|GUIDELINES||Official Websites||Unofficial Websites|
Any external advertising has been approved by the appropriate vice president
|Requests to outsource or remotely host university-related websites must be presented and approved by the Web Committee.||X||X|
|If located on Longwood servers, web page filenames must have .htm or .html extensions (unless reviewed by ITS or managed by a content management system) and be less than 31 characters long including the extension.||X||X|
|Image file names must have .gif, .jpg, or .png extensions (usually .gif for line-art and .jpg for photographic images).||X||X|
|Images should have a resolution of 72 dpi (dots per inch) and should be displayed in their actual size. (Resizing should be done with a photo editing application and not within the HTML.)||X||X|
|File names may not contain any "illegal" characters (.. ./ \ : % & spaces) or certain file extensions (.exe .bat .cmd .com .dll) if located on Longwood servers.||X||X|
|Conforms to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Priority 1 and Section 508 accessibility requirements (Download a printable Section 508 Checklist or use a web accessibility evaluation tool.)||X||X|
|Is accessible on all major PC and MAC browsers (Internet Explorer 7 and higher, Firefox 3 and higher, Safari, etc.)||X||X|
|Designed for viewing in multiple screen resolutions including 1024x768 and higher; functional at 800x600||X||X|
|Designed for viewing at various bandwidth connection speeds or provide an alternative for low-bandwidth users||X||X|
|Must provide an alternate method for users to view important information or links if using technologies not completely supported||X||X|
|Uses web-safe fonts (or fonts optimized for the web via API) only||X||X|
|If the page collects information from the visitor, a link to Longwood University's privacy statement should be visible on the page.||X||X|
|When personal information is requested from the visitor, it must be preceded by an explanation of why they are being asked to provide this information.||X||X|
|Documents, such as PDFs and Word Documents, should be labeled (pdf) or (Word) beside the link
i.e. View the Transcript (pdf).
|Uses titles and/or navigational aids to indicate the visitor's location within the Longwood University website||X||O|
|Must be able to use "Back" button or another clearly visible method to return to previously viewed pages if navigation not consistent||X||O|
|Date last modified appears on any time-sensitive material||X||O|
|Site home page contains contact information (phone, fax, e-mail, mailing address, physical address) for the unit OR a clearly visible "Contact Us" link to a page with this information||X||O|
|The Longwood University logotype or wordmark is clearly visible without scrolling||X||O|
|Site home page contains a link to Longwood University's home page||X||O|
|All pages in the site link back to the site's home page||X||O|
|Has consistent navigation options||X||O|
|Site's home page is named index.htm or index.html if located on Longwood servers||X||O|
|Complies with Longwood University style manual (pdf) regarding Longwood logos, colors, etc. and maintains a coordinated identity for the university||X||O|
|Site's home page contains a copyright notice||X|
|Uses fonts and colors that complement longwood.edu design ("Verdana" for text content, "Georgia" for headers)||O|
|Links contain relevant text, not "click here" or something similar.
GOOD: "see our Multimedia Archive"
BAD: "click here for our Multimedia Archive"
|All pages are accompanied by the official disclaimer that the page contents are not routinely regulated and do not necessarily reflect the views of Longwood University||O|
X indicates a requirement.
O indicates a recommendation.