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Formatting Text in the Right Sidebar

You are able to format the text in your right sidebar Highlights in a number of different styles. We have some suggestions to keep styles consistent across CMS sites and usable for users. Its important that your department’s website achieves consistency whether or not you follow our guidelines.

List of Links

If you would like to display a list of links, we recommend listing the links in an unordered list, hiding the bullets. You may remove indenting and bullets by using a CSS class of “none”. Your code would be similar to this:

<ul class="none">
<li><a href="cmslink">Link 1</a></li>
<li><a href="cmslink">Link 2</a></li>
<li><a href="cmslink">Link 3</a></li>
<li><a href="cmslink">Link 4</a></li>
</ul>

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Text Styles and Formats

Headings

An appropriate use of headings can make your website look good, help your users find the information they are looking for, and aid your site with search engine optimization. When you create a Generic content item, the Display Title that you enter will become the <h1> heading of that particular page. Its important to know that no other <h1> headings should be used.

Heading Ordering

Once you start entering and laying out the content of your Generic content item, you may utilize headings <h2> through <h6>. It is important to use headings in order. The first header that you use should be an <h2> followed by an <h3>, an <h4>, and so forth. You can use an <h2> and then an <h3> followed by an <h2> again. You should not use an <h2> then an <h4> then an <h3>. This is considered poor HTML practice. Headings should progress smaller or larger in ordered increments.

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