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Web Page Resources

Personal Webpage Templates

There has been a serious push for all faculty and graduate students to have web pages. We all make our first web pages by stealing things we see on the web. Below James Graham and Tom Shemanske have put together a few samples which are easy to adapt to your own purposes. There are links to view a the sample and links to download the archive with all the files.
  • View a prototype (by J. Graham)        Download the zip file

  • View a prototype (by T. Shemanske)        Download the tar-gzip file

    This is a knock-off of the kind of page iWeb used to produce before Apple stopped shipping it. (See CJS's page for a live version)

  • View a prototype (by T. Shemanske)        Download the tar-gzip file (updated 2016-08 for PHP 7.0)

  • This is a generic version of my own page. It is more complicated (there is a README in the archive) The images are from Dartmouth's archives.

Course Webpage Templates

January, 2019 (trs)

Updated January 2019 to work around new security constraints on gauss

These are a new set of responsive course web page templates meaning that they will render well (and appropriately) on phones, tablets, and computers alike. The contents of these archives can/will replace that of your course public_html directory. These have been updated to use Bootstrap version 4, beta.

  • The first of these has a fixed horizontal navigation bar at the top of each page. See the prototype.        Download the tar-gzip file. Here is the README file.

  • The second of these features a vertical navigation panel to the left of the content. The style of the menu, whether it is fixed (does not scroll with the content), and whether the top matter will be visible when collapsed to minimal width are all configurable. See the prototype with a fixed, block menu which collapses; the page contains a readme. You can download the tar-gip archive.


MathJax is available locally, on gauss. It is already automatically included in every standard Math Dept. website page. To activate MathJax on other pages (course or personal web pages, for example) copy and paste the following <script> line into <head> section of your web page:

<script src="/include/MathJax/MathJax.js?config=default" type="text/javascript"></script>

Comments Plugin for Any Web Page

Included below is an easy-to-use and easy-to-modify script which allows anyone finding your web page to record a comment or question, and have it posted to that page for all to see. It also allows you the flexibility to remove comments which have outlived their usefulness and to adjust the format in which the comments appear. The script requires a web server which handles php scripts (our math server does).