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The Elements of Web Page Style 246 Organization and Layout Hints for Individual Pages After you get the forest of your web pages in reasonable shape, it's time to start thinking about the trees, or the individual pages. The next few sections give you a few pointers for putting together perfect pages. Elements to Include in Each Page For each of your web pages, the bulk of the content that appears is determined by the overall subject of the page. If you're talking about Play-Doh, for example, most of your text and images will be Play- Doh related. But there are a few elements that you should include in all your pages, no matter what the subject matter: · A title:A site without page titles is like a cocktail party without "Hi! My Name Is ..." tags. · A main heading:Nobody wants to scour a large chunk of a page to determine what it's all about. Instead, include a descriptive, large heading (<H1> or <H2>) at the top of the page to give your readers the instant feedback they need. In some cases, a short, introductory paragraph below the heading is also a good idea. · A"signature":If you're going on the web, there's no point in being shy. People appreciate know- ing who created a page, so you should always "sign" your work. You don't need anything fancy: just your name and your e-mail address will do. If the page is for a business, also include the company name, address, phone number, and fax number. · Copyright info:If the web pages you create are for your company, the company owns the ma- terial that appears on the page. Similarly, the contents of personal home pages belong to the person who created them. In both cases, the contents of the pages are protected by copyright law, and they can't be used by anyone else without permission. To reinforce this, include a