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Web Templates

Compulsory for all top-level websites of colleges and schools, academic departments, research centres, and administrative and academic support units.

Optional for sub-sites and event websites, including but not limited to, sub-divisions, projects, information and service websites. For those not using templates or heavily customizing templates, please read our guidelines for sub-sites and event websites.

Prohibited for any non-university websites, personal websites, student organizations, any websites in connection with an outside organization or commercial enterprises, or may carry a potential for financial, legal or reputational risk to the University. For more information, please refer to the University Policy and Guidelines for the Use of the University's Name, Visual Identity and Trade Marks.


The templates are designed and tested to handle various issues, covering browsers, mobile devices, SEO, accessibility, etc. With minimal customization the use of web templates could save a lot of time in web development.

Download Templates v1.4.3 (zip)

The Zip contains the following HTML files:

Creative Commons LicenseThis work by City University of Hong Kong is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on a work at https://www.cityu.edu.hk/redesign.

How to Use

Please download the web templates and customize depending on the office's need.

  • For brand consistency, customizations to header, navigation menu, footer, fonts and colors should be minimal. Content layouts are adjustable to suit various need.
  • For any contents and customizations, the arisen mobile web issues should be cleared, and should conform to the University-Wide‚Äč Web Accessibility Policy.
  • The downloaded HTML templates include links to centrally maintained scripts and images (start with template.cityu.edu.hk). Developers should not download those scripts and images as a local copy.
  • For websites using Content Management System (CMS), the generated HTML structure and links should be identical to the download version.
  • The customization page provides some useful examples, in technical aspect. Hundreds of University websites are using the templates as well, they provide useful references.
  • For web hosting, security and account issues, please refer to ESU's Guide to Web Publication.