The internal pages of your website provide in-depth information about a particular topic or story.

Beyond a website’s homepage are its “internal” pages. Internal pages make up the framework of a site, organized in a hierarchical structure of parent and child pages that is represented in the site’s navigation menus. This makes pages ideal for relatively static content like “About,” “Our Initiatives” or “Get Involved.”

Internal pages may also act as “containers” for more dynamic content, like posts used for news, events or people profiles.

Page features

Pages in the WashU Web Theme include these standard features:

Sub-menus in right sidebar

In the WashU Web Theme, internal pages (like this one!) may include a sub-menu in the right sidebar. The sub-menu lists child pages within the section of the site that a user is viewing. (On a mobile device, the sub-menu doesn’t display on the page; instead, the links are rolled up into the site menu found in the upper right.)

Adjustable width

By default, the content area of a page in the WashU Web Theme is 760 pixels wide (on a desktop), allowing space for a sub-menu on the right. You can switch a page to display full-width, at 940 pixels, instead. Full-width displays are ideal for design-heavy pages like the homepage. In contrast, text-heavy pages like this one aren’t much fun at full-width since longer line lengths are difficult to read (45 to 85 characters per line is considered ideal for legibility).

Flexible layouts

Using the Tailor page builder to drag and drop elements like cards, billboards, carousels and boxes, you can create custom page layouts for any page on your WashU Web Theme site.

Learn more about Tailor »