School pilot building blocks

We’ve been defining our page types as part of the School pilot and Site Editor projects.

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Standard pages

These are the standard set of pages that most sites will use.

Page types Purpose Building block configurations
Homepage

 

Feature page

  • Prioritise top-tasks for key users
  • Help customers decide quickly, not overloading them with too much information that may not be a priority for the school
  • Give an impression (showcase) of a progressive, modern and exciting institution (through impactful imagery, video and concise content)
  • Provide a short selection of additional links to help navigate lower priority content
  • Standard feature panel, Call-to-action feature panel, Carousel
  • Key links
  • Standard feature panel, Call-to-action feature panel, Editorial feature panel
  • Secondary featured links
  • Standard feature panel, Call-to-action feature panel, Editorial feature panel
  • Tertiary featured links, Profile quote, Social quote
About page

 

Content/feature page

The about us page is a bit like the homepage, but allows the school to provide a little bit more context.

  • Provide key facts and figures
  • Key facts and figures to convince customers of the benefits of the school
  • Short overview of the aspects which make up the school special with follow on navigation when necessary
  • Key facts and figures panel
  • Text content
Research page

 

Feature page

A short overview and showcase of research activity with links to research groups and centres
  • Text
  • Standard feature panel, Call-to-action feature panel, Editorial feature panel
  • Feature research centre links
  • Standard feature panel, Call-to-action feature panel, Editorial feature panel
  • Text
  • Feature news links
Course listing page (undergraduate and postgraduate)

 

Feature/Listing page

Make it easy to search and filter courses.

Some featured elements if necessary – course, people and relevant links.

  • Heading feature panel, Standard feature panel
  • Optional text and side-links
  • Listing
  • Standard feature panel, Call-to-action feature panel, Editorial feature panel, Featured links
People listing page

 

Feature/Listing page

Aid recruitment of prospective research postgrads looking for a supervisor. Make it easy to search for and filter people.

Showcase people: research students, academics and other profiles (UG/alumni where available).

Follow on links where necessary.

  • Heading feature panel, Standard feature panel
  • Optional text and side-links
  • Listing
  • Standard feature panel, Call-to-action feature panel, Editorial feature panel, Featured links
Profile page Professional bio of staff and research students.

To promote our academics and show off their work.

Make it easy for postgraduates to find a supervisor.

  • Image and key profile info
  • Profile sections
Events page List events
  • Standard feature panel
  • Listing
News page List news
  • Standard feature panel
  • Listing
Facilities page

 

Content/feature

Show off facilities, supported by gallery of quality images of a feature panel (which could contain a virtual tour for example)

 

 

  • Text content
  • Optional feature panel
  • Text content
  • Gallery listing
  • Text content

Generic page types

These are the generic set of pages. Most of the standard pages are variations of these.

Page types Purpose Building block configurations
Content page Used in most cases for simple, easy-to-read informational content.
  • Text content
Split content page Used in most cases for simple, easy-to-read informational content. Content is split half-way with a feature panel which may provide a marketing visual punch if necessary.
  • Text content
  • Standard feature panel, Call-to-action feature panel, Editorial feature panel
  • Text content
Content page with background image

 

Content page

Simple, easy-to-read informational content which may have a strong, impactful image to support the page.
  • Text content
Contact us page

 

Content page

Provide simple, clear contact information.
  • Text content
  • Side panel contact details
  • Embedded map
Navigation page

 

Content/feature page

Provide a page with categorised links to other content. A functional, simple page to signpost people quickly.
  • Text content
  • Featured links
  • Optional: Standard feature panel, Call-to-action feature panel, Editorial feature panel
Navigation page with background image

 

Content/feature page

As per navigation page, but may have a strong, impactful image to support the page.

 

  • Text content
  • Featured links
  • Optional: Standard feature panel, Call-to-action feature panel, Editorial feature panel

Our different building blocks (patterns)

Here is a selection of some of the key building blocks.

Feature panels

 

Standard feature panel

Call-to-action feature panel
Editorial feature panel
Heading feature panel
Embed feature panel
Carousel
Facts and figures

 

Featured links and lists of things

 

Key links and course search
Featured links
Featured links with image/description
News
Events
People
Courses

Text content

 

Heading and lead text
Jump links
Text
Videos
Images
Tables
Buttons
Text highlights
See also links

 

Special quotes

 

Social quote
Blockquote

Site Editor

These page types above will be built into Site Editor making it easier to create different types of content.

Find out more about how Site Editor is coming along.

site editor with block editor

 

 

 

See also

 

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