Digital Design

Training Resources

Training Resources

Here you can access resources that support our online training.

T4 Resources

These resources support the online training we provide for the T4 Content Management System.

Feel free to use these resources for ongoing help while you work on University websites.

You can use Fotor, a free online resource, to crop/resize your images to meets our T4 image requirements:

There are more advanced T4 content types available, and we have step-by-step guides to help you:

Writing for the Web Resources

Here you can find resources and links that will help you write for the web.

Feel free to use these resources for ongoing support while you work on University website content. You'll also need to follow our editorial guidelines.

Tools for checking readability and accuracy

You can check the readability of your content with a couple of free tools. 

Improve readability as you write/edit with the Hemingway Editor online. You can also check existing content by adding the Readable button to your browser.

Maintaining content accuracy

Use Siteimprove quality assurance software to help you maintain the accuracy of content on your website.

Siteimprove scans and reports on all our external academic unit and support services websites published on ncl.ac.uk. The software:

  • reports on every web page
  • finds spelling mistakes
  • shows broken links (including those within PDF documents)
  • highlights issues
  • sends a weekly email report

Get access to Siteimprove by making a self-service request in NUService (University login required). Use the request type 'CWD Software Support - Contribute, Sitemanager or Siteimprove', found under the 'Non-Central IT' category.

Checking mobile optimisation

When you produce or edit content it's important you see how it works on smaller, mobile screens.

It's really easy and quick to do. Use Janus a free online demonstrator to check your content on multiple screen sizes at once. Just type or paste in your live web page address in the Website URL box.