A More In-Depth Look at Cascade Pages
Suloni explained to me that, after a while, our Cascade sites will be recycled to new STAs. She recommended that I capture some more screenshots of what I had done with my site for future reference, so here it is. The site is loosely environment/plant/sustainability-focused.
Here is the main page. On the left, there is an index for all the other pages, related links to other STA sites, a bio for Suloni, and the address to an art museum I like (I’m from St. Louis). In the main body lies the site banner, the main story, and current news and events. On the right, there is a video, a clickable button, and quick links. This part of the process was great for learning how the Cascade cms is organized, as each edit was sort of a guess and check process of submitting, publishing, and seeing if the changes I was trying to make were actually being made.
In this exercise, the “Magic” aspect was creating both a page that was visible under the Magic folder (abra) and creating a page that was “invisible” under the Magic folder (cadabra). You can access the cadabra page by clicking on a link the abra page, but it will still appear unindexed under the Magic folder directory.
Here, I practiced making three different kinds of tables using text, video, and images. This was the point in the Cascade training where we started practicing more HTML-related exercises.
Here, I practiced making some different kinds of pull quotes (The Goal and “Green Facade…”).
Custom Layout and Buttons
Here, I practiced making a page with a custom layout and buttons. I explained it more in my last blog post, but we practiced using HTML elements to add some extra pizzazz to the page. Something I didn’t note in my last post: it took me a while to figure out why my oblong buttons were not changing color when I was adjusting the code. It was because I didn’t copy over the style section… so don’t do that.