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Our Brand: How to Convey It

Our Brand: How to Convey It.


Web Templates

NOTE: The Our Brand website is being updated and redesiged in 2013. Please let us know what you think of the site and its resources. Take the survey or email your comments.

The templates are coded with XHTML. See Template coding by section to make sure you're using the code properly. Note: You cannot change the doctype from XHTML to HTML when using the templates—this kind of change will break the pages.

Google Sites

University units may use Google sites as an alternative to using the web templates on standard websites. See the Google Apps and Template Guidelines for more information.


University units have the option of building sites in Drupal - the U's new content management system. Find out more about Drupal on the Drupal support site and the CMS project website. Join the Google Group to participate in group discussions.

Looking for Drupal Templates?

If you're setting up a Drupal site through OIT, the web header and footer will be on your site automatically. If you're setting up a site outside the U's Drupal, you should download the appropriate html from this page to add it to your site. The responsive header and footer is recommended.