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Branding & Templates


Building Your Web Pages

 

Building New Pages
Omni CMS allows site authors to create new pages and edit existing ones through the user of templates and predefined styles. We have created several resources for site edits to easily create their pages through the use of templates, our online photo database and more. If you'd like assistance in building new pages, be sure to check out our comprehensive creating new pages tutorial. Use the resources on this page to access our tools for building your website's pages.

Managing Migrated Pages
In June 2023, UW underwent a conversion which consisted of transitioning nearly 38,000 pages from our old system into Omni CMS. Due to this migration of content, we now have thousands of migrated pages which are edited differently than a brand new page built in Omni. To familiarize with this process, especially if you are a new site editor, be sure to check out this migrated page tutorial for best practices on maintaining migrated pages.

 

 

A laptop computer with the UW admissions visit page displayed on the screen.

Website Templates


Site editors can choose from several branded website templates that have prebuilt containers called "snippets" and can be customized with text, hyperlink, images and components — which are used to create more complex designs that can't be achieved through a WYSIWYG toolbar.

Custom CSS and JavaScript that manipulates the branding and functionality of a page are not allowed. We are working hard to introduce new templates to site editors in the future.

 

 

 

 

Canto Photo Database


Canto is an online photo database that allows you to download and use thousands of high-quality images taken by UW photographers. We have special download presets just for Omni that allow site editors to perfectly size their photos for the various components and snippets available inside the CMS.

 

 

If you're unsure how to use Canto, we recommend this quick training inside WyoLearn to help you get up to speed.

A UW researcher inspects a live bird's wing while conducting research out in the field during the fall.An exterior view of the Wyoming Union building during a sunny fall day with yellow leaves on the trees.A UW student rugby player dives to catch a ball during an opponent match.

 


Branding Your Website Page

 

The University of Wyoming has a distinct brand that includes an approve set of colors, fonts and other branding assets to which all site editors must adhere. Site editors are encouraged to review and become familiar with UW's full brand standards guide. Branding your website's pages to UW's centralized brand is an important and mandatory responsibility of site editors. Consistency with the UW brand provides site visitors with confidence that they're visiting a legitimate website and also creates usability so they can find what they're looking for. Styles, fonts, colors have all been set up through our templates to offer you easy access to these brand standards.

 

 

 

Primary Brand Colors


Though site editors can customize graphics or photos to meet brand standard guidelines through resources like Canva and Canto, website fonts and colors are predetermined and cannot be adjusted by site editors.

 

A box that is colored brand.

UW Brown
HEX: #492f24
This color is most commonly used in all paragraph and heading text on white, gray and gold web page backgrounds.

 

A square that is colored yellow

UW Gold
HEX: #ffc425
This color is used to illuminate text on some components and is the default heading color on the parallax snippet. This color should never be used on light-colored backgrounds to avoid accessibility contrast errors.



Department Logos


Site Editors have the option to upload their department's logo on 2-Column pages through the Custom Contact Section inside Properties > Page Parameters. All units and departments must adhere to approved UW logos which can be downloaded from our brand center. If you need assistance on how to upload your logo, be sure to visit our custom contact component tutorial.

 

 

 

A laptop computer with the UW admissions request information page on the screen.

Fonts, Styles & Formats


Page style formatting allows you to create a hierarchy of text on a page which help distinguish information on your website. Text formatting and proper use of headings — the larger "titles" on a page the usually divide sections — are also essential for accessibility so that website visitors using assistive technology to access our site have equitable access to your page content.

Formatting is import to understand as there are many options available when editing your page. We have created a special tutorial on the WYSIWYG toolbar where you can explore what heading and text styles are available to change on a page. Additionally, our website fonts are predetermined depending on what type of format and styles you are using.

 

 

 

Need additional assistance?

Check out our Omni CMS tutorials

Attend one of our Virtual Open Labs hosted once per week:
Tuesdays: 1:30 - 5 p.m.

Don't forget the Request Help Gadget!
Located in the top right of your screen inside Omni CMS.

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