Web Templates - Web Guide
It is important that Cal State L.A. projects a consistent visual identity on both official and unofficial University Web sites.
These web templates are a resource for Cal State L.A. page authors and help support expanding efforts to implement consistent standards and University branding throughout Cal State L.A.’s web pages. This section provides the necessary tools, resources and implementation guidelines for page authors to design functional and accessible pages for online applications.
These guidelines apply to all official University web pages including, but not limited to, academic programs and services, administrative and business services, student services, and auxiliary programs and services. Individual web pages published by students, employees and student organizations that are hosted by the University are encouraged to adopt the University’s policy and standards, but are not required to do so.
These templates are designed to be used by:
- web designers and/or developers
- graphic designers
- anyone familiar with HTML, CSS, and basic image editing software
If you are not one of the above and want to learn to use the templates, there are numerous resources available to help you learn the basics of designing web sites:
- Web Support and Resources - a collection of web sites to help which can help you learn more about HTML, CSS, and various other topics web designers must know.
To ensure consistent branding of Cal State L.A., we require that all sites based on the templates include an institutional identifier in the header of each page, as provided in the base templates. There are two different options provided for including the UA wordmark or identifier in the header, and one of the options should allow you to customize your site to your needs while still retaining an institutional identifier. This wordmark or identifier should link to the Cal State L.A. Home Page at http://www.calstatela.edu.
We also request that you refrain from closely mimicking the layout and content of the Cal State L.A. home page, in order to preserve its unique identity as online entrance to our web site. The templates provide you with many options for arranging your content, and the content area is designed to be as flexible as possible to meet your needs. We encourage you to be creative within the templates while following our design standards & recommendations.
Note: Extract file using WinZip or a similar program. Please contact your ITC for additional assistance on file extraction.
Previous Web Templates
You may also preview the template files here:
- 1 Column Template
- 1 Column Template (with additional menu)
- 2 Column Template
- 2 Column Template (with additional menu)
- 3 Column Template
- 3 Column Template (with additional menu)
- Using the Web Template Presentation (ppt)
- Configuring FrontPage for PHP
- Setting Up a Test Server
Please note that your ITC may need to grant you admin rights before you can complete the process.