Responsive Templates Available in Cascade

Web Template

The 1889 template is a theme to help Clemson’s marketers and web developers quickly create websites that are responsive, dynamic, and on-brand.

It was built with the foundation framework and utilizes the university’s content management system and hand-coded magic.

Foundation provides a responsive grid and HTML and CSS components, including typography, forms, buttons, navigation and other interface components, as well as optional JavaScript extensions. It was designed for and tested on numerous browsers and devices. It is a mobile first responsive framework built with Sass/SCSS giving us best practices for rapid development. The framework includes most common patterns needed to rapidly develop a responsive site, a flexible grid layout adjusting the width of the columns automatically.

For more information, see Style Guide.

See sample pages using this template here.

Typography

Clemson’s Web site will be employing a style sheet using the following fonts:

Goudy
Trade Gothic
Trade Gothic Light
Trade Gothic Condensed
Zapfino
FG Saga

Be conscious of font size on your Web pages. While visitors can change the font size on their monitors, you don’t want to make a visitor change his/her settings due to extra small fonts. Also, avoid extra large fonts. This will give your site an unprofessional look.

Avoid more than two fonts on the same page. Operating systems (Unix, Mac and Windows) all work differently, and browsers display fonts differently and often are incompatible. Fonts have to be installed on your visitor’s system for your type to appear as you intend. Providing a choice of one or two fonts in your code is strongly advised.

Read more about Clemson’s fonts.

Clemson’s Official Color Palette

Clemson University’s authorized academic colors are:

Clemson Orange – orange, Hex F66733 (PMS 165 for print)
Regalia – regalia, Hex 522D80 (PMS 268 for print)
Fort Hill – white, Hex FFFFFF (White for print)
Bengal Stripe – black, Hex 000000 (Black for print)
Anna’s Lace – lace, Hex F9E498 (PMS 1205 for print)
Hartwell Moon – moon, Hex D4C99E (PMS 4535 for print)
Blue Ridge – blueridge, Hex 3A4958 (PMS 7546 for print)
Tillman Brick – brick, Hex A25016 (PMS 160 for print)
Centennial Oak – oak, Hex 562E19 (PMS 1545 for print)
Innovation – innovation, Hex 86898C (PMS 877 for print)
Bowman Field – bowman, Hex 566127 (PMS 378 for print)
Howard’s Rock – rock, Hex 685C53 (PMS Warm Gray 11 for print)
Calhoun Fields – fields, Hex B5C327 (PMS 583 C for print)
Gameday Blue – gameday, Hex 109DC0 (PMS 7459 C for print)

The color strategy for the new brand is to extend the palette beyond the primary orange, purple and white to include secondary colors. The inspiration for these colors is drawn from the natural beauty of the campus — the blue-gray waters of Hartwell Lake, the pale yellow of sunrise over Tillman Hall, and the rich green and brown of the forests and fields that surround the campus.

These secondary colors provide a depth to the brand that will allow more variety and versatility in the development of marketing media while maintaining a coordinated, integrated look.

For more information visit the Clemson University Brand Guidelines/Color Web site and Style Guide/Color.

Create Panels and Borders with Color

Have you ever wanted to add some colorful elements to your web page text? Sure, you can just change the text color but what if you want to take it up a notch and really make your text stand out? Panels and borders can be used to draw attention to special or important content. Simply add the class panel or border to your element, or to a div wrapped around many elements. Customize by also adding a brand color.

HTML with Orange Outline
<p class="border orange"><!--Your content goes here--></p>
<p class="panel orange"><!--Your content goes here--></p>
HTML with Sky Blue Panel
<h4 class="panel sky">Header</h4>
HTML with Regalia Header
<div class="panel regalia">
    <h4 class="last">Header</h4>
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.</p>
</div>

For examples and more information, see Web Style Guide/Panels and Borders.

 

Embedding a Map on the Contact Us Page

See sample Contact Us page here.

To have a map to your address, go to Google Maps.

Enter your street address in the search box, top-left of page. For example: 201 Sikes Hall, Clemson University, Clemson SC.

Click on the Menu Drop dropdown, choose “Share or Embed.”

Choose Embed Map.

Copy map URL: https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m16!1m12!1m3!1d6562.369538689062!2d-82.84129707279291!3d34.67528589506186!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!2m1!1s201+Sikes+Hall%2C+Clemson+University%2C+Clemson+SC!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1492534935806

View Contact Us page in HTML.

Replace Google Map URL with the new code.

For assistance, contact ows@g.clemson.edu.

 

 

How to Add an RSS/News Feed

Note: RSS feeds are included using a shortcode. Shortcodes are available to help you quickly add more complex features to your pages. To add shortcodes, open the HTML source editor in Cascade and paste the shortcode where you’d like the element to appear within your layout.

