The 2015 TXST Standard template includes a very large area for high-quality images at the top of your pages. University Marketing is providing an extensive library of beautiful campus imagery that has been tested and approved for the new template. You can select from these new banner images directly inside of Gato, upload your own photographs, or choose not to use images at all.
The amount of space devoted to imagery will create a very strong impression about your values and purpose within the institution. Because of the size and impact of this area, it's important that this area be static and without any slide animations. As a result the random and rotation effects in Gato banners has been removed. Your banner images will not be preloaded in the new template. You retain full control over what image is on your pages, and all of your banner images will be easily accessible in the Gato backend.
The DMS is replaced by the DAM, which functions similarly. You can upload individual files or multiple files using a .zip folder and link to them as you could with the DMS, but the DAM now houses all digital assets used in your website.
Digital assets include all images (banners, image gallery images, images in the Text and Image, etc.) used in your site, as well as any file added to your site that you want users to download. This makes using assets (files) more flexible and easy.
When editing a page, the ability to click on a link and then edit the linked paged is no longer available. Editors must open the page they wish to edit in the Pages area first. We are working on a resolution for this. A temporary work around is to preview the page you are editing and then select the link you wish to navigate to.
The new Gato template includes a clever way of co-branding your department with the institutional branding of Texas State University. This takes place in the new footer, which is laid out in three columns at the bottom of every one of your pages. The first column will contain your departmental information. You can edit this area with plain text or HTML as you currently do. When you load the new 2015 Standard template, the information you provided in the old "site info" block - at the top right of every one of your pages - will appear in this new footer area. Your current footer, if you have one, will be hidden from view in the new template.
The template feature in Rich Editor, which allowed users to add content to a pre-designed layout, is no longer supported. Instead we suggest users look at the new functionality and design options provided to editors with Sections.
.MOV files are no longer supported in the Embed Video content type. If you have uploaded a .MOV file, it will automatically download and play in your local media player. If you embedded a video from the Streaming Media server, it has automatically been added to Mediaflo and your links have been updated.
The splash images, if used in the Streaming Media paragraph, are no longer supported. Editors will need to create the splash image inside of the video hosting application, such as Mediaflo, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
The autoplay feature on videos is no longer supported. If you previously had the feature enabled in the Streaming Media paragraph, it will now be turned off. Users must click the play button in order to view a video.
The Office of University Marketing has made an extensive library of campus imagery that has been tested and approved for use in banners available to all Gato users. The banners will be visible in the DAM in a folder called "Banners".
Images that were previously uploaded in the Feature paragraph have been migrated to the Slider content type and may not be formatted as desired. Please make sure to size the image appropriately. The preferred image dimensions for the slider is 1200 x 800.