Why We Use Symbols/Icons in Our
This Web site makes use of dynamic pages in
order to organize a mass of information.
Dynamic pages are Web pages that can be "coded"
according to a large number of categories.
For example, this and other documents are coded
"help." Because of this coding it is
possible to create index pages that automatically
("dynamically") list all documents containing a
particular code. In the resource section
below are all documents coded "help" (this
section is under development so there may not be
many documents listed). The dynamic coding
of pages makes unnecessary the creation of manual
hyperlinks and all the trouble and confusion that
However, documents listed in dynamic indexes
are listed according to the document's designated
title. Different kinds of documents (e.g.,
links, articles, profiles), then, will be mixed
together, for they sort according to title.
In order to make all links, for example, sort
together in a dynamic list, we have used symbols
in front of the title. Thus, the symbol <>
makes all link pages list together.
In many dynamic lists, the symbols may not be
necessary. However, when we have many
documents, links, and other resources on a
particular group or subject, the symbols do
permit readers to distinguish those resources
that are articles from those that are links
pages, for example. This can be helpful, if
hundreds of resources are in a dynamically