The features we have added are generally either K-State standards, interfaces to other K-State systems, or components that add functions to a page.
Flexible layout. Pages can be either one or two columns.
Consistent layout. Page features such as unit name, menu, unit address, breadcrumbs, etc. are placed in standardized locations. Consistency builds a K-State web presence that is more than the concatenation of each unit's web site.
Banner. Each page has an optional banner photo to add interest and color.
Menu. Most publishers create one multi-level menu at the root of the site. The submenus from the single menu open, highlight, and close automatically as the site is navigated. For additional flexibility, the menu can be overridden for any directory.
Horizontal menu. Pages can have an optional horizontal menu.
Mobile friendly framework. All pages in the CMS use responsive design to shrink the columns when the screen gets too narrow. The header and footer also change to remove graphics and fit in the available width.
Assets. Assets allow for the creation and use of content, such as text and images, in multiple locations.
Analytics. Each page has a Google Analytics tracking code added that enables reporting on a wide variety of statistics about the website.
Social media icons. Social media icons can be added to the address block when a site is created rather than being copied into each page.
Image galleries. A good example is on the K-State 150 site.
YouTube videos. Videos hosted on YouTube can either be included as a major element of a page, e.g., K-State 150, or included as smaller thumbnails that expand when clicked, e.g., on many pages under the Admissions site.
Calendars. K-State has implemented a university-side calendar system that allows all web publishers to enter events and have them displayed on web pages and Four Winds digital display boards.
Disclosures. Sections of a webpage can display and hide via a click.
RSS feed viewer. Content from other systems that is available through an RSS feed can be included on a webpage.
Tab View. Related views of similar data are often best presented in a tabbed format as shown on the housing information page.
Chat. Offer online chat services to your website visitors.