File and Image Naming

August 30, 2011

Quick reminder on file and image naming. We’ve had a couple of instances lately where someone named an image the same name as an existing image. RedDot put the last uploaded image on the page, not the image that the person meant to have!

Name your files using the following conventions and you should avoid that issue. Please don’t name your files just – 1.jpg or logo.jpg – or something similar.

Image Naming: It is recommended that an image be named with the known abbreviation of the department or unit and a descriptive qualifier separated by underscores, e.g. ENGL_seminar_session.jpg. Profile or headshot images should follow the lastname_firstname.jpg convention.
File Naming: Names must contain only number, letter, or underscore characters. It is recommended that a file be named with the known abbreviation of the department or unit and a descriptive qualifier and date, e.g. ENGL_advising_checklist_20110530.