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Text and Image

The Text and Image content type allows you to add text and images to your site. The Text and Image content type can be used for text only, an image only, or a combination of both. 

Add Text and Image

  1. Within a layout, click the box that states Add Content.
    • This requires that a section has already been created.
  2. Click Text and Image
  3. Click Next
  4. Enter an optional title for the webpage

Add Text (optional)

  1. Enter the text you wish to display in the textbox. The Text and Image content type provides editors with a basic text editor.

Add Image (optional)

  1. Click on the Image tab to insert an image
  2. Click Select New to select a previously uploaded image, or click Upload to browse your computer and upload a new image
  3. You may enter a maximum width for the image if you like
  4. Enter alt text into the Alt. Text field.  Remember alt text should be a brief description of the image
  5. Choose your alignment options for the image
  6. Add an image caption which will display underneath the image if you'd like
  7. Enter an optional website address, either to an internal page within your site by clicking Internal Link or to an external link by entering the website URL, to make the image clickable and direct users to the address you added
  8. Click Save Changes

Alt. Text

Alternative text (also known as Alt. text) is a short description or story about an image, which describes the image to those who would be unable to see it.

Alt. Text is important for those who are visually impaired, use assistive technologies when browsing the web, or those who turn off images, such as in areas with expensive or low internet bandwidth. Texas State strives to produce accessible websites, and Alt. text should always be included on every image. For more information on Alt.text and accessibility, visit the Texas State Digital Accessibility site. 

The text and image content type in Gato with the alt text field highlighted