Elements of a Web Document
Understanding the basic layout of a Web document can help with the evaluation process. By examining the header, footer, and body of a home page, you should find information which will critically analyze the source.
- Found at the top of the document
- Typically includes general information such as title, logo or banner, a series of buttons or links to various locations, and statement of purpose
- Follows the header and is often set off from the header by a horizontal rule
- Often contains a table of contents or some introductory links, and the basic text
- Found at the end of a document
- Usually includes the author, affiliation, e-mail address, copyright notice, an indication when the site was last updated, and links to other parts of the site