Below is a brief guide on preparing content for a custom digital signage project. If you have any questions while you review the guide don’t hesitate to send your Project Manager a note.
Your logo should be provided in .EPS format. If you do not have a .EPS file available please provide a large, 200px or greater width, transparent .PNG of your logo.
Photos of people
- It is best if photos of people are provided in .JPG format, however .PNG will also work.
- The file names should be the subject’s name.
- Try to keep the photos a consistent size and aspect ratio, ie. all landscape or all portrait. This will ensure your Presentation has a consistent look and feel.
- Photos should be saved at 72dpi.
- Photos of people should be at a minimum 200px wide but the optimal size will depend on the layout of your Presentation.
Example of images all using the same aspect ratio and size
- Background images should be saved at 72dpi.
- They should be 1920x1080px large for landscape or 1080x1920px for portrait displays.
- Videos should be provided in .MP4 or .WEBM.
- Videos should have Closed Captioning although it isn’t required.
- It’s best if videos are provided at an HD resolution.
Information for About pages, Contact pages, Announcements, Histories, etc., should be provided in either a Word Document, Text file, Markdown, or Google Doc. Please do not supply text content on rasterized .PDFs.
Example of content that should be provided in a text file
Content like Donor lists, Hall of Fame inductees, and Directories should be provided in an Excel file or a Google Sheet.
All of the information you’d like to show on the display should have it’s own column.
- Donor Wall Example: Name, Bio, Level of Giving
- Hall of Fame Example: Year, Gender, Name, Team, Position, Description.
- Directory Example: Name, Position, Room, Phone, Email
- Events: Title, Date, Time, Location, Description
Example of content that should be provided in a Excel file
If you would like to show PowerPoint slides on your display please export your PowerPoint file as images and send the images.
How much content do I need for you to start my project?
It’s important that we have some sample content before we begin your project, this allows us to create a design that will work for your content.
For example if you plan on showing 1000 donors, provide us with 10 examples. Or if you are going to show events, provide a 2-3 sample events with their associated details.
What is the best way to share all of my content with Rise Vision?
The best way to share all of your content with us is to create a Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive folder, upload all of your content to it and then share it with your Project Manager.
Can I add in more information after the project is complete?
Once the project is complete you will be able to continue adding, removing and updating the content.
“Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.”
- Jeffrey Zeldman