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Getting started with design

How to start designing pages in your UC Santa Cruz website.

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Find inspiration, and see how your colleagues at UCSC are using the WordPress platform to design creative and unique websites.

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Make accessible design choices

The UCSC WordPress theme is accessible-ready, and you will also need to make accessible design choices to make sure everyone gets access to your content.

Creating accessible content

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What can you edit in the UCSC WordPress theme?

You can edit

  • Your site title and tagline
  • Your page content, copy, and visuals 
  • Your page layout
  • Your navigation links
  • Font sizes

You can not edit

  • Breadcrumbs
  • Utility navigation
  • End of page footer

Understanding blocks

Our WordPress version uses a block-based approach. Each piece of content, be it text, images, or other media, is a block.

Blocks can be paragraphs, headings, images, quotes, and more. If it helps, think of the blocks like legos. You can rearrange them any way you like.  

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What are your design and layout options?

The UCSC web theme in WordPress makes it easy to mix-and-match a nearly infinite array of design elements and patterns.

Designs and layouts

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Last modified: Mar 27, 2024