Responsive Layout

A responsive design automatically adapts itself to a particular viewing environment such as desktop, tablet or mobile, without the need for separate layouts for varying platforms

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About Us

Arbor Day Poetry Contest

In honor of Arbor Day, the District holds the Annual Arbor Day Poetry Contest for Senior Citizens. The theme changes yearly. 

2017 Contest

Eighteen senior citizens penned poems for the ninth annual Arbor Day Poetry Contest hosted by the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. Poets composed a five verse poem called a cinquain based on the theme 2017arbordaywinnerscollagetrees in nature.

“It has been totally awesome to watch this contest grow over the years,” said District Conservation Educator Caitlin Stewart. “The seniors just love the contest, and I am thrilled that 18 poets participated this year.”

Blind copies of the poems were ranked by special guest judge Kathy Stewart.

“This year's Arbor Day poetry selections were all 5 lines of joy, with a central theme the beauty of nature,” said Kathy Stewart. “Reading them transported me through all of the seasons - imagining ice dripping off of frozen branches, visualizing new leaves opening, or seeing, in my mind, the beautiful colors of fall in the Adirondacks. As always, everyone who participated is a winner to me!”

All poets who entered the contest received certificates of merit. Honorable mentions were awarded to Lois W. Kelley of Indian Lake, Pat Ryan of Piseco, Sue Kunzmann of Long Lake, and Pam Broiles of Wells.

Third place went to Shirley Traynor of Long Lake. Second Place was awarded to Bob Tice of Long Lake. Betsy Comeau of Long Lake received first place. The three overall winners received bundles of red osier dogwood seedlings and certificates.

Arbor Day was celebrated April 29.

The Winning Poem
Tree Yoga by Betsy Comeau

Breathe in…
Green embracing
Oxygen of living,
Nurturing Trees, Cleansing our Souls…
Breathe out…

Responsive Layouts

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Oculus's responsive grid system is designed for desktop, tablet and smartphone systems, each with minor modifications to ensure compatibility in each mode. The table above shows the breakdown of screen resolutions and associated devices, and what layout characters are then applied to each.

Responsive Classes

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Another useful feature available, via Bootstrap, is the collection of responsive utility classes that can be used to help tweak layouts by providing a simple method of showing or hiding modules. Insert the above module class suffixes into your settings to show/hide a module for a particular mode.

The District’s accomplishments would not be possible without the support of the State of New York, Hamilton County, and FLLOWPA.

Media Queries

In terms of media queries, the breakdown is:

/* Smartphones */
@media (max-width: 480px) { ... }

/* Smartphones to Tablets */
@media (min-width: 481px) and (max-width: 767px) { ... }

/* Tablets */
@media (min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 959px) { ... }

/* Desktop */
@media (min-width: 960px) and (max-width: 1199px) { ... }

/* Large Display */
@media (min-width: 1200px) { ... }

Navigation

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For mobile devices, there are two options, a dropdown panel menu with items in a tree format or a select box using the browsers own UI elements. Chose a format in the template's menu settings.

The Dropdown Menu is a CSS driven dropdown menu, offering such features as multiple columns, inline icons, subtext, modules and positions, custom column widths, item distribution and menu offsets.

SplitMenu displays 1st level items in the navigation bar and children in the Sidebar.