Steps to Designing Your Site
The look and feel of this site is created by a combination of style and layout choices. Once you’ve chosen a style starter (this is usually completed for you at the point of purchase), take the steps below to customize your site further.
Step 1: Customize Your Style Choices.
Change the fonts, background, general appearance, and even your site’s favicon and bullet points by using the tools provided under General Design and Layout section on the SNO Design Options page.
Step 2: Create a custom header graphic.
Your header graphic
should have your logo, organization name, tagline, and any other essential information about your program. Your graphic should be sized to 1400px wide by 200px tall (max) or 980px wide by 100px tall (min). You can upload your header graphic in the Custom Header Graphic section on the SNO Design Options page.
Step 3: Choose a Home Top Full Width widget or Showcase Carousel option for your homepage.
There are several ways to customize your top story area. The most dynamic method is via the Home Top Full Width widget area within the Widget control panel. Simply add one of the recommended widgets to this widget area. Alternatively, you can also choose from different top story display options
: ones that showcase multiple stories and one that displays just a single story. These options can be found under the Top Story Display Area and Showcase Carousel sections on the SNO Design Options page.
Step 4: Understand and choose your homepage structure.
By reading the About the Homepage Structure section on the SNO Design Options page, you can view a diagram of the different areas of your homepage.
In the Widget Area Configuration section on the SNO Design Options page, you can choose which widget layout you want for the top widget areas of your homepage.
Step 5: Arrange the widgets on your homepage.
Your homepage is constructed of widgets (individual blocks of content). By going to the Widget control panel, you can drag and drop individual widgets into the widget areas of your site.
Step 6: Customize your widget design.
Each widget on your site can be assigned to one of our widget styles
that you can customize in the Widget Styles section of the SNO Design Options page. In addition, SNO widgets can each be assigned custom colors and styles in the controls for the individual widget on the Widget control panel page.