Global components

Global components are components that are included on every page of a Compass website. These components define styles, provide utilities and create coherent structure on every page.

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 general content component.
  2. They have a corresponding Compass content type and include their stylesheet and javascript independently. This includes the header, navigation and footer components.