Page Types in the CMS

Section Front

The section front page type is generally used for the "home" to departmental sites, or sites that require a different navigation than their parent

Section Front

  1. The navigation for a section usually employs Flyout navigation that is dynamically generated by reading through the site tree for all children pages of the home page.
  2. It is possible to add a left column promo component to feature something under the navigation.
  3. The Far Above campaign image and link is required. By default, the link goes to the "generic" University of Kansas Medical Center giving page on the KU Endowment site ( If your department has a link set up with KU Endowment, you may provide the URL to Web Design and Management and request that it replace the default endowment link on your site. The URL should be a simple URL, for example,
  4. This is the section title, and links to the main page of the section. This is part of the section control that is created and maintained by Web Design and Management.
  5. Bread crumb trail is dynamically generated by the file location in the site tree.
  6. Images on section fronts should be 720 pixels wide, by a consistent height. The images will continuously fade into each other. To keep the load time of your page reasonable, limit the number of images to no more than 3. Images without captions should be added to the image list.
    New in the 2013 redesign: Images on a section front can have headings and captions. To use this feature, create images to the 720 x consistent pixel height dimensions, then create an image component for each image. Image components have a field for a heading and caption. It is important to be consistent among the images uses in the same rotations (similar length in heading and caption, as well as image size.). Consistent image components makes for smooth transitions between the images for the viewer. If you don't have rights to create an image component, contact Web Design and Management.
  7. This is the text that is entered in the required Title field in the CMS Edit Form. The text will automatically be wrapped in h1 tags and should be the only text in an h1 tag.
  8. The right column may contain components (reusable pieces of content) displaying RSS feeds, link lists, a promo area (xhtml area), photo, etc.

Detail Page

A detail page is used for pages that reside under a section front to inherit the navigation of it's parent page in the site tree.

Detail Page

  1. Detail pages have essentially have all options of a section front, except for the rotating images at the top.
  2. There is an xhtml section in the center that allows text, images, tables and other custom content.
  3. The width of a detail page without a right column is 940 pixels. A detail page with a right column has a center section of 720 pixels. In general, images with text wrapping around them should be approximately one-third of the avaialble column width.
  4. The right column may contain components (reusable pieces of content) displaying RSS feeds, link lists, a promo area (xhtml area), photo, etc. Images in the right column may be up to 180 pixels wide.

Roster Page

For departments and units that want to maintain individual bio pages for faculty/staff, a roster page type can be set as the parent of those pages and will automatically generate a page with the thumbnail, person's name and title. Contact the web development and management team to have a roster page created.

Info on this page cannot be edited directly since it is based on the information coming from its children (bio) pages.

Roster Page

Bio Page

The Bio Page type requires a thumbnail image for the person (75 pixels wide x 100 pixels high) -- this image displays on the roster page. The image that displays on the bio page itself should be 150 pixels wide x 200 pixels high.

Last modified: Mar 09, 2015
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