The previous article covered a lot of ground in describing how to manage content for the different types of sections that a site based on this framework can have, but did so based on the example of my own website. Here I will explain how the framework can be configured to the needs of different sites.
We need to cover:
Clearly the framework puts a big title at the top of every page and you will want your website to have a different title to mine! But there are other aspects to the 'identity' of the website that you will want to change. Some (like the title) are visible and obvious, other aspects are behind the scenes and help your site to have a unique identity in the eyes of the various cyberbots that we live with these days.
Obviously the 'domain URL' (in my case www.antsmith.net) has a big impact on your site's identity - but that is a matter between yourself and the internet directories (e.g. your domain registration provider). The framework has no influence over this!
Site Name: the big title you see atop every page
Informal Name: this is used where we need to 'self-refer' (e.g. in the page footer when inviting folk to contact)
Formal Name:: this is used in metadata for Author and Copyright assertion
Site e-mail: so that contacts from the site can be sent to you
Site Protocol: will be http or https depending on your server set-up
Site Address: your base URL, eg. antsmith.net
About you and the site
Foreground: The default colour for text
Background: The default background colour
Link Hover: The standard colour for links when hovered
Define the site colours
There are 18 identity characteristics that the framework requires: