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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.

Course Webpage Templates

June, 2019

Web pages are now viewed on a wide variety of screen sizes, and as such, it is best if the web page design adapts to the given screen size.

Every course account that is created on the math server includes two sample webpages, responsive by design. The contents of any of these archives can/will replace that of your course public_html directory. Of course you can always design your own web page, but it is important for each course to have a web presence, even if you will be linking it to Canvas. The samples provided can be seen by selecting the links below.


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).