Resources/Template Documentation


Template Documentation for Teams

This page will help you edit and build your team wiki based on the default template given to your team. You will find code examples that you can simply copy and paste on your wiki to create tables, links and images to document your project.

The template is composed of html, css and jquery, you can find the original code here: Template: Example 2

Templates are a very useful to avoid repeating the same code or text. The way they are used in the iGEM wiki is that they host the menu and the general css styling for a group of pages. Another good use is to have a banner on your template so it appears on every of your wiki pages

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Hypertext Markup Language, or HTML, is a standardized system for tagging text to create font, color, graphic, and hyperlink styling on websites. Below we will go voer the general tags used to create a standard wiki page


The colors used on your template are:

#7fc1f7 #3399ff #d3d3d3 #f2f2f2 #000000


To write text use the < p > tag

<p> Text </p>


You can add title using the h tag, here is how the different sizes look:

Title one

Title two

Title three

Title four

Title five
Title six

<h1>Title one </h1>
<h2>Title two </h2>
<h3>Title three </h3>
<h4>Title four </h4>
<h5>Title five </h5>
<h6>Title six </h6>

<a href="link url "> LINK </a>


You can add images to your website by using the img tag, remember all your images must be hosted on the iGEM server.

<img src="image URL ">

Unordered Lists

Use the following example to create a simple list.
Painting materials:

  • Brushes
  • Acrylic paint
  • Watercolors

<b>Painting Materials</b>
<li> Brushes </li>
<li> Acrylic paint </li>
<li> Watercolors </li>

Numbered Lists

To create an ordered list, use:
Things to buy:

  1. Milk
  2. Eggs
  3. Flour

<b>Things to buy: </b>
<li> Milk </li>
<li> Eggs </li>
<li> Flour </li>

Nested Lists

Here is an example of a nested list.

  • Cold Colors
  • Warm Colors
    1. Red
    2. Orange
    3. Yellow

<li> Cold Colors </li>
<li> Warm Colors
<li> Red </li>
<li> Orange </li>
<li> Yellow </li>


Tables created within in a page already have styling and will display:

Header 1 Header 2
Content A 1 Content B 1
Content A 2 Content B 2

<th> Header 1 </th> <th> Header 2 </th>
<td> Content A 1 </td> <td> Content B 1 </td>
<td> Content A 2 </td> <td> Content B 2 </td>

Layout classes


Layout classes will help structure your page. You will need to call it when you start your page to have the proper layout and make it responsive. There are two types of layout options having two columns or just one. For one column call the class column full_size and for two columns call column half_size. Here is an example to the right.

<div class="column half_size" >
<p> Content goes here </p>

Support Classes


Highlight will need to be declared inside another layout box, this highlight class will make the background gray and the size will be slightly smaller.

<div class="column half_size" >
<div class="highlight">


Styling highlight class

There are ways to style the highlight class, you can add:

  • class="highlight gray" to add a gray background
  • class="highlight blue_top" to add a blue decorative line on top
  • class="highlight blue_border" to add a blue border around the div

These classes can be combined to create different effects, as seen in the next examples.

<div class="column half_size" >
<div class="highlight gray blue_top">


<div class="column half_size" >
<div class="highlight gray blue_border">



You can use the button class to highlight a link in your wiki.

<div class="button"> <a href="URL"> REGISTER NOW! </a> </div>


This class clears the content, it is basically the same as clicking "enter" when you are writing a text.
If you add the "extra_space" class, it will add extra vertical spacing between your divs.

<div class="clear extra_space"> </div>


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