HealthDay E-Z Post
Main Index Page
To create an index page, visit the E-Z Post client creation tool and click on the LIST tab.
First, you'll need to enter your HealthDay Client ID, which will be given to you by your HealthDay sales or technical contact. If you make a mistake and enter your client ID incorrectly, the "Filter by category/specialty" will remain blank. Please check your Client ID (case-sensitive) again and re-enter it.
Next, select a News Feed, either HealthDay Consumer or Physician's Briefing.
Next, select the News Type that you'd like to display on this index page.
For HealthDay Consumer, your choices are: News, Health Highlights, FYI, or FDA Approvals.
For Physician's Briefing, your choices are: Journal, Conference, Monthly Briefings, Institutional, or Conference News.
(Please note that you can display multiple news types on the same index page. But you must enter separate style sheet choices and select the Generate Code for HealthDay Lists button on the E-Z Post client creation tool for each news type you'd like to display.)
Next, if applicable, select the category or topic flag filter if you're a HealthDay Consumer client, or a specialty filter if you're a Physician's Briefing client. This filter will allow you to display a narrowed list of stories on this page, as opposed an entire newsfeed. For example, you can select only a category or topic flags that apply to Women's Health.
If you do not wish to narrow the selection of stories that are displayed on this page, do NOT select any of the category, topic flag or specialty choices from the drop-down menu. To select multiple categories, flags or specialties, press the CTRL (PC) or APPLE (Mac) key as you select multiple choices.
Next, enter the number of headlines that you'd like to have on this page.
Next, enter the full URL of the Article Detail page that will display an article's text, once a visitor clicks on a headline.
Now you have entered all of the information that's needed to display HealthDay or Physician's Briefing headlines on a Web page. But you're not done. What should this information look like (font size, color, etc.)? You need to complete the rest of the form, which will create an HTML style sheet (CSS) for this page.
First, select one of the six list styles from the drop-down. The following samples represent each of the six styles:
Next, select a default font for the page you are working on.
The three drop-downs on this line allow you to select a font size, a typeface, and the font color (use hexadecimal number or color name).
Some popular color choices are shown below:
Next, choose if links on this page should be underlined, or not underlined.
Next, select a color for links on this page.
Next, choose whether to underline or not underline links when the computer's cursor hovers over them.
Next, select a color for links when the computer's cursor hovers over them.
Now you're ready to generate the code that will produce HealthDay or Physician's Briefing headlines on your Web page.
Select the button at the bottom of the E-Z Post client creation tool:
Two pieces of code will be generated. The first will look like this:
This code must be copied to the clipboard and pasted into the <HEAD> section of your Web page.
The second section of code will look something like this (client ID has been blacked out in this example). Copy this code to the portion of your page where you want the HealthDay or Physician's Briefing headlines to appear:
Congratulations! You've created an E-Z Post Web page. The instructions for creating other types of E-Z Post pages are very similar to those above.