Winthrop's CMS allows Web authors to work within attractive, well-branded, and approved Web page templates – the framework for creating Web sites that wow! Some elements of the new CMS design are required to ensure a consistent Web experience. Branding through global elements such as a header and footer, as well as similarly located information (i.e. left side menu and contact information), create a familiar environment that is simple for the Web user to navigate. At the same time, some parts of the design, like buttons and banners, are unique to various departments and audiences, allowing for a personalized Web site.
The CMS Web pages use a color scheme that pulls in our official garnet, gold, and blue. The site also utilizes the gonfalon colors; these are the colors of the banners that are carried during important university events like commencement.
View the Web colors.
In addition to the consistent use of colors, the CMS pages utilize a specific set of font styles. Some of the specified fonts are for those elements that are part of a Web page structure, like the six levels of HTML headings. Other font choices are provided for authors to further customize and/or draw attention to various parts of the Web page.
View the CMS cascading style sheet (CSS).
Refer to the screen shot below for the location of each element.
View the university's standard header and footer.
The following design elements may also be incorporated into the Winthrop Web pages.
Click on the graphic above for a larger view.