PAGE MANAGERS / BUILDING YOUR
FEATURED ISSUES PAGES

PAGE MANAGER INSTRUCTIONS

ACCESSING THE UNA-ORLANDO SHARED DRIVE AND GOOGLE SITES

PAGE MANAGER OVERVIEW

A significant part of UNA-Orlando's mission is to promote awareness of issues that we consider both global and local at the same time. One component of that effort is to continuously update the Featured Issues pages of our UNA-Orlando website. The group responsible for managing the content on our Featured Issues pages is our team of Page Managers.

Not long ago, a decision was made to open a Google for Non-Profits account. We are currently in the process of building our Google Drive to serve as a virtual office for all of us who are dispersed throughout Central Florida and even in other parts of the U.S. and other parts of the world. All of our files will be held in a shared folder with the title, "2021 UNA-ORLANDO SHARED." Google Sites is our web builder.

ACCESSING THE UNA-ORLANDO GOOGLE DRIVE

  • Open your UNA-Orlando email account

  • Single-click the Google Apps icon in the upper-right corner of the screen (9 small dots in a block)

  • Single-click the Google Drive icon

ACCESSING THE GOOGLE SITES APPLICATION FOR THE UNA-ORLANDO WEBSITE

  • Double-click the "2021 UNA-ORLANDO SHARED" folder

  • Double-click the "UNA-ORLANDO" file

USING GOOGLE SITES

OVERVIEW

The role of the Page Manager is to manage content on her/his assigned pages.

Notice the menu of functions along the top-right of the screen. The ones that will be used the most are:

  • undo

  • redo

  • preview

  • link

  • Publish

Notice the three modes at the top of the right panel. The two modes that will be used are Insert and Pages.

Clicking the "Pages" option will reveal a list of the pages of the UNA-Orlando website. Clicking the 'Insert' option will reveal a menu of tools.

The tools that will be used the most are:

  • Text box

  • Images

  • Embed (for placing article URLs)

  • YouTube

PAGES ASSOCIATED WITH A PAGE MANAGER’S ISSUE/PERSPECTIVE

Most of our Featured Issues have only one perspective. Some of the issues have been divided into multiple perspectives to ensure that we avoid examining the issues from only a US perspective.

The Page Manager's responsibility is the ANALYSIS page. However, notice that each there are additional page types associated with the issues. Beyond the ANALYSIS page, there are also the NAV page for issues with multiple perspectives and an ORG page.

PUBLISHED VS NON-PUBLISHED

In the "2021 UNA-ORLANDO SHARED" folder, the Published Google Sites file is the one named "UNA-ORLANDO." This is where the actual pages of the UNA-Orlando website are created and managed and presented to anyone in the world who finds our website on the Internet.

The Non-Published Google Sites file is named "NOPUB UNA-ORLANDO." The purpose of the Non-Published file is to serve as a workspace where the Page Managers can organize their work before moving content onto their published pages.

LOCATING CONTENT TO USE ON YOUR PAGE

Content Sources:

Content can come from anywhere. However, the three main ways that a Page Manager can find content are:

  • Page Managers using content that was placed on the page (or on the ORG page) by a previous Page Manager

  • Page Managers using content that was submitted through the Content Submission page

  • Page Managers searching the Internet to find their own videos and articles

To use content that has been submitted by our Content Contributors:

  • Double-click the blue "2021 UNA-ORLANDO SHARED" folder

  • Double-click the red "SU21 PGMGR SPREADSHEETS" folder

  • Double-click the green "SU21 IMPORTED CONTENT" file

  • Sort the spreadsheet to isolate content by issue (instructions included on the SU21 CONTENT FOR PAGE MANAGERS spreadsheet)

  • Locate new content for the intended issue

  • Select and copy the content that is new

  • Transfer new content to the spreadsheet in the intended PGMGR spreadsheet

  • Examine the titles and identifying information to assess the content; open websites to view videos or read articles; place content on the ORG page or ANALYSIS page or delete it according to your own judgment

To place an article on your page:

  • copy an article URL from the spreadsheet

  • single-click the 'Embed' option from the Insert menu

  • paste the article URL into the field

  • click the 'Insert' button

  • move the article into place

To place a video on your page:

  • copy a video URL from the spreadsheet

  • single-click the 'YouTube' tool from the Insert menu

  • place your cursor in the field to the right of the YouTube logo

  • paste the video URL into the field

  • single-click the 'magnifying glass' icon

  • single-click the video title

  • single-click the 'Select' button

  • move the video into place

FORMAT FOR CONTENT PLACED ON ANALYSIS PAGES

Every ANALYSIS page will have the same format. The ANALYSIS pages will all be divided into category sections with the first section being the page's INTRODUCTION.

Each category section will consist of 2 videos and 3 articles. The 2 videos will be side by side at the top of the section. The articles will be 3 across at the bottom of the section.

The INTRODUCTION section will have videos and articles that present a general understanding of the issue. Each subsequent section will be specific to a particular aspect of the issue.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AN EXAMPLE OF A COMPLETED ANALYSIS PAGE

STYLE GUIDE

PAGE HEADER

  • blue + 2021-2022 + unique photo

  • highest placement on page

PAGE TITLE

  • blue + Lato Light + Heading

  • placed inside Header section

INTRO BLURB

  • 120 words or less

  • placed within the Header section

  • linked credit for text from outside sources

  • Lato + Normal text

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • placed outside the Header section

  • set along left panel

SPACE FILLER

  • set to the right of the Table of Contents

  • can be any text, image, chart, graphic that fills the space and related to the issue

LEARNING RESOURCES BAR

  • blue + all caps + Lato + Heading

INTRODUCTION BAR AND CATEGORY BARS

  • black + initial caps + Lato + Heading

CATEGORIES PER PAGE

  • 3 minimum per page

  • 12 maximum per page (maybe more if they're all good)

  • a mini-blurb can be placed inside a category above the videos if the Page Manager believes it would help the reader/viewer to understand the issue better; the blurb should be 80 words or less

VIDEOS WITHIN CATEGORIES

  • 2 per category

  • 20 minutes or less is ideal but any length video is acceptable if it's good

  • placed at top of category side by side

ARTICLES PER CATEGORY

  • 3 per category

  • short enough to read in 20 minutes or less but any length article is acceptable if it's good

  • placed at bottom of category 3 across

LINKS TO OTHER PAGES

  • blue

  • links are activated and direct to the correct destinations

  • text refers to the correct destination