There are different kinds of web pages: wiki pages, encyclopedic pages, blog posts, news feeds, etc.
You will want to consider what kind of web page to create. Since the assignment suggests an encyclopedia entry as the model page, this is most likely the format to start with, but is the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy boring to read?

Here are some experts explaining kinds of pages along with some brief history and use of the various pages.

Things to consider in designing your page.

Visuals: Images, Graphs et cetera, videos


Web design makes it easy to illustrate your topics, and as a visual organisms, we should take advantage of this.
Pictures come with values and meanings, so choose images with care and with the consideration that you should add to your meaning, not distract from your meaning.
Consider using images to further your discussion and directly discuss images in your philosophy.

Graphs et cetera

Our world is based on science, so it makes sense to visually display data in a variety of formats as well as write about data. Philosophy cannot ignore science; indeed it often helps science find a way to discover more about the world.


The web makes it possible to include moving images in our static writing. The web allows us to have audio-visual quotations to enhance the experience of encountering new ideas. Sometimes it is better to hear or see an idea or an explanation of a point than to read it. Consider enhancing our understanding by using videos, but be sure to include only that which you want and not extraneous information.

Visual: Web Design

Fonts, type size, headings.

Different fonts exist because different styles of print have different meanings to people. The default font of this wiki conveys seriousness and formality. Though your philosophy should also be serious and formal, it need not use the same font.
Type size can vary to call attention to various words or sections of the writing.
Headings are useful in identifying different sections and ideas and for coordinating and subordinating points in your philosophy.


This wiki comes with a variety of widgets you can readily use to make for a better reading experience. Here is the list:

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It is wise to learn about these widgets to create a better page.
Check out the "How to Use Widgets" page in the column at the right; it was made by students. Feel free to add to what is there!