When to Use Landing Pages
When a disease entity is very large or has many sub-types with varying features, the author may find it useful to split the information into various microchapters, or single pages which are linked by a landing page containing general information about the disease in general. Each of the off-shooting pages from the main landing page would contain details of that specific subtype.
How to Use a Landing Page
All pages linked to the landing page must have hyperlinks just below the headers to allow readers to access the relevant related pages, as follows:
- For the main disease page click here.
- For type A of this disease click here.
- For type B of this disease click here.
Naturally, there will be some degree of repetition between the pages. Common segments of information may be reused across the pages along with their associated citations. Please refer to the examples below for a precedent on a "microchapter-style" landing page linking to "microchapter-style" offshoot pages, "single page-style" landing page linking to "single page-style" offshoot pages, and a "single page-style" landing page linking to a mix of microchaptered and single pages.
Examples of Chapters Using Landing Pages
Example 1: Colitis
- Colitis is a large disease entity that has varying pathophysiological etiologies (e.g., Allergic colitis, Infectious colitis, Ulcerative Colitis, etc.). Each of the subtypes has a different epidemiology, risk factors, prognosis, history and symptoms, diagnostic features, and treatments. This chapter is a perfect candidate for a Colitis landing page with offshoot chapters for each subtype. In this case, the author has identified 8 subtypes of colitis. Three of the subtypes are in a single page format and Five are in a microchaptered format. All pages are linked to eachother and to the main page using the landing page headers.
Example 2: Pneumonia
- Pneumonia has two subtypes that each have different risk factors, underlying causes and treatments: Community Acquired Pneumonia and Hospital Acquired Pneumonia. The literature discusses these two entities separately due to a variance in the pathogen, microbial resistance, and treatment regimens. To accurately portray this information, the author created a general Pneumonia landing page and two offshoot microchaptered style pages for Community Acquired Pneumonia and Hospital Acquired Pneumonia.
Example 3: Endophthalmitis
- Endophthalmitis is another chapter that has many different classifications. Although they do not differ dramatically from one another, the large number of subtypes makes it difficult to put information about each and every type under one page without overwhelming the reader with a lot of information. Wikidoc aims to deliver high quality information to the reader in easy-to-read digestible portions.