When you’re working on your Account Website, you’ll want to remember that this is a level of your site where anyone -not just logged in users- can visit. And your selection of widgets is going to reflect this; widgets that look up, reference, or interact with user data may not be accessible.
If you’re setting up the Account website as your company’s main website, you may want to use a combination of Text Block, Articles, Calendars, and Navigation Bars.
allow you to add text, images, and videos to your page; and are best for text that is not likely to be updated frequently.
The Articles widgets
are best when used together, and are best used when you release new articles regularly; as it provides the visitor with the ability to choose what article they want to read.
are a great way to relay the different events going on in your company; or if you’re already using Google Calendars, you can integrate it right into your site - read more here
are customizable through CSS, and give your users a way to move from one of your website pages to another.
Banner and Background
Every page in Axis LMS uses a banner at the top by default. To swap out this banner for your Account website, select the Gear icon from the top right of the Account Website Page Manager. From this page, you can choose from your desktop of File Library to select a new Banner.
Want to hide the banner completely? Add this code to your CSS section:
display: none !important;
Similarly, you can also choose the background of your Account website. There’s a few gradients already available; but if you choose custom, you can use the CSS below to create something closer to your company’s vision (anything after // is just notes to the admin):
background: url("file_location.jpg"); //add a background image
background-repeat: repeat !important; //repeat the background on both X and Y axis
background-color: #ffffff !important; //add a solid white page background
While your target audience may not be Mobile Users, the best thing you can do is assume that it is going to be accessed from a phone or tablet eventually. With the Axis LMS, your entire user interface will automatically adapt to your user's device. This means that, with no extra work from you, your Axis System is ready for your users, no matter how they're accessing it.
SEO & Metadata
If you’re not already familiar with the SEO Acronym, it stands for Search Engine Optimization, and helps your website appear higher in the search results in search engines, such as Google and Bing.
While this article won’t go into the different ways you can improve your company’s SEO results, it will go over some of the different tools inside Axis, that are commonly used to do so.
Metadata, in general terms, is used mostly by search engines and can be helpful towards bringing more traffic to your site. To add metadata to one of your Account Website pages, Edit the page, then select the Gear icon. You should now see an "Edit Metadata” icon. Selecting this icon will prompt you with 3 fields:
Page Title: This will default to the page caption if you do not specify otherwise
Page Description: This will be used in search engines when listing your site.
Page Keywords: These comma separated words will be picked up by search engines