Edinburgh GEL

Page layouts and content types

EdWeb has a variety of page types designed for specific purposes. It's important that you are using the appropriate page for your content.

A website is primarily constructed with a single homepage, overview pages and generic content pages. Other page and content types are available for more specialised purposes.

Subsite homepage

A homepage is the entry point to a website and it should clearly summarise its primary purpose and content.


An overview page aids navigation and acts as the signpost page for a group of generic content pages.

Generic content

Generic content pages are adaptable and can be used for a range of content including text, images and video.


An event page summarises and collates a variety of information that can be used to promote an event.

Profile overview

Profile overview pages allow you to list staff members from all over the University, giving brief contact information and linking to their full profile.