Page Tables for Website Content Creation

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Page Tables help web content editors plan content–both text and media–that will work well for each page of a website. A page table breaks the page down into its components, explaining what should go into each part of a content type or layout in simple terms, with examples. They’re most helpful for repeatable content types like a person bio, degree program, or research lab profile.

You can lay them out in whatever way makes sense to you, but we usually create a side by side chart that shows each element of the page layout next to its guidelines.

Depending on your content management system (CMS), you may be able to embed these guidelines into the CMS interface itself.

Here’s an example of a page table for a program with Cornell University’s Precollege Studies program.

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