Basic Template: Tilelist

A Tilelist layout presents content in horizontal rows.  Each row can contains an image, a header, descriptive content and hidden content.

Any webpage requiring the use of a Tilelist should at minimum use:

  1. Text Editor Component (or Text Editor with Of Note)
    • should contain title (heading 1)
    • should contain an introduction to the tilelist
  2. Tilelist Component
    • contains category title and description
      • title is the header for the section
      • category description is the information describing the tile list section
    • contains a separate section for each tilelist
      • needs title and visible content
      • other fields are optional

note: Multiple sets of tilelists can be created using a single Tilelist Component.

Example Pages using the Tilelist Component

  • using 2 rows
    • first row: Text Editor — contains Page Title and opening description
    • second row: Tilelist — title of tilelist, description and sections (image, title, description, link text, hidden content)
      • this example has 2 sets of tilelist sections — one tilelist component can present multiple groups of tilelists
  • using 2 rows
    • first row: Text Editor with Of Note
      • contains Page Title and email from chair
      • of note content included in right column with button for downloadable ballot
    • second row: Tilelist
      • image
      • title (name of candidate)
      • visible content
      • expandable link text
      • hidden text


  • using 2 rows
    • first row: Text Editor — contains Page Title and introductory paragraph
    • second row: Tilelist
      • image (icon)
      • title
      • visible content


Editing a Page Using the Tilelist Component

  • Click Add Content from the left side of the top bar in Cascade.
    Add Content
  • A dropdown will appear, allowing you to choose what type of content you want to add to your website
    • Select New Page
  • The Page Name is part of the url
    • use all small letters
    • don’t have any spaces
    • you can use underscore (_) or dash (-)
  • In this example the name of the page is “stafflist”
  • In this example the URL will be :
  • Editing Metadata:
    There are two main fields in the metadata that you should edit

    • Display name: what shows up in the navigation bar, if indexed
      • in this example we put Staff List — that will show up in the navigation
    • Title: browser tab name, default book mark name, very good for searchability
      • in this example we put Staff List (the Information Technology Service was already there — you should leave your department name in the title field)
  • go back to the Content tab
  • add your content to the Component section
    • Select the Text Editor radio button
      • Put a Title on the page using Header 1 formatting
      • include an introductory paragraph(s)
    • Use the green plus sign to add a new Row
      • use a new row to add a new component to the page (in this example we will add a tilelist component)
    • Select the Tilelist radio button
      • give the Tilelist a Category Title (optional)
      • give a brief Category Description explaining the tiles (optional — but must have Category Title)
      • each Section is a tile area has optional fields)
        • section title (required if using url — and highly recommended for accessibility)
        • thumbnail photo
        • url (internal or external)
        • visible content
        • collapsible link text (required if using hidden content)
        • hidden content
        • anchor tag (can be used to link directly to a tilelist item from another page)
    • If another section of tilelists are needed :
      • use the green arrow on  Tilelist Section to add a new section
      • add tiles to the section using the green arrow next to Section
  • when your edits are done
    • Press the Preview Draft button
    • if the draft looks good in Cascade
    • press the Submit button to save your changes to the database.