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Homepage Template

  • This template is used for homepages only.
  • Almost all components can be used on the homepage template. Forms cannot be used on this template.
Homepage Template
  • Index files are no longer necessary in the responsive templates
  • Your site name or root level "folder" is your homepage

For example:  ryerson.ca/about  

  • "about" is the root and the homepage of your site

    All of the following URLs will resolve to: ryerson.ca/about

     - ryerson.ca/about/index.html
    -  ryerson.ca/about.html
    -  ryerson.ca/about

  • Your site name is created within the Inherited Content template

In the page properties of the homepage template, click on the Navigation tab and select one of the following choices:

  • Horizontal and left - Level 1 is displayed as horizontal; Levels 2 & 3 are set as left vertical navigation, or
  • Left - All three levels of navigation are located in the left sidebar
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Open Page Properties > Go to Navigation Tab

Remember to activate page.

Related: Showing pages in Navigation

In the page properties of the homepage template, select the Site Colour tab.

  • Users can select a Primary Site Colour followed by an Accent Colour
  • Available accent colours depends on the primary site colour selected
  • Primary colour is applied to:
    • Page header
    • Overlay text (Image + optional text component)
    • Announcement Block (solid)
  • Accent colour is applied to:
    • Call-to-action Style of button component
    • Announcement component (outline)

Related: Web Style Guide

  • On the homepage, the slideshow component sits above the left/vertical navigation.
  • Only a slideshow can occupy this space.
  • The slideshow can contain one or more images, or not be used at all.
  • Two slideshow can be configured to two widths:
    • Full page width (minimum 2000px wide)
    • Constrained to content area (minimum 1200px)
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Slideshow - Display - Full Width

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Slideshow - Display - Content Width