Standout elements can be used to highlight important information.
Typically, you should only use one standout element on each page, otherwise it starts to lose its effectiveness. Several are shown on this page for illustrative purposes; they are also used throughout this site to show good practice.
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Call attention to key quotations and help add visual interest. An example of a block quote is given below.
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Feature boxes can be an important tool in getting users to zero in on the most pertinent information on your page.
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Block quotes can be used to draw attention to something someone has said that relates well to the page's overall topic.
You can also mark up a quote without using a standout element by tagging inline text as a quote.
Standout elements presentations (feature box example)
Past presentations at the WPC have covered standout elements and use of tables. Although they show the elements within Polopoly, the previous Content Management System, the advice on best practice applies to the same elements in EdWeb.
You can use the Event content type to present information about an event.
Key information from an event listing can be pulled into a generic page using the event as a content asset: