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FontAwesome icon

The Birmingham Blogs template uses FontAwesome to provide social icons. It’s also available for you to use in your posts. Add an icon to your text Find the icon you’d like to use and take a note of the code next to it. Open the text editor tab in your post and type in: <i … Continue reading “FontAwesome icon”

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Embedding Getty images

Instructions for adding high quality images to your blog using the embeddable Getty archive. (Sorry, these are not suitable for featured images).

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Accessibility checklist

We’ve written an checklist to help you keep your accessible. It includes advice and tips on easy ways to make sure you’re not excluding visitors.

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Accessibility and your site

We aim to make our websites accessible to all visitors, regardless of ability or disability. This means your blog needs to be presented in a way that doesn’t create barriers to your visitors. This article talks about things to consider when you’re writing your posts.

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Copyright and your site

Your website, blog and social media posts should be treated as a publications, and you should apply the same rules for copyright as you do for ‘normal’ publishing. This post talks about whats covered by copyright and how to stay on the right side of the law.

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Get listed in “Our sites”

If you’d like your blog to be listed in “Our Blogs” just let us know and we’ll get you set up. Contact us  

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Readability

The way we read online is a little different to how we read books – this post looks at things you can write well for a web audience.

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Images – where to find them

Images of the University If you require images of the University campus please contact us and we’ll do our best to find an image that’s suitable for you. Free stock photography It is really easy to fall foul of copyright laws on the internet, especially when using images that you’ve found online. ¬†We’ve put together … Continue reading “Images – where to find them”

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Formatting / styling your posts

We’ve tried to make sure you’ve got all of the formatting you’ll need to write your blog – below are a the formatting options to style your text. Some options are available directly from the editor toolbar, others are available by adding basic HTML Markup to your posts in the text editor (choose Text from … Continue reading “Formatting / styling your posts”

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