Basic Page Grid Layout

Contrary to the previous version of Cascade the new version of Cascade gives you, the site manager, a lot more control over how the content on your site is formatted and presented to the user. To help better understand how you can format your content we've provided a graphic to show the new grid layout for a basic page.

Page Layout

Cascade Form vs. Page Layout

The relationship between what you see in the Cascade form and the actual page layout is based on the Row and Column content boxes in Cascade. For example: When you first create a new basic page in Cascade you will see only one Row and One Column box.* When you add a new row it is added immediately below the current row. Similarly, when you add a new column, it is added immediately to the right of the current column up to 3 columns.

* Rows and Columns will expand to fill as much area as possible. So a one row, one column page will expand to fill content onto the entire page. Likewise, if you add a second row then the page will be split in between the two rows.

There are three main regions of a basic page:

Global Banner: This region contains the PLU logo and other global links which are present on most pages of the PLU website. This region cannot be edited

Content Area: This is where you will make a majority of your content changes. The basic page has a four column layout, three of which can be edited in any way. The fourth, and farthest left, column is reserved for the navigation widget which is global content that exists on every basic page. Note: Additional widgets may be placed below the navigation widget but must be in 1-column format.

Footer: This region contains global Footer content for a specific site. This usually includes department/office contact information and additional links, it may also include teasers to other pages. This section has four regions which you can edit.

Last Modified: September 19, 2012 at 02:25 PM