Tutorials

Luggage is a platform for creating websites, targeted at academic websites for departments and researchers.

The platform is built on Drupal and consists of features that come with configuration. For example, the People feature contains a prebuilt content type appropriate for displaying a group of people divided into subgroups of your own choosing (faculty, staff, etc.) along with a view. Here's an example.

The goal is to quickly leverage common use cases so that web developers can be empowered to get sites up and running quickly but maintain the ability to customize features or add additional features.

Information about logging into the self-guided Content Editor Training Courses for Drupal 6 and Drupal 7.

The Content Editor Training courses will be unavailable November 15th for scheduled updates.

Need to add an image to your website, but it's too big?  This tutorial will walk you through the steps of cropping an image using the program called Paint, which is automatically installed on Windows computers.  You can view the tutorial for the Macintosh program called Preview here.  A common use case would be uploading banners to the announcement content type, which require that images be 1180px x 346px

Need to add an image to your website, but it's too big?  This tutorial will walk you through the steps of cropping an image using the program called Preview, which is automatically installed on Macintosh computers.  You can view the tutorial for the Windows program called Paint here.  A common use case would be uploading banners to the announcement content type, which require that the images be 1180px x 346px.

Handout from Global Digital Accessibility Awareness Day - May 18, 2017 at Iowa State University.

Color can have a big impact on the understanding of content and the information it portrays. This is not only true for low vision users, but also users with color blindness.

View this accessibility article by Zayira Jordan on the Inside Iowa State website. Inaccessibility can sneak into websites, email and other digital content in unexpected ways. Uploaded Word documents, for example. Many Word docs posted to the internet don't meet accessibility standards. Often, the problem is improperly structured documents that prevent voice-to-text screen readers from making sense of the documents. Poor structure also can hinder easy access for those with learning disabilities as well as general audiences.
Watch the recorded webinar from April 12, 2017 by Jessica Stolee on data security. You can also view the page about Password Protecting documents (https://www.extension.iastate.edu/it/password-protecting-documents) or search this site for even more great security tips.

A page with resources regarding universal design (digital accessibility) at ISU Extension and Outreach.

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