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Page Layout Guide

Schools that have invested in professional photography often want to showcase those images on the Web — as they should! The layout shown here is one popular way of making the image the focal point of the page. It's accomplished by choosing a single top page layout, and then wrapping a photo within a text category. Schools that don't have the photography to utilize this layout throughout the site may want to consider it on a limited, consistent basis. For example, you could have the default page in each section set up like this and then have all subsequent pages set up with a more traditional layout such as those in Examples One and Two.

One thing to think about when choosing this layout style is the location of supplemental information on the page, because the sidebar has been removed to accommodate the image. Not every page has to have supplemental information by any means, but on pages that do a good solution is to locate it under the main content as shown below.

To give you a better idea for how channel options can affect the content display, the same FAQs category is displayed in both channels below. The option where the answer appears below the content is best used when there aren't a lot of questions and the answers aren't overly long; conversely, the expandable answers option enables you to fit more questions/answers on a page, especially when contained within a smaller channel.
Page Building FAQs
Q. How do I get photos to appear in the filmstrip format?
A. Instead of adding multiple images to a single photo album (which will give you the click-through gallery), add a single image to multiple albums. Then go into the channel options and under the "Multiple Items to Display" bold subhead, choose "Stacked."

Q. Why doesn't the text on a certain page match the font of the other pages? It's large and funny looking.
A. This issue is caused by the "Paste from Word" option (the icon with the blue "W" over the clipboard) in the HTML editor. If your original text is copied from a Word document and then pasted into Podium using this feature, it will bring with it the coding Microsoft Word uses to define font styles such as Times New Roman, size 12. This coding will then override the style sheet WhippleHill has coded for the site. Some browsers will also automatically include the coding when using the copy and paste short-cut keys. Therefore, it's always best to copy text into Podium using the "Paste Plain Text" (the icon with the piece of paper over the clipboard) option.

Q. Once my page is created, do I have the ability to move it to a different location?
A. Once logged in as a Page Manager, go to the page that you want to move and click "Edit Page" in the upper right corner. This will take you to the page management screen. At the top of the page, select the "Page Info" tab. The "Parent Page" drop-down menu allows you to move the page to a different section of the site. For example, if your page is currently in "About Us," you can move it to the "Admission" section here. You can also move pages up or down levels this way. Once you've moved the page, you can then determine the numerical "Sort Order" for the section where the page is now located.

You can also rename the page here under the "Title" option if appropriate.
Page Building FAQs
Q. How do I get photos to appear in the filmstrip format?
A. Instead of adding multiple images to a single photo album (which will give you the click-through gallery), add a single image to multiple albums. Then go into the channel options and under the "Multiple Items to Display" bold subhead, choose "Stacked."

Q. Why doesn't the text on a certain page match the font of the other pages? It's large and funny looking.
A. This issue is caused by the "Paste from Word" option (the icon with the blue "W" over the clipboard) in the HTML editor. If your original text is copied from a Word document and then pasted into Podium using this feature, it will bring with it the coding Microsoft Word uses to define font styles such as Times New Roman, size 12. This coding will then override the style sheet WhippleHill has coded for the site. Some browsers will also automatically include the coding when using the copy and paste short-cut keys. Therefore, it's always best to copy text into Podium using the "Paste Plain Text" (the icon with the piece of paper over the clipboard) option.

Q. Once my page is created, do I have the ability to move it to a different location?
A. Once logged in as a Page Manager, go to the page that you want to move and click "Edit Page" in the upper right corner. This will take you to the page management screen. At the top of the page, select the "Page Info" tab. The "Parent Page" drop-down menu allows you to move the page to a different section of the site. For example, if your page is currently in "About Us," you can move it to the "Admission" section here. You can also move pages up or down levels this way. Once you've moved the page, you can then determine the numerical "Sort Order" for the section where the page is now located.

You can also rename the page here under the "Title" option if appropriate.