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Style Guide

Acceptable File Types

Graphic file formats:

  • GIF (Graphic Interchange format) files
    Good for logos, transparent background, text images, two-color graphics, exported vector images and line arts. May also be used as an animated graphic (but must be a small file size; maximum of approx. 50kb)

    example 1 example 2 example 3
    gif1.gif - 1KB gif2.gif - 3KB gif3.gif - 3KB

  • JPG/JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) files
    Use for continuous tone images such as photographs, textures and gradients.

    example 1 example 2 example 3
    jpg1.jpg - 3KB jpg2.jpg - 2KB jpg3.jpg - 3KB

  • PNG (Portable Network Graphic) files
    Will not work on older platforms and browsers; but it will support contious tone images, better interlacing.

Multimedia file formats:

*must be approved by New Media Center web coordinator. Contact by e-mail or by phone (626)585-7731.

  • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
    Export documents to Portable Document Files (PDF) to be shared with students and colleagues.

  • Flash (.swf)
    Create vector-based animation, interactive tools and dynamic contents through Macromedia Flash.

  • Quicktime (.mov)
    Export movies to be shown to the web through Quicktime.

  • Shockwave (.dcr)
    For interactive contents such as gaming and activities.

  • For other file formats, please consult the web coordinator.

Not acceptable files:

  • Photoshop files (.psd)
  • Scanned files (.tif, .tiff)
  • Windows Metafiles - MS Office Cliparts (.wmf)
  • Powerpoint presentation (.ppt)
  • Exexcutable files (.exe, .app)

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