Column boxes

Use column boxes to highlight important links for specific audiences.

Their strong title and image can draw the user's attention to key pages in your site. Column boxes usually link to pages below the current page in the navigation structure.

The title, image and button in your column box should all link to your main destination. You can also add links to specific content within that section. Use a brief bit of text to describe the link (example: Office of the Registrar).

Column boxes example

Title 1

Keywords and a rocket

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Title 1

Title 2


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Title 2

When to use column boxes

Content that might make sense in column boxes:

  • Links to pathways for specific audiences like prospective or future students.
  • Links to program pages.
  • Important links for specific audiences.

Guidelines for using column boxes

  • Content should be under 200 characters or one short paragraph. It's just a brief introduction to the links.
  • Column boxes represent options, so you need a minimum of two per page.
  • The maximum is 12 column boxes per page (example: Faculties and divisions).
  • They should appear as columns, not stacked vertically.