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Banner Library & Adding Banners

Banners are the wide area at the top of your web pages and typically contain graphics and text. The Banner Graphics Library is used to hold all the banner graphics that you will be using on your website.  

Access the Banner Library

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Within the left navigation menu of the Main Website Administration page, click on Banner Library. You will only see the Banner Library option if you have permission to access this component.

Banner Library

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The Banner Library displays all previously uploaded banners.  In this example, two banners are listed.

  1. Title: A descriptive label assigned to each banner.
  2. View:  The View link displays the banner.  
  3. Page Category: Banners can be assigned to a category, allowing for more organization of these graphics.  In the above example, only the Art Smocks has been assigned a category.
  4. Apply To Pages: Allow you to apply a banner to multiple pages. See the Apply to Pages section below.
  5. Update: Takes you to a screen that allows updates/edits to an existing banner.
  6. Delete: Opens the Delete Banner screen allowing you to delete a banner. See the Delete Banner section for more details.

 Add a Banner via Banner Library

In the top middle of the Banner Library, click Add Banner.  The Add Banner screen will open.

Note: The banner library doesn't have cropping so we recommend cropping your image to the correct size before adding the image as a banner.

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  1. Banner Title: Enter a descriptive title that will allow you to easily identify the banner.
  2. Is the Default Banner: Select the checkbox if this is to be the default banner that will display on a page if no other banner is selected.
    Note: There can only be one default banner.
  3. Is a Random Banner: Select the checkbox if this is to be a random banner for a category of pages.
  4. Is a Slideshow Banner: Select the checkbox if this is to be a slideshow banner for a category of pages.
  5. Page Category: Choose the category the banner will belong to.
    Note: Choosing a page category is only necessary if you have any pages that have "Random Banner From This Page's Category" selected for the page. You can click update on any page to see what the banner settings are for the page.
  6. Browse to locate the file. Files must be .jpg, .gif, .png, or .swf files. Dimensions must be added for swf files.
  7. Click Add to create the banner in the Banner Library.

Apply to Pages

From the Banner Library, select Apply to Pages for the desired banner. This will open the Apply Banner screen.

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The banner can be applied to multiple pages by Main Categories or Faculty Groups.

Finally, click Apply Banner to add the banner to the pages.

Delete Banner

From the Banner Library, selecting Delete for a banner will open the Delete Banner screen.

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  1. The number and type of pages currently displaying the banner are indicated.
  2. A new banner for the pages currently displaying the banner must be selected.
  3. Selecting Delete Banner, will delete this banner and apply the selected new banner.

Add/Apply Banner to Internal Page using the Navigation Builder

In the Navigation Builder, navigate to the desired page and select Update in the properties column.

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The Update Internal Web Page screen will open.

Use Banner Graphic

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Under the User Banner Graphic drop-down you can select which banner option or banner image you would like to display for the page.

  1. None: No banner image will display
  2. Slideshow: A slideshow of all banner with the "Is a Slideshow Banner" checkbox selected will display as a slideshow on the page.
  3. Slideshow From This Page's Category: A slideshow of all banners with the "Is a Slideshow Banner" checkbox selected and the page category designated (the same as the page category location of the page) will display as a slideshow on the page.
  4. Random: Upon page load, a random banner with the "Is a Random Banner" checkbox selected will display as a banner on the page.
  5. Random From This Page's Category: Upon page load, a random banner with the "Is a Random Banner" checkbox selected checkbox and the page category designated (the same as the page category location of the page) will display as a banner on the page.
  6. After the banner options, a list of available banner images will display. You can choose any image to add it as the banner for the page.

New Banner Graphic

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New Banner Graphic checkbox allows you to add a new banner to the page. This banner will be added to the banner library when the page is created/updated.

  1. Choose the banner file from your device.
    Note: The banner library doesn't have cropping so we recommend cropping your image to the correct size before adding the image as a banner. 
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