A Systems Approach to Crisis Preparedness and Organizational Resilience

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Write cpor Webpages

Contributions to this site are greatly appreciated. To add a page, you have two options:

1. Link from another site, either an established site or create a new site using Wordpress, GoogleSites or some other platform. The University of Pennsylania provides an excellent web design tutorial, http://guides.library.upenn.edu/webdesign which includes tabs on WordPress and GoogleSites.

2. Create a cpor page, using our own barebones, simplicity-rules editor and platform. If you can want to try this second option, write to me to request an editing password.

Once you have a password, use the WebCityPages Editing Tool to create new or edit existing cpor webpages. It's very simple to contribute content; just use the word editor that is created by following the editing tool instructions. If you want to do more, you have the option to write HTML by clicking on the Source button.

More on technical aspects of composing cpor webpages

Regardless of whatever method you choose, Anuradha Vedantham, University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Information Commons Director, created this Web design tutorial for our class:

What to write/style guidelines:

Your webpage could be something like a Wikipedia article, but you do not have their style or NPOV restrictions. In fact, you should have a point of view and make an implicit argument as to why your topic is important. SourceWatch is a better model than wikipedia. It's standard is "fair, accurate and fully sourced," which better lets the truth come through by making points while insisting that every piece of information have an external, verifiable source.

Webpages should be short and to the point, but if you're inspired you can do a series (or web) of pages.

Beyond the text: picture, videos, graphics, etc... are all good. The more creative and aesthetic the better. You want visitors to see what you have to say and appreciate your work. Basic pics and graphics are fairly easy to add through the WebCityPages editor. Other features are more complicated. Your can look at some other pages to see what we've done and copy some of those formatting features.

In general, I have learned HTML by copying code from pages that I like, and making limited adjustments as strictly necessary. Although I'm debilitatingly perfectionist in much of life, I try hard to on web work to accept anything remotely good enough, especially format-wise, so as not to consume every free waking hour and then some. That said, I have picked up quite a bit programming in this fashion  w3schools is an excellent site to learn basic web programming.

I am regularly working on improving layout and format one thing at a time, with a wish list on the back burner. Feel free to add to the list, comment on its entries, or better yet, suggest a way to do it.

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Date Page Created: Feb 17, 2013 Last Page Update: Feb 27, 2014