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What are the University web templates? 

The web templates are used for the University’s Drupal websites, including They are sometimes known by the name Project Light.  

The Office of External Affairs and Communications and University Information Services created the templates in 2013.  

They were built in response for the need to: 

  • allow our sites to be accessible from mobile devices 
  • update the look and feel of our sites 
  • align multiple sites which fall under the banner of the University to a consistent look and feel 


Page components 

The templates use a grid system. It’s possible to lay out components in custom configurations based on this grid system. For example, there are different ways to configure teasers on your site’s homepage

The Project Light components include: 

  • a homepage carousel 
  • a section page carousel 
  • a section page banner 
  • tooltips 
  • calendar 
  • notifications 
  • stacking tabs 
  • teasers and variants 
  • listing items (for events listings and more) 
  • contextual search (for localised as opposed to global search) 
  • login form 
  • tables 


Structural components 

  • Header 
  • Footer 
  • Global navigation 
  • Local navigation 
  • Breadcrumbs 
  • Page header inside content 
  • Typography 
  • Image handling 
  • Form elements 
  • List types 


Visual style 

The templates use the font Myriad Pro. This is a web-hosted font from Adobe Typekit. 

Other key features include: 

  • Mega dropdown for the global site navigation 
  • Drop downs menus for the top-level local navigation 
  • Vertical side navigation for local sub menus 

Choice of colour schemes: 

  • blue 
  • blue-grey 
  • turquoise  
  • purple  
  • green  
  • lime green 
  • orange  
  • red 
  • grey 



Download the templates 

The latest version of our web templates is available for University staff to download from Github. 

If you have a Github account and would like download access to the templates go to 

You can now signup to receive email alerts whenever our Github copy of the templates are updated. Subscribe to email Github alerts

Get help

If you need help with your Drupal website, please contact the Drupal team via

Content editors and website owners around the University should sign up for the Optimise your content course. This is a 6 session course run by the University's Content Community. It will help you improve your website content before it's moved to the new Drupal 10 platform.