Take a tour of the website
At the topmost portion of the home page, a black horizontal bar contains a pulldown menu where you will find general and background information about iMig, previous iMig meetings, mesothelioma and useful information for patients and their families.
On the right side of this black bar, there is a search field. Here you can search the entire website for specific topics. This search is limited to words or phrases found in the text and will not search within PDF files or videos. For more searching features, see below right on the webpage in the sidebar entitled “Find articles by keyword”.
On the home page, below the black navigation bar, you will see a Headline article (left) which will change periodically. On the immediate right you will find 4 Featured articles (top right). These articles (Headline and Featured) represent topics that the Imig considers important to highlight and bring to your attention.
Below this top section, you will find a second horizontal navigation bar that features the 5 topics (categories) under which active iMig.org content is organized. By clicking on one of them (i.e. BASIC RESEARCH), you will pull up all the content in the iMig website posted under that category.
The content under each category will appear below the navigation bar on the left. On the right, there are more tools to search content, either by category or by keyword (tags).
Every article/post on the website can be located two ways:
- by topic
- by keywords
On the right side of the website you will find these two powerful ways to search the website content.
All articles can be searched by topics. Clicking on the categories links will show all the articles posted under that topic. This feature does not search for the article-specific content; it identifies articles that were posted under that topic.
Articles can be searched also by keywords. With this tool, you can search for articles across different topics. You can click on one keyword to list the articles posted under that topic. Keywords are also shown in an “exploded cloud” in which the size of the font correlates with frequency of use. Keywords that are most frequently used are shown with the largest font. (These keywords are actually tags that are entered when the article is posted and thus represent the 2-5 major keywords that link to each posting).
You can also find a quicklink to email us and to subscribe to our RSS feed. For more information about RSS feeds, please refer to this detailed explanation. In a few words, subscribing to the iMig RSS will give you access to published content without requiring you to visit the website. Once subscribed to the RSS feed, you will receive updates of new postings by your RSS aggregator i.e. Google Reader or your email client.
Posted articles on the website feature a few pieces of information that may be useful for you.
You will see a picture, the article’s title, an excerpt of the article, its topic/category, the date it has been posted and how many comments or how many times the article has been viewed. To read more, you can click the title of the article or the orange Read more >> box. You will then be redirected to the full article.
At the bottom of the article, you can find a space for comments. Just leave your name, email (your email address will only be used for official iMig business) and your own website URL if you wish.
- When you submit your comment, you can check the notification checkbox below the textfield to receive e-mails when other people reply to your comment. Just enter all your information when leaving a comment and check the box below the text field.
- Bottom section:
In the lower part of the iMig home webpage, you can send us your feedback and also see which articles have received the most comments or viewings, a useful tool if you are visiting the site for the first time and wish to see what the iMig community is excited about.