Thank you for your interest in the templates and the new UMD home page design. You may use and customize all of the files as much or as little as you like for your site. The photoshop files have several image layers in them to choose from. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email Andrew Manteuffel (726-6927, email@example.com).
We have been working over the summer with External Affairs and SFA to finalize a wireframe and design for a unit/department home page and secondary pages. The page designs will incorporate the branding and design elements from the UMD home page and the Admissions prospective student site, but are streamlined for wider use.
These interim Dreamweaver templates are using HTML 5 structure with css for layout and presentation (table layout is gone). The responsive page design has been enhanced beyond the previous mobile friendly version as well. The latest UMD header and footer are present using virtual includes.
Older Dreamweaver templates, PhotoShop files, and Stylesheets are still available for download if you still need them.
There are a few significant changes that you might need to know if you are planning on just making modifications to your existing templates vs replacing them with the new ones.
The header and footer (required by the University Branding Policy) are available as a set of virtual includes for use in your own templates or plain HTML/PHP pages. The benefit of using these includes, which are being used in the template files below as well, is that you don't have to worry about changing your pages if the look or content of the header/footer is modified in the future. The changes, if any, will be made to the includes and your pages will immediately have the revised header/footer without any effort on your part.
If you are using HTML 5 or are making the switch, use the interim header and footer includes.
If you are using XHTML or HTML 4 you'll need to use the older header/footer includes to avoid validation issues.
For more information about putting web pages on the UMD server, see Creating, Storing, and Linking Pages to the UMD Web Site.
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