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Optimize Images

Applies to:
MindTouch (current)
Role required:
Draft Contributor

► Video: Media Repository

Ensure image responsiveness

Sometimes, images may not automatically be responsive when imported. At other times a content contributor may inadvertently adjust the image size. To fix the responsiveness of an image, follow these simple steps:

  1. With the page in Edit mode, double-click the image.
  2. In the image properties, ensure the Responsive radio button is selected.
    • To preserve the responsiveness of images, do not adjust the image size in the image properties. Instead, export the image and adjust the size using your computer’s image editor. To ensure consistency across your site, determine a maximum size for your images and communicate via a Style Guide to your content editors and authors.

Add alternative text

Alternative text for your images improves accessibility and allows users to understand context when using screen readers. Alternative text is also an important element for search engine optimization (SEO). To add alternative text follow these simple steps:

  1. With the page in Edit mode, double-click the image.
  2. In the Image dialog,  enter your alternative text in the Alt text field.
    • Choose text that is descriptive of the screenshot or image. The text will also be displayed if the image for whatever reason cannot be loaded by the browser. Also use words that relate to the theme of the article (i.e. use important keywords) if appropriate.

Use a Media Repository

A Media Repository, which is an optional method to manage files and images in MindTouch, makes it easier to reuse files or images throughout your site and update reused media in one location.

There are two options for setting up your Media Repository:

  1. Create a Media Repository page - works on any MindTouch site.
    • Detailed instructions can be found here
    • This setup requires CSS. Contact Support if assistance is needed.
  2. Import a Media Repository page - works for older MindTouch sites created before November 2017.
    • Detailed instructions can be found here

Video: Media Repository

 

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