Common Terms & Definitions: Cascade Specific

Asset: Cascade uses the term asset to identify multiple file types such as HTML pages, folders, images, PDFs, Word documents, etc. We prefer using “page”, “image”, or “folder”.

screenshot of asset factoryAsset Factory: The asset factory contains customized templates for CAFLS, Extension, and Public Service. When creating or uploading new content, you will need to select “CAFLS”, “Extension”, or “Public” first, followed by the particular type of content you want to create. Commonly selected assets in the asset factory are: Left Column, 3 column, Full Page, Biography, and File.

Asset Tree: The term asset tree refers to the file structure that is visible on the left-hand size of the Cascade interface. All assets within Cascade can be accessed here. The asset tree works like the folders on your desktop. Clicking on a folder will open it, revealing the assets or subfolders inside. 

If the asset is a folder, you will see its contents in the main viewing area. If the asset is a page, then you can navigate to other pages by clicking the various links just as you would on the live site. You can open assets by selecting them in the asset tree or in the main view area.

WYSIWYG Editor (What You See Is What You Get):

screenshot of wysiwyg toolbar

This is the area of the template where you add content (not available in the Biography or Auto Index assets). There is a tool bar above the content area where you can apply attributes to your web page content (links, images, tables, formatting, etc.). If desired, you can choose the “HTML” button from this bar and edit your content in an HTML pop-up window. (HTML view offers advanced users the ability to edit/program beyond basic text and images.)