(H1) Projects or Labs
Stretch out, make a statement
(H2) How to Fill the Space
As opposed to large departmental sites, a project or lab can be farily narrow in scope. You may end up feeling like there's not enough content to populate your homepage — this isn't a bad problem to have.
Sometimes designing the homepage last is a helpful strategy
Audit your website content and bring the most striking to the forefront. Perhaps a recent discovery, publication or mention, video or primary contact.
(H3) Other 'Text' Techniques
- Group like-subjects together using Panel Builders. See the Panel Builder Layouts for more ideas how.
- Text that goes 100% wide is hard to read, so break it up with images or other materials such as downloads, links or quotes.
- Long blocks of text are discouraged. If you can't avoid it, use the collapse text feature, More
available in the Text EditorLess
Did You Make the News?
Make a point of bringing it up
Be mindful about volume of text for this type of content. A few sentences usually suffice. Avoid placing mission statements, or long blocks of text in prime real estate areas, especially above the fold.
Documentation on components used to make this page (in order of appearance):
- Banner Builder
- Panel Builder
- Text Editor (this component)
- Feature Box
- News List
- YouTube Player