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UNL WDN Templates

The template files are developed and maintained by the Web Developer Network (WDN) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. These templates are made up of HTML, CSS and JS to power the underlying web presence.

Template Usage

Template usage is subject to the WDN Terms of Use.

Templates Available

All templates variations utilize the same HTML markup, with an exception of the body class, ex: class="document".


All members of the WDN are invited to contribute to this project. Please make a fork of the main repository for local development. Once you have created and tested your code, please send a pull request to the main repository.

Building Template Resources

Much of the template CSS and JavaScript is built using aggregators, preprocessors, and/or "minifiers". You can build a local copy of these resources with the following instructions as your guide.

The resources are built using a Gruntfile. The following tools are required to be installed.

  • Git -- version control system
  • NodeJS -- used to run the libraries that process and minimize LESS and JS files
  • Grunt -- The Grunt CLI must be installed ( npm install -g grunt-cli ) in order to build.

Installing the additional resources necessary to build the system can be downloaded by running npm install from the project root.

Once all of the above dependencies are met, simply running Grunt grunt at the project root will build all resources. The following are all of the supported targets.

  • default or all - builds all needed CSS and JavaScript
  • clean - removes all built files
  • requirejs or js - builds and minifies combined JS
  • less - builds all CSS files from their LESS counterparts
  • dist - builds the ZIP's used for template distribution

The JavaScript build process can be further customized by passing parameters. The following are the flags that are supported.

EXAMPLE: Build for use in a special CDN or server location grunt --rjs-flags="wdnTemplatePath=//www.unl.edu/"

EXAMPLE: Customize the UNLchat url. Could be useful for integrating a custom instance of UNLchat or for development grunt --rjs-flags="unlChatURl=//ucommchat-test.unl.edu/assests/js"

EXAMPLE: Two or more parameters are separated with a space grunt --rjs-flags="wdnTemplatePath=//www.unl.edu/ unlChatURl=//ucommchat-test.unl.edu/assests/js"

PLEASE NOTE: The build process has been optimized for a Linux or OS X environment. While it is technically possible to build on Windows, the specifics of setting up your environment correctly are beyond the scope of this project.

Further support

Support of the UNL Templates is coordinated and communicated through the WDN.