What You Can Include on Your Website
To make your website more interesting and engaging for users, you can include multimedia and interactive content.
Some of the common elements that can be included on University of Adelaide websites are described below.
All content placed on your website, whether it is text, multimedia or interactive, needs to comply with copyright and privacy legislation. This means that permission needs to be obtained from the lecturer or presenter featured in podcasts, audio or video content just as it does for images. The copyright & release form used may be used or you can contact the Web Team for further information.
For assistance with adding any of these features, or to discuss options for adding multimedia and interactive content to your website, please contact the Web Team who will be happy to discuss your requirements.
If you have a suitable video that you would like included on your website, there are several ways you can do this. The simplest method, which has the added advantage that it may also encourage more visitors to your site, is to add the video to YouTube and then copy the appropriate code to embed in the HTML view for your webpage. Please see our video page for more information on video and settings to use when embedding videos from YouTube.
Below is an example of a video from YouTube about the University's Open Day in 2013:
Visit the Video page on the Pattern Library for more examples to use in the new website template.
If you have any audio content you would like to include on your website, please contact the Web Team for advice and assistance.
Example Audio Display
Note: there is no audio file attached to this example.
Widgets are information boxes that provide additional content and add interest to a site.
If you would like to use widgets on your website or see an example widget, please read the Using Widgets page within the Editing Websites in TMS section of this guide.
- TAB Navigation
TAB navigation is recommended for complex sites that contain a few subsites. TAB nav needs to be used consistently across all of the sites that are linked to in the TAB nav, it shouldn't change on a site by site basis.
Example of TAB Nav
If you feel your website requires these TAB navigations, please contact the Web Team for advice and assistance.
The Web Team is pleased to offer a free and easy-to-use blog service to help University staff members provide fresh information to the University community.
If you're interested in having a blog, please visit http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/ for more information and to see if you're eligible.
- RSS Feeds
RSS is a format for distributing news and other online content produced in one location as a "feed" to other websites or individuals. It is possible to add an RSS feed from an existing source, such as a blog, into a University website. The RSS feed is usually displayed as a list of items in a news widget.
The source of the RSS feed must already exist before it can be included on a University website as a news widget. An example of the source of the RSS feed could be a blog on the University's blog service at http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/.
- Online Forms
An online form system is available on the main University web server which provides a means of creating simple online forms without the need for additional programming. Wilimail is used to email the values that people enter into a web form to a specified email address.
If you're an advanced web author, please read the Online Forms page within the advanced information section to help you create an online form.
If you'd like to use an online form and need some help, please contact the Web Team.
- Image Galleries
The University has an image gallery available for web authors to use on their website. You can find information on how to implement a gallery on your site in the advanced information section.