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Styleguide for Content Editors

The new Penn Law site provides a flexible set of design tools to help get your message across in a consistent way.  This page illustrates a few of the options available to you when creating pages.

New Page Creation: Templates

Page editing is done using LiveWhale, the content management system that powers the new Penn Law site.  When creating a new page, you’re asked to choose a template.  For most pages on the Penn Law site, there are three template choices:

Basic Page Template

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Two-Column Template

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Left Photo Template

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  • For most content pages, the Basic Page Template does the job; you’ll have several formatting options for your content once the page is created.
  • The two-column template should be used for pages devoted to lists, contact information news items, etc.
  • The left photo template is designed for landing pages and should be used when you’ve got a great photo and a fairly short amount of content.

Page content editing: Style options

There are two ways to style your content:  “Styles” and “Formats.”  The LiveWhale editing menu has separate lists for each.

The available options under “Styles” are the following:

Style What it’s for: Used on: Example:
Introduction

Used on intro paragraphs (one per page) for a summary of that page’s contents. 

These may be weighted higher in search results, so they should be as concise and specific as possible.

Paragraphs. There should be exactly one intro paragraph on every page of the Penn Law site.

Penn Law provides a legal education of the highest quality.

 Contact Used only for contact info, so visitors traveling around the site can quickly find that information. Paragraphs, Lists

itshelp@law.upenn.edu
Staff: 215.898.9140
Faculty: 215.898.2589
Students: 215.898.2679
Student Walk-ins: T232

Use line breaks (shift-return) instead of paragraph breaks (return) to separate blocks of text. 

 Highlight Any important information needing a callout. Paragraphs, Lists

Note: All content on this page is under a Creative Commons license.

Use line breaks (shift-return) instead of paragraph breaks (return) to separate blocks of text.  

 Box This is the default style for calendar and event lists, but can be used elsewhere for emphasis. Paragraphs, Lists

Students!   Remember that your grades are dependent on both attendance and classroom performance.

Use line breaks (shift-return) instead of paragraph breaks (return) to separate blocks of text. 

Fine Print Only for specific fine print uses.  Paragraphs

 Note that classes are only available to Penn Law students.

Caption Photo captions.  Paragraphs

 The sun rises over Golkin Hall.  Photo by Jane Doe.

 

The available options under “Formats” are the following:

 

Heading 1 (page title only)

Heading 2

Heading 3

Heading 4

Heading 5
Heading 6

Paragraph

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