by Pamela Agar
Those of you who were at the last web workshop earlier this year may remember that we were planning a new image cropping tool for the College CMS editor. I’m pleased to report that the tool is close to completion and due for release very soon.
The image manager is the first in a series of improvements we’re planning for the College CMS editor. In this development, we want to make it much easier for you to upload and resize images in the CMS – and ensure that pictures within your pages are accessible and quick to render.
With the new tool, you’ll be able to upload pictures, select the size you want and crop or adjust the image area. The tool will then optimise the photograph for the web, so your pages will load more quickly, and finally add it to your webpage with the correct styles and alt text.
The tool has been developed by a team made up of staff from Communications, ICT and the Faculty of Natural Sciences. We’re doing final testing now and I’ll confirm the release date in the next few days…