LPSA: Web Page Format and Features
Navigation of the website can be done in two distinct ways.
- The links at the right of the web page allow for some navigation.
There are between three and six buttons:
- The "Back" button goes back one page. It is equivalent to the
browser's back button.
- The "Next" button will go the next topic (listed in the tabs at the
top of the page).
- The "Top" button takes you to the top of the page.
- The "Map" button takes you to the topic map, with the current topic
selected (see the "Topic Map" tab at the top of this page for more
- The "Search" (magnifying glass) button takes you to a google search
- The "?" button brings you to these help pages.
- You can also go the the "Index" tab at the top of this page. The
major subject areas are listed there.
Pages are laid out with several features in common.
- Significant subject areas have a tabbed page, like this one.
- You can go through the tabs one at a time (or skip around).
- The "Next" button at the left will take you to the next subject in
the tabbed pages.
- The last tab often says "Printable." This is a collection of
all of the pertinent tabbed pages on one long page. This makes it
easier to print and organize, if you choose to do so.
- Long individual pages will typically have a "table of contents" for that
page so you can immediately skip to the important topics. There is one
at the top of this page as an example (even though this page itself is not
Each page has a page heading (see top of page) and several "Section" headings
(an example is the text "Section Headings" immediately above this text).
The next level of headings is that of "Sub-Headings." (again, an
example is the text "Sub-Headings" immediately above this text).
The last level of heading is "Sub-Sub-Headings."
If there is an extremely important concept on a page, it will be offset and
noted as a key concept. If you understand the key concepts on a page, you
should be able to solve problems in that subject area.
Key Concept: Pay Attention to These!
Key Concepts list the important concepts that you should take away from a
section. They are offset from the text like this box.
Example: Specific Examples of Concepts
Specific examples of the concept being discussed in a page are also
offset from the text.
Aside: Interesting but not critical information
If there is interesting, but not critical, information, it will often be
put in an "aside" like this one.
Background information, review..., is also put into asides.
In situations where just a short note is appropriate a link will appear like
this one (note).
The link is not clickable, but if you hover your pointer above it, a short not