Log in

Q: I can't login, what do I do?
A: You need to use your Rietveld email found here: login.microsoftonline.com

Q: What is my password for the Rietveld email?
A: 1. Go to login.microsoftonline.com.

Q: Can’t access your account? 


.. in the Computer workshop you can recover your password

.. OR go to ICT Helpdesk Mo-Thu 12.30 - 14.30, first floor BC building.

.. OR call the HelpdeskPhone (020-5711606) 

Q: What is my email address?
A: firstname.lastname@rietveldacademie.nl


Q: What size should I upload?
A: The bigger, the better (but 3000 pixels wide is enough).
Currently the images get resized down to 2000 pixels width. So if your image is bigger than that, it will be shown with 2000 pixels width. Under 1000 pixels width it will start to look blurry. Possibly, in the future, we will add support for responsive images and have a special case for higher resolution screens ('retina'), then we'll probably resize the image to about 3000 pixels width. So to be future-proof, make your images 3000 pixels wide. The height doesn't matter, but keep in mind that widescreen images get quite small on mobile phones.

Q: What about DPI?
A: DPI has no significance on the web, only the amount of pixels (in width) matters.

Q: The image I upload is very big on the website, how can I make it smaller?
A: You can't. But the image will be shown in it's original size on the project page. In other words, a small image will be shown small inside the project but big and blurry on the overview pages.

Booking the front page

Q: Can I book more than one week?
A: Yes but keep in mind that each week will be displayed separately in the front page archive. And, if you would like to book more than one week at a time, it would be preferable if you could check your plans with public[at]rietveldacademie.nl.

Q: What happens if there are no bookings?
A: The website will automatically show the 5 latest projects uploaded.

Q: Can I show my own projects on the front page?
A: Yes, but we're hoping that the person who chooses to be a front page editor will encourage others to upload their work. If you see something in relation to Rietveld that you want to add to the front page, you can ask that person to add it so you can then use it on the front page.

Q: Can I add things that only show up on the front page, and not anywhere else on the site?
A: Yes. If you add the projects through the menu, it doesn't belong anywhere (unless you add it somewhere). If you then add it on your front page, it will not show up anywhere else but on the front page.

Q: I don't agree with the booking schedule, what now?
A: You contact public[at]rietveldacademie.nl.

Q: What is the difference between the front page and a project?
A: A project is a 'thing' and the front page is a 'collection of things'. But you don't have to treat it that way if you don't want to. You can make the front page into one 'thing' and treat projects as 'parts', for example.

Q: What happens when I book a front page, then don't do anything more?
A: During the week your front page is displayed, your name will be on top of the front page: "The front page is edited by X", but the website will automatically display the 5 latest projects added. So it will look like you selected these project, even if it isn't your choice.

Q: What happens if I only add 1 project to my front page?
A: The website will automatically fill out the remaining 4 spots, so there are always minimum 5 things on the front page.

Q: I'd like to invite someone external to curate and edit the front page, is that possible?
A: How lovely! Please contact public[at]rietveldacademie.nl, they can arrange a new login.

Adding projects

Q: Do I have to add complete projects?
A: No, a 'project' could mean anything, really. A project has to have a title, thats it. It will also automatically have an author (the person creating the project). It can (but doesn't have to) contain images, texts and videos.

Q: I'm a Graphic Design student, can I add a project in the Textile department page?
A: Yes, there is currently no restriction between departments. Any student, teacher or staff can add projects in any place it's possible to upload.

Q: Can I add a project to several places?
A: Yes, you can add a project to as many places as you like. But only the first one is displayed underneath the project image/title in the overview. Inside the projects, on the other hand, all the things the project belongs to are displayed, and linked, on top of the page.