Article Layout

The majority of the web page is the article text and layout. The text may contain several styling elements.

While reading an article you may see text coloured green – this is a link to another page on the Hidden Yesterdays site. Clicking on the green text will take you to the relevant page.

A green coloured link with a small globe symbol to the left of it signifies an external link – clicking on it will take you to a web page outwith the Hidden Yesterdays site. If you place your mouse pointer over such a link for a second or so it will show the web address the click will take you too.

Some links may appear coloured red, with an underline. These are links to articles on the Hidden Yesterdays site which have yet to be written. Clicking on a red link will take you to a blank page. Seeing a red link may indicate that whoever wrote the current article is hoping to write new content around the topic of the red link, or perhaps they wish someone else to write it. You are free to click a red link and start creating content on the topic.

Examples of links:

  • An internal link to the main help page
  • A green link preceeded by a small globe is a link to an external website, such as Google
  • This red link is to a new page yet to be created.

Table of Contents

Depending on the structure of the page, it may have several section headers. These will also appear in a Table of Contents on the right hand side of the article. You may click on any of the heading in the TOC to move quickly to that section.

The TOC list can be collapsed by clicking on the small up arrow at the top. This will leave an icon on the top right if you wish to show the TOC again.

As you scroll down the article the TOC will automatically collapse to reduce clutter on the page. Clicking on the icon, as above, will expand it.

Footnotes

Occasionally in writing it is necessary to add a brief footnote to explain a section of text in more detail, but outwith the natural flow of the paragraph. These footnotes appear as a small number next to the text. The full content of the note will appear at the bottom of the article. Hovering your mouse over the number will also display the footnote 1)

Article Tags

Some pages may be tagged as part of a set of common pages. These tags appear at the top of the page. Clicking on a tag will take you to a page listing all the articles sharing a common tag. For this page, it is associated with Help Articles so will have an appropriate tag at the top of the page.

1) hovering is not supported on a mobile device so you must scroll to the foot of the page