Create a jumbotron

Any Section in a page can be a jumbotron. 

  • CASCADE 7 Select Jumbotron as the Section style of your Section
  • CASCADE 8 Expand the Section style and layout group of your Section and select Jumbotron under Section style
How to set your Section as a jumbotron in Cascade
How to set your Section as a jumbotron in Cascade


Below are examples highlighting some of the configuration options for jumbotrons.

Basic example

This is the default white jumbotron. White is clean, classic, and makes for the best readability.


Grey backgrounds use a subtle grey texture from the University's visual identity.


Primary backgrounds use a green texture from the University's visual identity. Text is reversed to white for legibility. The brightness of this background is good for calling out a really key piece of content.

Custom image

Use any image as the background for your jumbotron. Images are centered and scale automatically to fill the space.

By default images are darkened with an overlay to ensure legibility in combination with white text. You can change the overlay ("Default","Light" or "None") and the text colour ("Light" or "Dark") to best suit your image/content combintation. 

Always ensure there is enough contrast between the background image and your text. Lack of contrast can make your content inaccessible.

Centered contents

By default content is always aligned to the left, but you can choose to center the content. Centered content works best when the amount of content is minimal—large chunks of centered content are difficult to read.

Full screen

Choose Make jumbotron fill screen to fill the entire screen regardless of the amount of content inside it. 

Vertically aligned

You can vertically align your content to the top or bottom of a full-screen jumbotron.

Get creative

Experiment and try things, like using a GIF as your background image. But always keep your users in mind. Don't use large files that will take forever to download.