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Merge pull request #884 from mfairchild365/skip-nav

Give #maincontent focus on skipnav click
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.git_filters Remove _now empty_ replacement back reference
LICENSES update copyright for the new year
Templates Update all templates with dummy content for release
build Use the nu-validator
designfiles Rename the email design to match sibling design files.
downloads Ignore all zips in the downloads folder
images Image test with various image types and presentations.
scripts Bumped dependency version number to 4.0.28
sharedcode Updated media query for Affiliate CSS
tests Use the nu-validator
vagrant/dev Use CURL when testing against our validator
wdn/templates_4.0 Merge pull request #884 from mfairchild365/skip-nav
.gitattributes Update the paths that get clean/smudged by git for 4.0 files.
.gitignore Update vagrant box
.gitmodules LESSHat repo has moved to lowercase
.htaccess Move utf-8 encoding to template dir, and fix extensions list
.travis.yml Use CURL when testing against our validator Prep for fire release 4.0.30
Makefile Extend font features (small caps, extended Latin) Remove reference to old wiki in README
VERSION_DEP Bumped dependency version number to 4.0.30
VERSION_HTML Update build related files for 4.0 beta release
affiliate.shtml Update all template instances with released templates.
debug.shtml Revert previous debug instance changes and fix validation of &
document.shtml Update all template instances with released templates.
fixed.shtml Update all template instances with released templates.
secure.shtml Update all template instances with released templates.

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 standard Makefile for GNU Make. The Makefile uses a few additional build dependencies that MUST be installed prior to building.

  • Git -- version control system
  • NodeJS -- used to run the libraries that process and minimize LESS and JS files

NOTE: This repository uses symlinks for certain NodeJS library binaries (lessc, r.js). Some environments do not support symlinks well. So, if you experience build issues, please attempt to globally install the following node modules from NPM (npm -g install):

  • requirejs
  • less
  • uglify-js

Once all of the above dependencies are met, simply running GNU Make make at the project root will build all resources. The following are all of the supported targets for make.

  • all - builds all needed CSS and JavaScript
  • clean - removes all built files
  • 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 GNU Make. The following are the flags that are supported.

EXAMPLE: Build for use in a special CDN or server location make RJS_FLAGS="wdnTemplatePath=//"

EXAMPLE: Customize the UNLchat url. Could be useful for integrating a custom instance of UNLchat or for development make RJS_FLAGS="unlChatURl=//"

EXAMPLE: Two or more parameters are separated with a space make RJS_FLAGS="wdnTemplatePath=// unlChatURl=//"

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.

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