Headings Help Readers AND Writers

Headings are key to organizing information in an outline that makes sense. After all, logical presentation of content is as critical to its “scannability” as brevity, bullets, and breaking up big blobs of text into bite-sized chunks.

Headings are also key to improving SEO (search engine optimization) and for screen-reading software to properly deliver content to visually and physically impaired users of your website.

At this time, UM-Flint does not have strict guides for how to use headings within the new Drupal CMS. However, we strongly encourage content creators to utilize them. Heading tags are located in Drupal's WYSIWYG editor in a dropdown menu marked "Normal."

Screen grab of heading drop-down menu in Drupal's WYSIWYG editor

This is a general example of how to structure content with heading tags:

Engaged Learning Opportunities <h2>

Research Opportunities <h3>

Research Example #1 <H6>

"Normal" paragraph text <p>

RESEARCH EXAMPLE #2 <H6>

"Normal" paragraph text <p>

RESEARCH EXAMPLE #3 <H6>

"Normal" paragraph text <p>

Civic Engagement Opportunities <h3>

Civic Engagement EXAMPLE #1 <H6>

"Normal" paragraph text <p>

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EXAMPLE #2 <H6>

"Normal" paragraph text <p>

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EXAMPLE #3 <H6>

"Normal" paragraph text <p>

Internship Opportunities <h3>

Internship EXAMPLE #1 <H6>

"Normal" paragraph text <p>

INTERNSHIP EXAMPLE #2 <H6>

"Normal" paragraph text <p>

INTERNSHIP EXAMPLE #3 <H6>

"Normal" paragraph text <p>