Overview of the Template
Since 1997, ITECS has been committed to providing a solid web presence for the College of Engineering at NC State University. While the web was still quite young, ITECS and Engineering Communications formulated a template for creating web documents with a standard look so that groups in the college could have unified and professional looking sites.
Since then the web has evolved. The demand for more information on the web is being met with an abundant supply. Users of web sites expect up-to-date, accurate, aesthetically pleasing , and accessible information. The demand is such that creating web pages to meet these demands has become a complicated ordeal for most users who simply want to put information online.
Our goal in designing this template is to provide a quick platform from which to create simple or elaborate sites. Empowering users with the ability to update pages easily and making content accessible to all audiences are also major concerns. This template is designed for use in Dreamweaver or Contribute, but ITECS also supports the efforts of "power users" who still prefer to use text editors for HTML. This template is fairly straightforward, and the template markup that Dreamweaver uses can help manage the HTML inside a text editor.
New for Dreamweaver MX 2004
Building on the ENGR Template for Dreamweaver MX, this template uses Template Properties and CSS to make document management even simpler and more powerful. This version comes with an even more consice collection of templates, and is much simpler to customize.
Several new features of the template are made possible by CSS2. There are fewer templates in this set because it is now possible to change column widths and position, and navigation elements on each page that uses the template individually. Margins are also customizable. The template now expands to fill the browser window, so space efficiency is maximised.
Navigation areas have been redesigned to be more consistent and provide greater flexibility for sites with special needs. The HTML that makes up the template is cleaner thanks to CSS and has been tested in Mozilla, IE, Opera and Safari.
This new template set is designed from the ground up to be accessible and compatible with Macromedia Contribute.
Recommended skills for various tasks involving the template:
This template was created for use by units and departments in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. The HTML, Images, Code, and Documentation are provided by the Web Services group of ITECS.
For consultation using this template in applications directly relating to the College of Engineering, please see the Help section for contact information.
As an institution that supports the Open Source movement, we offer use of this template, as is, to the general public. There is no warranty (expressed or implied) to the fitness of the material included to be used for any specific application.
We welcome any feedback regarding the template, and it's features.
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This template, associated media, and tools are © Copyright Troy Hurteau. North Carolina State University holds a non-exclusive, unlimited use license to this material.