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Sample Web Sites

This page includes links to sample web sites that demonstrate some of the different ways that faculty members can use Manila web sites.


Basic Web Page Link to Basic Page sample site

The Basic Web Site is an example of a minimal web page using the single-page theme that provides basic information to students and others who look for faculty members on the web. It takes less than 5 minutes to create a page like this and requires absolutely no html coding.

Typical faculty users of this design include those who:

  • want to provide very basic information with a minimum of maintenance.
  • have just completed training and are not ready to expand their sites. (Suggestion: remove material from the training session that is not relevant at the end of the training session.)
  • want to have an immediate simple web page while they work in the background to add other resources.

Consider using this model if you just finished a Manila training session and only want a very minimal web page.


Single-page web site Link to Single Page sample site

The Single-page Web Site expands on the Basic Web Site described above and also uses the single-page theme.

Additional information for students has been included on the page. In the example, the instructor describes several courses and includes schedule information.

This type of single-page site may be useful for faculty members who:

  • want a simple web page that includes basic information about their courses.
  • can fit all of their information on a single web page.


Multi-page web site Link to Basic Page sample site

The Multi-page Web Site uses the multi-page theme and expands to include a number of linked web pages. Links to sub-pages are included in a sidebar on the left side of every page.

This type of site is useful for those who:

  • have enough information that it cannot fit on a single home page.
  • want to create separate pages for each of their classes.
  • plan to expand their sites to include a wide variety of online resources.

This is probably the best site design for most faculty members who want start putting more of their course materials online. It is easy to begin with a few pages linked from the home page. It is easy to expand the site by creating new pages and linking to them from the home page.


Single-page web site with discussion feature Link to Basic Page sample site

The Single-page Discussion web site uses the single-page discussion theme to add a web-based discussion feature to the basic single-page site. Membership is enabled, allowing visitors to join the web site and participate in discussions. A "Discuss" link at the bottom of the home page leads site members to a page where they can post comments and questions, and see discussion messages posted by the site owner and other visitors.

This variation on the single-page design is useful for those who:

  • want to allow visitors who are site members to leave comments and questions on home page topics.
  • want to use a single home page as the portal to more extensive discussion threads.


Multi-page web site with discussion feature Link to Basic Page sample site

The Multi-page Discussion web site uses the multi-page discussion theme to add web-based discussion features to the multi-page site. Membership is enabled, allowing visitors to join the web site and participate in discussions. A "Discuss" link appears on every page of the web site.

This site design is useful for faculty members who:

  • want to enhance a multi-page site with discussion features.
  • encourage comment and feedback on every page of their sites.
  • want to integrate web-based discussion into their courses.
  • plan to promote discussion messages to become regular web pages.


Single-page web site in weblog format Link to Basic Page sample site

The Basic Weblog example demonstrates a modification of the single-page theme that converts the site into a weblog. Weblog sites are updated frequently (often every day) and include short new items with links to other web sites.

(The weblog format can be used with any theme: single-page, single-page with discussion, multi-page, and multi-page with discussion. Instructions for switching to the weblog format are found in the How-to Guide. )

The weblog format is useful for teachers who:

  • want to post frequent updates on their home page.
  • want to use their home page to respond to student questions.
  • want to post pointers to current news and information.


Multi-page weblog site with discussion feature Llink to Multipage weblog discussion site

The Multi-page Discussion Weblog example demonstrates a modification of the multi-page discussion theme that converts the site into a weblog. Weblog sites are updated frequently (often every day) and include short news items with links to other web sites.

(The weblog format can be used with any theme: single-page, single-page with discussion, multi-page, and multi-page with discussion. Instructions for switching to the weblog format are found in the How-to Guide. )

The weblog format is useful for teachers who want to:

  • post frequent updates on their home page.
  • use their home page to respond to student questions.
  • post pointers to current news and information.
  • include multiple pages in the web site.

 Updated Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 7:49:56 AM by Manila Support - FacultySupport@fhda.edu
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