HTML and CSS Reference
What's the solution? The content you're describing will often determine the size and
number of pages you need, especially if you follow the one-topic-per-page suggestion.
Testing your web pages on a variety of platforms at different network speeds will tell you
whether a single page is too large. If you spend a lot of time scrolling around in your
page, or if it takes more time to load than you expected, it may be too large.
Sign Your Pages
Each page should contain some sort of information at the bottom to act as the signature. I
mentioned this tip briefly in Lesson 7, “Formatting Text with HTML and CSS,” as part
of the description of the <address> tag. That particular tag was intended for just this pur-
Consider putting the following useful information in the <address> tag on each page:
Contact information for the person who created this web page or who is responsi-
ble for it, colloquially known as the webmaster . This information should include
the person's name and an email address, at the least.
The status of the page. Is it complete? Is it a work in progress? Is it intentionally
The date this page was most recently revised. This information is particularly
important for pages that change often. Include a date on each page so that people
know how old it is.
Copyright or trademark information, if it applies.
Figure 18.26 shows a nice example of an address block.
A sample address.