When a new sub-site (department, project, etc.) is created, it is given one of two core layouts to choose from, as described below:
Standard Site Layout
The following structure applies to all Academic, Administrative, Center & Institute, Project and Portal (Hybrid) sites.
Click a particular page block to see more information about that content type.
NOTE: Certain sub-sites within the CMS have other layouts, while others (School of Law) live outside the CMS, but these are exceptional situations.
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Comparison of 4-column v. 3-column layouts
PRO: Use of ?Promo Items
CON: Less space for text content 'above the fold' (visible area of the browser window when page first opened)CON: If no ?Promo Items are published, that column will be blank; the other content areas will not expand to fill the empty space.
PRO: More space for text content 'above the fold' (visible area of the browser window when page first opened)
CON: No ?Promo Items
NOTE: While the CMS does allow 3-column site publishers to create Promo Items, those items will never appear on the site because of the layout restrictions
- As shown, the content will remain blank; the Overview and ?News & ?Events blocks will not expand sideways to fill the space
- Not applicable, since 3-column sites do not have Promo Item space
- PRO: Overview content may be expanded downward, including images
- CON: Loss of large dynamic image content
NOTE: May be somewhat compensated for by adding images to Overview content
- CON: If no published ?Promo Items exist, that space will still remain blank
- Same Pros and Cons as 4-column view
(except regarding ?Promo Items)
up to 4 upper narrow blocks
up to 2 upper wide blocks
up to 6 slides
up to 4 lower narrow blocks
up to 4 lower wide blocks
last 10 news items
next 5 events
Sub-Site Navigation Options
See the PreCreated Content section of the Content Types page for the full list of left-side navigation options