Adding Documents - Simple Web Pages and Wikis
Plain Pages and Wikis
Not everything in this website is a structured and relational form... sometimes plain old text is all that is needed. You can still embed images and attach files (eg, PDFs) to these pages, but are very useful for creating reference material.
- A Wiki is a collaborative page that any member of a Group (or other Groups you select) can edit; revisions are automatically saved after each edit. There is only a Title and Body field (although in this case the 'Title' will be added to the top of your page as a 'Header 1' automatically). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki for where the term 'Wiki' came from.
- A Page is a basic web page that only the author (or Group admin) can edit. You only have to provide a Title and Body - note this is a bit free form, so your 'Title' doesn't get automatically inserted onto your web page, and you'll need to put one in yourself. Pages can only be created by site and group admins.
- Remember - you're writing for the web, not a hard copy book or journal.
- Keep it short and concise - you've only got a few seconds to 'catch' your readers as they've probably landed on your page having typed something into a search engine.
- People scan online text picking out headings, images and bullet points. So enrich your content with images and break into clear paragraphs or sections.
- If your page is much more than a screen's worth of copy, consider breaking it out into separate pages, rather than forcing them to scroll forever. Why not create a book ?
- If you have a great site you want to refer to, embed a link to their site - don't copy and paste (plagiarize) text. Linking to other sites will actually improve your search engine rankings.