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Blocks

Overview

Blocks within the template layout

Blocks, in terms of layout components, reference the rectangular areas of content that can contain the same components as asides:

  1. multimedia,
  2. textual content, and
  3. buttons.

Some focus on specific components, such as the Button Panel for buttons and Video Block Panel for videos, while others have all three options, like the Regular and Rotating News Panels.

Textual content does not wrap around blocks, it is contained within the blocks. On small device screens, only a single block spans edge-to-edge. Depending on the module, the next block may be hidden in a slide or displayed right below the first block.

Correct Use

Some blocks are repeatable components and should be used consistently within the Content Module Block. For example, if you are using either of the News Panels to spotlight faculty, you must use an image on each block, but you can decide to use text and/or a button each time.

For example,

  1. a picture of Professor Kittens and a button to his success story page in the first block,
  2. a picture of Professor Cats and a button to her success story page in the second block, and
  3. a picture of Professor Feline and a button to her success story page in the third block.

But don't change it up. Don't suddenly use text when no other block used text.

Similarly, as you can tell from the cat example, all topics in blocks should be related or relevant to one another, so Professor Puppies or Professor Bark may not be relevant in this Content Module Block. Also note they were all success stories, so linking to a bio in one of the blocks may also be inconsistent and confusing.

Content Modules using this Layout Component

Example(s)

See the example(s) below for potential solutions for content organization. Please note that not all examples are available as many of these content molecules and components can be flexible. Contact Web Services for creative solutions.

Texan True at Tarleton

Living Texan True means living out the university core values of Service Integrity, Civility, Leadership, Excellence and Tradition day in and day out. Check out ways you can live Texan True!

Texan True Portal Page
Percussionist posing with a member of the Purple Poo holding a Poo sign: "Poo Say: Loud Noises" from yell contest

"Get Involved" is the number one piece of advice given to students during their time at Tarleton. View all your options for getting involved on campus and in your community!

Campus Involvement Portal Page
A group of students pose with cleaning supplies and a dog in the parking lot staging area for Tarleton Round Up

At Tarleton, students have the ability to explore and define what it means to be a leader. See how other students are defining leadership.

Leadership and Service Portal Page
A female student runs on a treadmill in the Rec Center while listening to her headphones

Your well-being at Tarleton is our number one priority. Learn more about campus resources available to help you maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle!

Health and Safety Portal Page
Ten students try to navigate on wooden group skis as part of a team building exercise during Duck Camp

Tarleton's new student programs take the stress out of adjusting to college life. Make friends and discover your new home!

Entrance to Legends Hall

Service like Texan Card, Parking, Dining, and the Post Office are important during your time at Tarleton. Be sure you have all of your essentials covered!

Campus Essentials Portal Page
Headshot of the John Tarleton statue

A defining attribute of a Texan is the pride and spirit we all share for Tarleton State University. Read more about our spirit and traditions!

Spirit and Tradition Portal Page
A new Texan family poses for a photo with Dr. Dottavio on the front steps of the Trogdon house

Parent and family involvement is crucial to your students' success. Find out how to get involved and be a member of the Tarleton Family.

Parents and Family Portal Page

Rotating News Panel

Images should be 720 pixels wide by 480 pixels tall

Content blocks should be relevant to each other and a height no more than a mobile phone's screen.