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What are content frames

In contrast to paragraph/text styles, content frames apply to an entire content element instead of a single paragraph or span of text.  They wrap all of the content entered in the RTE and the Heading field, if provided.

How to apply a frame

To enable a frame for a content element

  1. While editing a content element, go to the Appearance tab
  2. Click the Indentation and Frames drop-down menu
  3. Select a frame option
  4. Author and publish content as usual

Available styles

Content styles for www.ndsu.edu sites as of Fall 2011 include

  • Frame 1 in Normal column results in a "callout"
    Create a content element and select Frame 1 for it to look like a Callout block.
    Frame 1 is a callout floated to the right of other text

  • Frame 2 in Normal column results in "2-column" text
    To get two columns of text, create two content elements (one for each the left and right column) setting both to use Frame 2.
    Two content elements are aligned next to each other to look like two columns of text

  • Frame 1, Frame 2 in Border column
    No style.

Overuse of content frames

Per University Relations guidelines, you must not use content frames in excess.  This means

  • Do not put the only content element or every content element on a page into a content frame (exception being 2-column frames)
  • Use content frames sparingly to bring attention to noteworthy parts of information; for example, upcoming events or news headlines

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Last Updated: Monday, December 03, 2012 6:10:50 PM