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Using Library Web Templates >> Customizable Templates

Customizable templates are located in: http://www.library.yale.edu/fdfiles/newtemplates.

The templates are available in five color schemes (palettes).

Palette Home Page Template Subpage Template
palette_01 [olive/blue] palette01home.html palette01sub.html
palette_02 [brick red/blue] palette02home.html palette02sub.html
palette_03 [blue/green] palette03home.html palette03sub.html
palette_04 [maroon/blue] palette04home.html palette04sub.html
palette_05 [purple/yellow/green] palette05home.html palette05sub.html

Some elements on the templates must be changed; other elements may be changed if desired. Comments within the templates' XHTML indicate the location of these elements.

Home page template -- necessary changes

Element Replace with
Page title (template says Yale University Library) appropriate title
top_header_title.gif header image for specific library/collection (see Image Libraries for details)
main content appropriate content
news content appropriate news -- but consider deleting "news" section if news cannot be updated frequently
contact information insert appropriate e-mail address. Consider using an alias e-mail that can be received by more than one person, in order to cover absences/vacations.

Home page template -- optional changes

Element Replace with
img_left_top.jpg and img_right_large.jpg Images appropriate to specific library/collection (see Image Libraries for details). Templates for palettes 01 and 02 have "tree" images that are fairly generic and may be used by any library/collection. Templates for palettes 03, 04, and 05 have images specific to particular libraries (they are in the templates for demo/display purposes) and should be changed if not being used by those libraries. Note: if img_right_large.jpg is removed entirely, it should be replaced by a pixel.gif of the same width in order to maintain the table layout.
news graphic News graphics are available on library web server at: http://www.library.yale.edu/fdfiles/newtemplates/news(b)/
content of Quick Links appropriate content
content of bottom navigation bar appropriate content
structure of main content table format can be substituted; see www.library.yale.edu/socsci for example

Subpage template -- necessary changes

Element Replace with
Page title (template says Yale University Library) appropriate title
top_header_title.gif header image for specific library/collection (see Image Libraries for details)
navigation menu images appropriate navigation menu images (see Image Libraries for details). These may also be removed entirely, but the XHTML must be adjusted. Menu Image Menu Image
links below navigation bar Link name of the current page should be unlinked
main content appropriate content
contact information insert appropriate e-mail address. Consider using an alias e-mail that can be received by more than one person, in order to cover absences/vacations.

Subpage template -- optional changes

Element Replace with
img_left_top.jpg Image appropriate to specific library/collection (see Image Libraries for details). Templates for palettes 01 and 02 have "tree" images that are fairly generic and may be used by any library/collection. Templates for palettes 03, 04, and 05 have images specific to particular libraries (they are in the templates for demo/display purposes) and should be changed if not being used by those libraries.
content of bottom navigation bar appropriate content
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