 500 KB.

Image TypeAspect RatioResolution (Pixels) File Size (KB)
Carousel2:12000 x 1000
Section page banner2:12000 x 1000
Featured item banner (news or event post) 16:92000 x 1125~300
CTA banner 3:21500 x 1000~300
News featured image16:9715 x 402
Event featured image16:9715 x 402
Post featured image5:7430 x 600~75
Profile featured image5:7286 x 400
Button with image module1:1715 x 715~90
Testimonial module1:1150 x 150~20
Card with image (large)2:12000 x 1000~300
Card with image (medium)7:5700 x 500~75
Card with image (small)16:9715 x 402~65
Quick links2:12000 x 1000

Editorial image module for News and Event posts

Image TypeResolution (Pixels) File Size (KB)
Browser widthWidth: 2000
Max height: 850
Site widthWidth: 1170
Max height: 1170
250 or less
Content widthWidth: 570
Max height: 800
90 or less
FloatingWidth: 385
Max height: 800
80 or less

Creating image galleries

Image galleries are used to display a collection of images on your website.

To create an image gallery:

  • Click on Add Media, if you haven’t uploaded your images yet, click on the Upload Files tab to upload your image into the library
  • On the left-hand side, select the option Create Gallery
  • Select the images you would like in your image gallery, after you are done, click on Create a new gallery.

Additional placeholder images

In response to feedback that the standard placeholder images used for news and events posts can become repetitive for those posts that do not contain a featured image, we have uploaded additional placeholder images that can be used as alternatives.

These images can be used for more specific themes, such as virtual or student events and can be found in your website’s media library with various sizing options depending on the desired use case.

You can locate these images in your media library by searching for “news-events-placeholder-image-ubc-arts”.

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