Design and layout
Use this section to help you answer questions you might encounter while designing your site in iTunes U Public Site Manager.
Can I create themes for my pages?
Yes. Apple creates your site using a predefined color scheme, or theme, as a starting point, with default colors throughout your entire site. You can use the themes manager page to create and edit multiple themes to customize your site. For example, you can change background colors, text colors, and box and list colors to customize your site’s theme. You can apply themes to your provider page, as well as individual collection, category, and tag pages. For more information, see “Using the themes manager.”
Why do I need collection and item artwork?
Attractive and interesting collection and item artwork, or cover art, attracts new users to your content. Collections and items must have good artwork to be featured in the iTunes U area in the iTunes Store. Most good collection and item images include an image as well as a title, brand, or source name. Collection and item images should be at least 600 x 600 pixels. Apple recommends creating square, 1400 x 1400 pixel JPEG images. Using this relatively large format, iTunes U Public Site Manager automatically generates the various smaller images you see in your pages and in the iTunes U area in the iTunes Store. Before you settle on the art for your collection or item, you might want to review a collection page and note the various elements that contribute to compelling art.
Can I create templates for my pages?
No. All your content is feed based and you can configure your feeds to include the elements needed for images, text, and so on, that you want to use throughout your site.
The only exceptions are themes and URL lists, which you can apply on a page by page basis in iTunes U Public Site Manager.
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