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Most complex pages on the website are built using a set of building blocks called paragraphs.  A paragraph can be a block of text content, a full width image or a slideshow, teaser boxes with links and buttons that point to other pages, etc.  Pages are built out of these building blocks, which keeps the sections separate and reorganizable, as well as making sure that all content is well-structured and looks good on every page.

The following are examples of each type of paragraph, to give you a sense of the what you can do and how.

1. Content Section

Most images can take a caption!

Sub-heading goes here

A Content Section is the most common building block of a page.  It can contain a heading, a sub-heading, an image, a block of freeform text, and a link.  The image can be floated left, right, or be full-width above the content.

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2. Hero Block

hero block is a colorful, prominent block of content.  You can enter any amount of text into a hero block, as well as choose its color from a set of GTU color swatches.

3. Entry Points

Entry Point 1

Entry points are prominent links to other pages that contain an image, a title, some descriptive content, and a link.

Entry Point 2

Entry points are prominent links to other pages that contain an image, a title, some descriptive content, and a link.

Entry Point 3

Entry points are prominent links to other pages that contain an image, a title, some descriptive content, and a link.

4. Featured Items

5. FAQs Section

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Every year students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents can apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and the school's supplemental application. These forms help determine a student's need for aid by calculating the applicant's income, assets, and family size to determine how much s/he can contribute towards his/her education. This calculation is referred to as the student contribution. Each year the financial aid office creates a standard student budget for all students. The budget takes into account tuition, fees, books and living costs. Financial need is determined by subtracting the student contribution from the standard student budget. The difference from these two figures is the student need.

Financial aid is monetary assistance offered to eligible students to help meet their educational expenses. Aid can come to two categories. Gift aid includes grants, scholarships and stipends that do not have to be paid back. Self-help aid is educational loans such as the Stafford and Perkins, which must be paid back, and/or college work study, which is money earned from employment on campus or in non-profit organizations.

6. Slideshow

7. Full Width Image

8. Embedded Video & Audio

Embedded videos are easy to add. All you need is the URL of the Youtube or Vimeo video you want to embed.

Audio can be directly embedded

9. Google Map

10. Statistics

30 +

Unique Degree Concentrations

Ranging from Aesthetics to Yoga

50 +

Core Doctoral Faculty Members

From diverse faiths and fields

100 +

Faculty Across the Consortium

To guide your academic career

11. Collapsing Content

... lots of extra content that may not be relevant to most users, or may be more detailed than you need to show right away.  This helps keep your page from getting too long!

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12. Multi-Column Content

Sometimes you have long lists of short items, and it makes sense to display information in two or three columns.

Thus, multi-column content!  Build each column out of paragraphs, meaning columns can hold pretty much anything that the main page can.

Sometimes you have long lists of short items, and it makes sense to display information in two or three columns.

Thus, multi-column content!  Build each column out of paragraphs, meaning columns can hold pretty much anything that the main page can.

13. Heading Text

A simple set of heading and sub-headings when that's all you need

14. Horizontal Divider

These provide a gap between content, with or without a horizontal dividing line

15. Links

16. Files

A files section can have a heading

17. Webform

18. Anchor Point

Anchor points are used to create jump-to points throughout the page.

Specifically, they are used by Basic Pages to create the Table of Contents, if that option is selected on the edit page.  This page makes heavy use of them, as you can see!

19. View

View paragraphs are used by the website developer to embed special Drupal "views" into certain pages on the site.

If you're not a developer or site-builder, don't worry about it!

20. Website Training Video

Video from Website training session with Brian Nowell, October 17, 2017