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Article page

The article page is the most frequently used page, where most of the content of the website will be presented. It is designed as an accessible template with a set of basic and accessible built-in features.

Overview

To provide the web author with maximum flexibility, the idea is to combine fixed parts with block areas where the author can create content directly.

The navigation concept is fully implemented in the article page.

The article page uses default design patterns to facilitate for the web author, making content creation easier at the same time as the end user will benefit from consequence, which makes it easier to understand and use the interface.

Accessibility support 

  • The design of the Preamble is pre-defined and accessible by default.
  • The formats for elements such as links, tables and lists in the Text editor are pre-defined and accessible by default.
  • The formats for texts such as the body, paragraphs and the header structure elements in the Text editor are pre-defined and accessible by default.
  • If you publish an image without an ALT-text, you will be warned and the image is not shown to the public until remediated.
  • The Article page itself is supporting the same functionality as goes for blocks having a pre-formatted layout which means it can easily be used for creating a teaser on another page content area, using drag and drop.

Demo of feature

This video demonstrates the article page feature that lets you create an accessible-by-default Article page for your website. The video is captioned.

Download the feature

The accessible by default templates are published on Bitbucket, where you can download them free of charge:

FEAT templates for download - opens in a new window

Technical specification

The technical specification contains guidelines for implementing the features in any authoring tool

Technical documentation and guidelines, Word (1 Mb) - opens in a new window

Making life easier for web authors

The templates created in the FEAT project are making it significantly easier to create accessible content. Many of the steps that are usually handled manually, are automated in these templates.

As a comparison, we have created a checklist for web authors who are using the ordinary Episerver set-up, so you can see for yourself what a hassle you can avoid by using the FEAT templates.

Publishing without the Features