Templates, Banners, Page Header Images

Guidelines for Web Templates, Banners, Header Images and Basic Structure

All department websites must use the official template built in the university’s content management system, Drupal. The university web manager supports templates and banners, which include our institution’s visual-identity standards and brand strategies.

  • Web templates include page-layout options, the university logo, department nameplates, official fonts and color styles, footers, and banner links.
  • Web banners span the top of each page in the website. They include the logo, nameplate, universal search box and links.
  • The content area below the banner is maintained by the web content managers, but it must contain standard navigational elements for all departmental sites.
  • Web content managers can add basic page-header images, which must be 870 pixels wide by 390 pixels tall. If you upload several header images to a page, they will display as a slide show. If you upload a single image, it will display constantly for all visitors to the page.
  • The university web manager and Marketing & Media Relations must review and approve any variation of templates. We are not currently accepting requests for custom web templates, but this may change. Please address other customized-content requests to webmaster@western.edu.
  • This page and others in our Web Style Guide provide information on how to maintain a consistent look and feel for western.edu.

Header or Slide-show Banner Images

Banner images must be 870 pixels wide by 390 pixels tall.