Global components

Global components are components that are included and used on every page of a Compass website. These components create the consistent structure of every page and provide navigability and critical information.

T4 implementation

In the university CMS, global components are implemented in one of two ways:

  1. They are included in the Compass page layout's stylesheet and javascript and do not have a corresponding content type. This includes the breadcrumb, button, form, grid, image, link, and skip links components.
  2. They have a corresponding Compass content type and include their stylesheet and javascript independently. This includes the header, navigation, and footer components.