Web Template Specifications Guide

Curriculum Strategy hosts your online catalog and template. Our intent is to a create web template that replicates your Institutional website. Please provide web pages that accurately reflect your Institution's website. If you are undergoing a redesign, please guide us to pages on your development site. We will use these pages as guidance when creating the web template for your catalog.
Please note that screenshots will not allow us to pull the needed information to create your catalog site, please provide website URL’s. If you wish for the catalog site to appear slightly different, please provide a branding guide or create a mock page that will allow us to pull the necessary information.
Guidance on the following types of information is needed to create your web template.


Some schools prefer to minimize the information in the header/footer to reduce complexity, error, and broken links. Consider what information you may want to include. By default, we will match the header/footer of your site. Please note, because we are hosting your catalog, if information in the header/footer is changed on your site, we need to be notified in order to replicate that change.

  • Banner image/style/text
  • Background images/colors
  • Footer styles/text

Navigation Links:

  • Global navigation links/Navigation styles
    • This is referring to the left or right hand navigation of the web catalog.
  • Link styles
    • Often text that is linked will appear differently than regular text. Please point us to an example of a hyperlink.


These sections refer to the bulk of the information located on a page. We need to understand how basic paragraph text, indented text, spacing, headers, colors, fonts, and table styles should appear on a page.

  • Fonts/font colors
  • Content styles
  • Heading/subheading styles
  • Lists (bullets, numbering)
  • Tables

Building your Program Content

(Tabular or Expand/Collapse models)

If there is consistency across your programs, you may choose to go with a tabular or expand/collapse model to display your program content.

If you have several headings in your degrees and certificates (such as “Program Overview,” “Admission Details,” etc. in the sample catalog below) and the headings contain a substantial amount of information, tabular or expand/collapse options work well. Both models are mobile-friendly, as users will not have to scroll very much to view all of the content.

Please note that the models are built based on the URLs you provided for your web template, so styles may vary slightly.


Be sure to have a conversation with your PC if you want your program content to display in one of these formats. Otherwise, the default is for all of the content to display on one page as a single scroll.

Tabular Model


Expand and Collapse Model


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