Including the art, rather than linking to it

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Aboriginal hand stencils in New South Wales, Australia
I'm wondering if for this course we should include appropriate images directly, in preference to linking to them. As a learner, I may not bother to check a link, but I won't be able to help noticing an image on the page.
Prehistoric painting in the Lascaux caves, France

In the description section on this page, there are two text links to cave art. Seems to me we could include these on the page, something like what I've included here.

This may challenge our layout ability, but may offer a richer experience for the learner. I suggest considering this as a design principle for the course which we can put in our style guide.


ASnieckus (talk)07:04, 21 July 2012

Hi Alison,

If the images are openly licensed - -my preference would be to include them in the course materials. This is useful for learners who may not have reliable or expensive internet access and could use a print-version alternative.

It may require a little "padding" text to assist with layout but better in the long run imho.


Mackiwg (talk)13:53, 21 July 2012

We decided at a meeting (13 Aug 2012) of Irwin, Gail and Alison to include images on the page, in preference to linking to them: note on meeting notes page.

I am proceeding with making changes of this kind, as seems appropriate to the content.


ASnieckus (talk)09:37, 27 August 2012