After a digital asset is uploaded and activated in the DAM, it has a live URL that makes it usable and publishable within your CMS pages or directly accessible on the internet for those that have the URL.
When naming files there are two things to consider:
Digital assets in the CMS must follow a particular naming structure to avoid any system errors when processing or rendering your files. Assets with special characters that are not allowed in the CMS may cause errors when content authors attempt to use them with components or to view them directly in the DAM.
Users should also consider their fellow content authors and site visitors when naming files. Filenames that avoid confusion and follow a similar naming practice are recommended. In a URL, a filename with an underscore (_) may be confused for the standard underline that hyperlinked text may have and could be interpreted as a space. Additionally, there are some uppercase letters that could be mistaken for lowercase letters when used in a mixed case filename.
To make navigating your DAM assets easier, consider creating a common file naming structure for events. For example:
When organizing digital content in the CMS, much like on a computer or within a physical cabinet, using folders and subfolders can be helpful to keep similar media together for easy reference.
After digital media is uploaded to the DAM, you can provide additional details called metadata to increase its searchability.