UCL-CS Layouts

All pages created in this area of the UCL-CS website conform to a consistent style which is determined by a template. There are three template variants and 8 colour-schemes. You do not have to choose the colour-scheme - it will be set automatically depending on which area the page belongs to (students, admissions, business, etc.). You do have to choose the template variant and this is done by selecting a Page Layout on the page properties form using the Appearance tab.

The Two Column Template

Fig 1. UCL-CS "Two Column" template

This is the default for all new pages (Fig. 1). The main column contains the principal text of the page while the left-hand column contains an automatically generated menu of neighbouring pages.

You can add further items below the automatic menu in the left column if you choose. To do this you add a content element to the Left column of the page. It is suggested that the items you add should be formatted as a bullet list. They will appear as such when viewed in the Rich Text Editor but will be formatted like the automatic items (i.e. without bullets) when the page is viewed.

The Single Column Template

Fig 2. UCL-CS "One Column" template

This one eliminates the left-hand column (hence no menus) and the grey area on the right-hand side (Fig. 2).

The Two Column with Image Template

Fig 3. UCL-CS "Two Column plus Image" template

This one adds a poster image to the Two Column template (Fig. 3). 

If you simply select this template and do nothing else then the image will be chosen at random each time the page is displayed. 

If you want to choose the image yourself then you must create an Images only content element in the Right column. The image should be 660 pixels wide by 235 pixels high.

The Two Column with Navigation Template

Fig 4. UCL-CS "Two Column plus Navigation" template

This one adds navigation bars at the top and bottom of each page - arrowed in Fig. 4. It is used for the page you are reading. The navigation bars provide Prev, Next, First and Last links on each page and are useful in a lengthy series of linked pages that,   typically, are read in succession.

Note that as currently set up this template assumes that all the related pages are on a single level.