Web submission Do's and Don'ts
There are many ways to work with uploading files
to the web. How you upload files depends on the server you’re on,
the system requirements of your web administrator, the web editor
you use and the format of the web design (e.g., html, shtml, css,
etc.). These tips apply to sending files to Jeanne Bintzer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Julie Chatman (email@example.com)
for any of the HES professional or the
MissouriFamiles web pages.
Do’s and Don’ts:
Always send the URL for the page you are
requesting edits or additions for.
I don’t know which page you’re talking about when you say our home
page or the main page. Also send the URL for sites you wish add a
e.g. If you are sending an article to be
added to the MissouriFamilies Child Care page, indicate your
preference by including the MissouriFamilies Child Care internet
Send completely unformatted text.
Please send text that does
not include underlining, fancy fonts, graphics, text boxes, etc. I remove the formatting so
that I can assign my own code to the text. Unfortunately I can’t
remove all of the formatting and Word inserts it’s own code into
the html. I frequently remove the word commands line by line
from the code.
Please single space after periods.
I manually remove the extra spaces between sentences. This is a
holdover from typewriters. Computers adjust the space after
periods so adding an extra space between sentences causes
”rivers” in the text.
Please don’t use underlined text for
By default web hyperlinks are underlined. Any text that is
underlined for emphasis is read as a link instead.
Avoid using ALL UPPER CASE LETTERS.
I retype them in upper and lower case. As a general rule, you
should probably avoid “ALL CAPS” all together. They’re a
holdover from typewriter days when there were a limited number
of ways to add emphasis to text. Use Bold or a larger font size
Please don’t use in-line graphics.
Web graphics are specifically made for the web. As a general
rule, you can’t use print graphics for the web and you can’t use
web graphics for print. Print graphics have a dpi of 1200 or
higher. Web graphics are 72 dpi.
Please don’t crop or resize photos prior to
sending them to me.
Most of you don’t have the appropriate image editing tools or skills
to both maximize the quality and minimize the size of photos for
efficient download speed. Please attach the best picture you have
available at it's original resolution setting, preferably high
resolution. Most digital cameras save to jpg format which is fine.
Tifs are also acceptable.
Send complete information.
Send author contact information along with the article (name,
title, region, email address) Please don't assume that I know
someone's title, region, e-mail address, etc...
Articles for MissouriFamilies are welcome and
Please send them to Jeanne at
firstname.lastname@example.org Jeanne will forward them to the
appropriate subject area Specialist for
review. The section editor will forward the approved article to me.
Send files via e-mail to:
Please send the text in the body of the e-mail. You may also attach
a doc file to your e-mail but I prefer it directly in the e-mail
Please attach jpg files.