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18 June 2009
College Web Design Camp 2009: Session 4
Goals of Article Pages
What design concepts will be useful? What do you want an article page to do?
How do we make this happen on the web? What CSS rules should we use?
How should we optimize for search, handle comments, and facilitate printing?
An arrangement or classiﬁcation of things
according to relative importance.
Put related media at the top of the page with
the headline and photo
Put related reading links and everything else
at the bottom of the page
But, if you have multiple photos, spread
them out throughout the article
Article pages show up in searches a lot
because they have fairly static content
Display the article title in the page title
Direct readers who arrive on your site via
search with a brief note in the footer
Place comments below whatever related
It might be useful to paginate comments to
avoid having really long pages (nytimes.com)
Don’t put a print link on your article page
This is not at all deﬁnitive