WiscWeb - Image sizing recommendations in the UW Theme

This document details the recommended image sizing (in pixels) for various in-page elements that are available in the UW Theme.

Alternating content boxes

900x600 pixels

Faculty/staff listing

This is a bit based on preferences, but we recommend either 400x400 or 350x250 at 72ppi
**Images will resize based on number of columns chosen and aspect ratio chosen for display

Featured content block

  • One Column Layout: Can change based on your design preferences
  • Two Column Layout: 900x600 pixels
  • Three Column Layout: 900x600 pixels

Featured image for posts

Default thumbnail size

Hero image/carousel

1600x500 pixels

Image carousel

900x600 pixels

Image gallery

The image gallery can change based on your design preferences.

Images will resize based on the number of columns chosen. Images will appear full sized when clicked.

Post listing

Default thumbnail size

Background images for content layouts

  • If using the Campus Photo Library, download the 2400px version of the image
  • Do not crop the image, if possible
  • Note that the display will depend on amount of content. It is recommended that you limit content if using a background image option.

Image sizing for higher density screens

At this time, the UW Theme does not deliver higher density images to higher density screens (i.e. retina displays) due to the trade-offs in performance, as well as the accessibility of larger images for those with rural internet connections or those who rely almost exclusively on mobile. 

The service may reconsider support for this in the future. If you have a need for high density image support, please consider submitting a feature request to our Feature Request Board: WiscWeb - Submit a feature request.



Keywordssize, pictures, images, media, recommendation, ratio, graphics, page elements, hero, image, carousel, featured content block, alternating content boxes, image carousel, fac/staff listing, faculty/staff listing, image gallery, background image   Doc ID87958
OwnerJenna K.GroupWiscWeb
Created2018-11-23 14:39:42Updated2023-12-04 12:00:15
SitesDoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb
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