The Office of Marketing and Communications will select all branding photos, along with all faculty and staff headshots. These may be rotated out at the change of a semester or at the end of the year. If you would like your site’s photos changed, or a faculty member requests a different headshot, please contact us.
Custom or generated images are subject to approval. We reserve the right to remove any images, especially clipart, that do not comply with our standards for quality and/or content.
Best Practices for Images
- Avoid group shots in the small sidebar area. Instead, go for tight shots with 1-3 students engaged, hands-on, and/or active (see examples below). Images related to research can also work.
- Aim for overall diverse representation of students.
- Use correct JHU branding, including appropriate logos and fonts. JHU should be prominent in typography or logo on front of presentations, brochures, etc.
- Avoid images that have text as part of the image. Low vision, blind, and dyslexic users will not be able to read the text in the image with their assistive technologies.
- Include a description of each image you upload in the alt text box.
Images should be no wider than 1000px be smaller than 100 KB to allow for quicker page load times. Web-optimized images are typically 72 DPI. Due to limited server space, images larger than 100 KB may be taken down without notice. For Mac users, the ImageOptim app provides an easy way to reduce image size without compromising quality.
If you have a lot of images, we strongly recommend uploading them to JHBox or creating a department Flickr account and linking where appropriate.
WordPress also offers a way to create an image gallery.