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The Generic Publication

Global Features

There are a number of developed features and components common to all WebPublish publications. These global features include:

  • Configuration of system entry pages
  • Publication login and logout pages
  • Configuration of menus
  • Menu options
  • Page information screens
  • Definition of standard web page components
  • Queen's utility bar, header, footer
  • Automatic site navigation on web pages: primary (tabs) secondary (navigation column), and breadcrumbs
  • Translation of page content from web page to RSS format
  • Queen's CSS files (including printer-style sheets, Queen's logo, wordmark, tartan, star bullets)
  • Page format, print format
  • Web content editor configuration
  • E-mail notification configuration

Document Types (Doctypes)

Within the WebPublish generic publication, there are three types of documents that are provided (i.e. doctypes):

  • Home page layout:
    A three-column layout with quick links, editable content area, and RSS feed (i.e. for news or events)
  • Default layout:
    A two-column layout with standard section-level navigation and editable content area
  • Aggregator layout:
    A two-column layout with standard section-level navigation, and editable content area above the aggregated item list

Publication-Level Features

Customizable template pieces

A framework has been developed to allow for common customizations at the publication level.

  • Publication-specific CSS
  • Custom banner image
  • External RSS feeds

Document types (Doctypes)

Publication owners can custom develop doctypes to generate pages which go beyond or overwrite what is available at the global level, but any such customization will be unsupported by ITServices.

Account holders and permissions

There are three standard permission groups that are provided:

  • Administrator
  • Editor
  • Reviewer

Access control has been configured to tie into the Queen's LDAP to allow account holders to use their NetID and password information for authentication.

Site administrators have the ability to create groups and assign group membership and permissions within their publication.