Frequently Asked Questions (Web Templates)

For administrative units, their office website should use the default theme, identical to the CityU homepage.
For academic units, colleges and schools can choose their color theme, while departments and research centres should follow the selection to be consistent.

No. Only designed items, office logos, and qualified logos could be placed on the header area at their pre-defined positions.

No, for brand consistency.

No, for brand consistency.

Yes. If you make your own slider and/or cover photo, please make sure it works on mobile as well.


Yes. Please make sure they work on mobile and are accessible.

No, they are unreadable by screen readers and machines, posing accessibility and SEO problems.

No. Flash-based elements may pose various web accessibility, mobile accessibility, SEO and security issues.

Please avoid this since some browsers blocked this function.

Yes, but keeping the sitemap is recommended.



Please follow our customization example.

No. Every page must be Unicode (UTF-8).

Any date displayed on CityU websites should use the long date format DD MMM YYYY, e.g. 31 OCT 2011.