The RSS shortcode is used to incorporate an RSS feed into the page. It can accept any valid RSS URL. To add a feed, simply wrap the RSS URL in the [rss][/rss] shortcode, as shown below.

Shortcode
[rss]http://newsstand.clemson.edu/feed/[/rss]

There are two attributes available to modify the appearance of your RSS feed.

  • format – currently, the only alternative format supported is blocks, which shows a story with an image (where available) and the title in a block together
  • num – specify the maximum number of stories shown
Shortcode
[rss num=10 format=blocks]http://newsstand.clemson.edu/feed/[/rss]

For more information, see Style Guide/RSS/News Feeds.

Embedding Videos

Note: Video embeds are done using a shortcode. Shortcodes are available to help you quickly add more complex features to your pages. To add shortcodes, open the HTML source editor in Cascade and paste the shortcode where you’d like the element to appear within your layout.

The video shortcode is used to embed videos from Youtube, Vimeo and ClemsonTV. To add a video, simply wrap the video’s URL in the video-shortcodeshortcode. To obtain the URL of your video, navigate to the page where the video is located as if you were going to watch it, then copy the URL from the address bar.

Learn more about embedding videos at Style Guide/Videos.

 

 

 

Spotlights in the Responsive Templates

Use spotlights to feature a bit of content on your page. The most comprehensive version includes both a link to a specific story (or event, program, etc.) as well as a link to the overall category or collection of stories (or events, programs, etc.). You can pare this down to feature just a single link or to work as a caption for a photo. All three versions are included below.

Note: choose any of the brand colors to customize a spotlight’s appearance.

Full Version

HTML
<div class="spotlight bowman"> 
    <a href="Individual URL">
        <img src="" alt="image alt text">
        <div class="headline">
            <strong>Short Headline</strong>
            <br>Person or Subject
        </div>
    </a>
    <div class="more">
        <a href="Collection URL">
            Name of <strong>collection</strong>
        </a>
    </div>                
</div>

Single-link Version

Start with the full version and simply delete the headline div. Then point both a tags to the same URL.

HTML
<div class="spotlight regalia"> 
    <a href="Single URL">
        <img src="" alt="image alt text">
    </a>
    <div class="more">
        <a href="Single URL">
            Name of <strong>featured content</strong>
        </a>
    </div>                
</div>

Photo Caption

To add a caption to an image, start with the full version and simply delete the more div and the remaining a tag. More details can be found with the images documentation.

Note: this version will also work with any of the brand colors, though we suggest using gray.

HTML
<div class="spotlight gray"> 
    <img src="" alt="image alt text">
    <div class="headline">
        <strong>A Caption</strong>
        <br>For Your Photos
    </div>
</div>


See examples of spotlights at Style Guide/Spotlights.

Responsive Template Grid

Our template uses a 16-column version of the Foundation framework. More information on the Foundation grid can be found on Zurb’s website.

Start by adding a div element with a class of row. This will create a horizontal block to contain vertical columns. Then add divs with a columns class within that row. Specify the widths of each column with the small-#, medium-#, and large-# classes, with # ranging from 1-16.

The template is mobile-first, so larger screens will inherit small styles, but not the other way around. For example, a column with the class small-3 will still occupy 3 columns at the large screen size, even if the column had no additional classes. On the other hand, if a column has only a large-3 class, the element will expand to the full width of the row at smaller screen sizes, instead of occupying 3 columns. See the examples below for reference.

HTML
<div class="row">
    <div class="large-8 columns">...</div>
    <div class="large-8 columns">...</div>
</div>
<div class="row">
    <div class="large-8 small-12 columns">...</div>
    <div class="large-8 small-4 columns">...</div>
</div>
<div class="row">
    <div class="large-10 medium-6 small-5 columns">...</div>
    <div class="large-3 medium-4 small-5 columns">...</div>
    <div class="large-3 medium-6 small-6 columns">...</div>
</div>

Advanced Use

Grids can be nested indefinitely by simply including a new row inside an existing column. Nested columns will use the width of their parent column as their maximum-possible width.

HTML
<div class="row">
    <div class="small-12 columns">12
        <div class="row">
            <div class="small-12 columns">12 Nested
                <div class="row">
                    <div class="small-12 columns">12 Nested Again</div>
                    <div class="small-4 columns">4</div>
                </div>
            </div>
            <div class="small-4 columns">4</div>
        </div>
    </div>
    <div class="small-4 columns">4</div>
</div>

See examples and learn more at Style Guide/Grid.

Adding an Icon to a Button in the Responsive Templates

Adding an Icon

In addition to the styling above, you can also pair your link with an icon to make your button more visual. See the full set of available icons and learn more about how to use them.

HTML
<a href="" class="button expand blueridge">
    <span class="icon-paw"></span>
    Expanded Button
</a>
<a href="" class="button bowman">
    <span class="icon-paw"></span>
    Regular Button
</a>