Limited Login Status, New Image Upload Method, Sticky Navigation, Guide to Web Standards, Image Alt Text Reminder

Hi, Drupalites,

We have several important announcements for you.  Of particular importance, is the Need to Know section:




Login Status Is Now Limited

To improve security measures, a login timeout has been implemented for Drupal editors. Please note: If you have been inactive in Drupal for three hours, you will be logged out and you will need to log back in.  Any unsaved changes will be lost.  Please be plan to save your work as needed to avoid losing it.


New Image Upload Method

When adding an image inside a text box, a separate file no longer needs to be uploaded first.  Follow these steps to upload, configure and align images in a text box.

  • If needed, enter edit mode.
  • Place your cursor on a blank line.  The image must be added in its own paragraph.  It cannot be added within text of another paragraph, otherwise the paragraph text will not format correctly.
  • Select the add media icon.
  • Browse to locate the image you want to upload and upload it.
  • Enter the required Alt Text. (How you would describe the image to someone you were talking on the phone to, someone that could not see the image.)
  • Select the focal point of the image.
  • Select Save.
  • Right click the image to select Media settings .
  • *Select WYSIWYG from the Display as menu.
  • If hover text is desired, enter it in the Tooltip Title Text field.
  • Select Submit.
  • **To align the image right or left, select the image again, right click, select Image Properties.
  • From the Alignment options, select Right or Left.
  • Select OK.

*The display type must be changed, to remove titles from being displayed after the page is saved.

**The alignment must be selected under Image Properties. The alignment option does not work under Media settings.


Sticky Navigation

Coming soon!  You will notice a new feature on the website, which has been implemented due to user research and feedback.  The top header will begin to float and then will stick to the top of your screen as you scroll, once you reach a certain section of the page.  We hope you will like this new feature that will allow you to access the main navigation and the search tool.  View the concept mock-up at  Here is what it will look like:


Concerns, comments or questions? Please email


Guide to Web Standards

The Guide to Web Standards has been updated!  As one of the primary information gateways to and about the university, the website is critical in extending and enforcing the university brand in online spaces. Consistent guidelines are necessary in order to build widespread public awareness of Kent State University's high-quality academic programs and services (promote the university's brand identity) and to ensure those visiting Kent State University through its website can easily find the appropriate resources. Standards are necessary not only to reinforce the Kent State brand, but to ensure a consistent and high-quality user experience. Because requirements are automatically addressed via the templates, the sections with the most relevance to you might include:


AP Style and University Style Mini Quiz

Q:  Which is correct? "She has earned two bachelors of art degrees." OR "She has earned two bachelor of arts degrees." And, in the first example, should it be arts instead of art?

A:  She has earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees.


Image Alt Text: Required & Impacts Accessibility

Alternative Text (alt text) - Federal law requires alt text for all images unless it is a decorative in nature.  Please follow the guidance provided on the  Images and Graphics page in the Guide to Web Standards, which includes:

  • Files size must be less than 1 MB.
  • Alternative Text (Alt Text) must be added as an image property.
  • Images should not contain text unless absolutely necessary.  A short title and/or subtitle can be added to hero images if accompanying text is desired.
  • Text used in a graphic or image must also be included in the image alt text, or somewhere closely related to the image.

Additionally, the Image Alt Text section on the Accessibility Examples page in the Guide to Web Standards, offers visual examples of correct and incorrect alt text.

If you have any questions, please contact Lin Danes at

Thank you,

Web team


POSTED: Friday, December 1, 2017 12:00 AM
Updated: Monday, June 4, 2018 10:33 AM