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Communications and Public Affairs

Spotlight Callout

Spotlight callouts are intended to visually highlight something or someone related to the information on the page.

Using Spotlight Callouts

These callouts feature a 465-pixels-wide image, a short blurb of text and a single link, if needed. Spotlight callouts are a great way to highlight a student, alumnus or faculty member. 

The headline bar on these callouts has the option for including a category (in smaller type) and a headline (in larger type). Some typical categories are Faculty Spotlight, Student Spotlight, Program Spotlight, etc. The headline is usually the name of the person or item being spotlighted. If you use just one line of text above your image, use the headline style and omit the category.

Additionally, all of your images must include alt text and be fully accessible according to the spotlight callout guidelines

Best practice

Choosing Images

All callouts enlarge on a mobile device, so avoid using headshots as spotlight images. An interesting photo shot in a lab, classroom or the subject's natural environment works much better. Be sure to upload your image at 465 pixels wide so it's viewed at full size without enlarging to fit a mobile phone screen.


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