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MDC Topic Page

Description

Technology and Developer Topics are two of the three category types used to provide a high-level organizational categorization scheme to help users who are looking for information on a specific area. A "Topic Page" is an index of MDC content that has been tagged as belonging to a given technology or developer topic. The content is drawn from the wiki.

Block Layout

Image:blocklayout-devmo-topic.png

Common Elements

This page uses the common navigation bar, search box, side bar, page tools and footer.

Topic Welcome

This is the focal point of a Topic Page, providing a brief descriptive overview of the topic that all the page's contents are focused on.

  • Medium header, possibly with graphic
  • Short description of the topic (w/links to related sections if needed)

Getting Started

Each topic page should have a small block reserved for links to a tutorial or article that gets readers started with the issues of the topic. The goal of this space is to provide a quick time from "reading to coding" for the developer audiece who likes to kick the tires.

  • primarily text, but some graphic element would be nice
  • links to an example or tutorial

Recent Articles

A list of recently added articles for the topic, including external websites

  • Small header "Webwatch"
  • List of 5 most recent MDC articles with descriptions
  • "More articles ..." that links to the article index topic page
  • Small header "Webwatch"
  • List of up to 5 links to external websites (drawn from MDC WebWatch blog)
  • "More from the web ..." that links to the Webwatch index by topic page

Tools

A list of tools that are helpful for the selected topic

  • Small header
  • List of up to 5 links to tools

A list of related reference documents (eg: for the AJAX topic page, a related reference library would be the xmlhttprequest documentation)

  • Small header
  • List of related reference documents

Document Tags and Contributors

 Contributors to this page: Sheppy, Beltzner
 Last updated by: Sheppy,