Have you heard the news? The responsive themes are here! And we think you’re going to love them!
So what’s the difference in these new themes and the ones we currently offer? Aside from a new, sleek, modern look, these themes were constructed with “responsive design”, enabling your website to automatically respond to any device and optimize the user experience. As stated by Weebly (2015), “Responsive websites are built on grids that can collapse, expand, and stack based on the environment they’re responding to. They do this with CSS media queries, flexible layouts, and design elements that can resize and scale on the fly. The result is a single website that can change instantly whether it’s being viewed on a desktop monitor, retina-ready iPad screen, or Android device.” Each theme meets The University of Alabama web design standards.
We are excited to announce the addition of seven new themes! Each design offers a bit of uniqueness, while still keeping the same look and feel that says... "I represent The University of Alabama." We've included some UA images that can be kept and used on your site, if desired. Instead of only two page headers, each new theme offers four page designs.
For those who have already built a site but want to change to a new template, let me know which one, and I'll be glad to apply it for you. All your content will carry over to the new design with one exception: the images used in the header, either as a single image or as a slideshow, will NOT carry over. They will need to be uploaded again.
If you do not currently have a People.ua.edu website and would like one, submit your request on the Request a Site tab and I'll get you set up right away!
You will find the new themes on the Theme tab of this site.
We have also opened up the Settings tab. Within the tab, you can now help promote your site through Google and other search engines by providing the most accurate site description, tags, and meta keywords using the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) feature.
Another important function within the Settings Tab is the ability to create a backup of your site! It's a very easy process with just the click of a button.
We are offering three workshops to demonstrate the new templates and settings tab features. The dates are as follows:
Feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you think of the new themes!
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