How pages are structured in the USI web site
The USI web site uses Active Server Pages (ASP) pages to build the pages we see in web browsers. Active Server Pages means just that, it takes an active server to build the page.
Typically a USI web page will have four separate ASP pages feeding into one page: the header, left navigation, footer, and the page content area. To make changes, just one ASP file is updated and the changes are reflected across all pages that use that same ASP file.
We also use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control the style and layout of the various pages on the USI site. Style sheets can be used to maintain font color, size and style along with link color and style. CSS can also control the positioning of elements on a page by setting coordinates for elements or graphics to appear. Another benefit of CSS positioning in place of tables is that web pages are easier to access for people using voice readers.