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For more ideas on using Red and WordPress, you can join a discussion group of UIC staff working on WordPress. Ask questions or share your tips and best practices you've learned when building your unit website.

To join the discussion group, send an email to and type in the message body: subscribe wordpress-users Your Name.

Accessibility & Usability

Many of the constraints included in the custom Red multisite are intended to assist in making UIC websites accessible and usable for all. UIC is committed to Accessibility and follows both the federal Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA).

Usability refers to the users’ experience on your website. This includes a range of factors that you control on your site: what content do your users need and want, how can they find it, how can they understand it and much more. Some of these factors are built into Red, such as how we use menus and breadcrumbs for navigation, and others are dependent on you. For more on usability, see the links below.


There are several ways to use images on Red, each component that uses images includes help text on minimal sizes needed. All images require Alt text for accessibility and have optional fields for captions and photo attribution.

Refer to the table below for the minimum requirements for the various image sizes used in Red.

Image sizes

Image Location Width x Height in pixels
Home Page Header Type A 1440x700
Home Page Header Type B 1440x420
Landing Page Header Type A 1440x600
Landing Page Header Type B 1440x166
Text Block full 1,090x596
Text Block Half 545x355
Text Block Third 400x480
Highlights 600x600
Link Tiles regular 600x365
Link Tiles Featured 600x397
Testimonials 240x240
Slideshows 1090x541
News posts 1090x595
Profiles 157x180

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