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Web Template Guide: Examples

See examples from real Calvin Web sites

Check out these examples from Calvin Web sites that are getting it right when it comes to making information easy-to-find and easy-to-read.


Biology department Web site »

  • Uses sidebar content to highlight information, encourage action and invite visitors to dig deeper into related material.
  • Includes a Heading 3 format title on each sidebar.

Web writing

Ecosystem Preserve Summer Camps page »

  • Uses bullets to make information more scannable.
  • Prioritizes items for action, "Register Online".
  • Organizes information logically by age groups for camps.

Site navigation

Political science department Web site »

  • Adopts recommended navigation categories, making information very easy to find.
  • Heading content, navigation bar content and title content are parallel to help visitors know exactly where they are in the site.


Asian Studies Web site »

  • Makes use of a limited number of high-quality images to complement well-written and well-organized content.
  • Applies photo re-sizing standards so that pages are not weighed down by large images.

About Us content

Biology department About Us pages »

  • Provides a succinct but comprehensive overview of the department and its offerings.
  • Uses a sidebar to feature compelling facts about students, faculty and graduates of the department.

Home page content

Sociology department home page »

  • Draws prospective students into the kind of distinctly Christian thinking they'll do in the sociology classroom at Calvin using engaging language.
  • Highlights majors, minors, research and internship opportunities and sociology careers.
  • Uses sidebar to communicate news and/or events for the department.

English department home page »

  • Uses three columns to highlight lots of important things: majors and minors, courses and advising resources, department news and events, and book recommendations.
  • Updated frequently to indicate that a lot is going on in the department.
  • Uses special book recommendations sidebar to give current students a reason to visit Web site often.


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