The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Office of Communications and Marketing

Web Templates

Why Templates?

WebIt’s important for unit websites within the utk.edu domain to have strong and easily identifiable visual consistency. While individual units and departments should—and will—have their own identities and content, we are all a part of something much larger.

Something as mundane and simple as having a consistent header and footer across a university’s family of websites can be a powerful tool. It aids in navigation and user experience. It affects our visitors’ perception by providing a sense of comfort and familiarity.

Templates are a time and resource-saver, providing units a foundation to build their web presence without having to start from a blank canvas. They provide a consistent way to present individual stories as part of a cohesive whole, because the stories of a single unit within one department within one college are also the stories of the University of Tennessee.

Note: These particular templates draw upon the general look and feel of the primary university website, with a few key differences that distinguish them in subtle but deliberate ways. We encourage your freedom and creativity in developing the layout of your main content area; however, for the purposes of branding and clarity, we ask that you please not mimic too closely the design of the UT Knoxville website.

Who Should Use the Templates?

All academic and administrative units whose reporting structure culminates with the chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxviille.

The Templates Should Not be Used by:

A NOTE ON QUALITY ASSURANCE

We have tested these templates in the following web browsers and on the following devices:

Macintosh:
Safari version 5
Opera version 11
Google Chrome version 17
Mozilla Firefox versions 5, 9, 10, and 11

Windows:
Internet Explorer versions 7, 8, and 9
Mozilla Firefox versions 10 and 11

Devices:
iPad
iPhone
Android

We strive to generate code that degrades gracefully and displays consistently on all modern browsers. Please notify us at webteam@utk.edu if you notice an issue when viewing the templates on a certain device or browser. Be sure to note the device or platform (Mac or PC), browser, and browser version in your message.

 

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