Thinking out of the box?
Communications and Marketing has now released a new version of the UBC CLF (v.7.0.4). Among the bug fixes and new features added, we are now offering options for a full-width design layout.
Dimensionalizing the Brand and CLF
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a remarkable improvement in the quality of the design and content of UBC websites. A number of factors that can be attributed to this include the maturation of powerful content management tools, increased expertise and skill-sets, and the standardization of an overarching design framework.
As website designs and digital content have become more sophisticated, we recognize that the framework of which they are constructed with must evolve to keep up with this pace of advancement. To meet this pace, the UBC CLF now includes two options for a full-width design layout.
What do the full-width templates look like?
For screenshots and guidelines, see Design Specifications –> Layout Options.
For live working samples, see the Live Working CLF Templates in the Support section.
For examples of live websites, check out our CLF Showcase section often to see if there are any new additions.
Where can I find guidelines for the full-width templates?
The guidelines can be found in the Design Specifications –> Layout Options.
When should I use full-width templates?
Design should serve a purpose and function and the use of full-width templates is no exception. What we don’t want to see are gaudy images embedded in the background of websites that either dilute the overarching design or distract site visitors from your content — à la the MySpace look.
Therefore, we recommend that you use full-width templates for:
- large tabular data;
- a calendar of events; and
- a design layout or navigation system that requires a full-width canvas.
Where can I get a copy of the full-width templates?
Full-width templates are now included in the latest version of the CLF, v.7.0.4. To request a copy of the CLF, visit Get the CLF.
What support do you provide?
As we are only able to provide limited support, we recommend self-install, standalone options of the CLF to web professionals with a strong knowledge of HTML and CSS. If you require support, there are options for hosted, supported models. For complete information, see Get the CLF.