Design, menu and content

When a web user arrives at your site, they view pages created using your Matrix system. Each page on your website uses the following three web page components:

  • Design

  • Dynamic menu navigation

  • Content


This component dictates where the fixed design elements (for example; colours, logos and style sheets), navigation menus and content area appear on each page of a website. The design of a web site or page is often called the skin or look and feel of a website.

Creating new designs requires knowledge and experience using HTML and CSS and a good understanding of Matrix. Read the Design asset documentation for more information about creating designs.

If you need a starting point for your website design, you can browse available template designs on Squiz Marketplace. Each template includes basic website structure and designs you can use as a base to customise your site.

Dynamic menu navigation

The menu allows users to navigate and view the pages of a site. A site’s menu is dynamically structured, determined by the content and layout of the site within Matrix. The site’s menu updates accordingly when you rename pages and reorder assets within the system.


Content refers to all other components of a page, including text, images, links, images and other common page elements. You can control the layout and formatting of the content of each page in a Site using the Interfaces and Asset screens of Matrix.