Site Standards

Content Development Notes
  • Contact Information: Info Advanced
  • Designer: Brad Martin
  • Font: Arial
  • Pages: 50 Elements: 250 (complete by October 10, 2012)
  • Photo Border: Simple
  • Project Manager: Rob Zima
  • Senior Content Developer: Heidi Rice
Site Standards
The majority of the site standards CivicPlus uses are based on AP styles and standards. Any exceptions to AP were chosen for web usability and ADA compliance reasons.
  • 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • All areas will be alphabetized (menu structure, lists in the content area, staff directory, etc.)
  • Email addresses will be used via mailto: links; the name of the person (or department) will be the name of the link
  • Fax: xxx-xxx-xxxx
  • First through Ninth will be spelled out and capitalized when used as street names and figures with two letters will be used for 10th and above (ex: 7 Fifth Ave. or 100 21st St.)
  • Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx
  • Street identifiers (Street, Avenue, Boulevard, etc.) are always spelled out.
  • The words “city," "county," or "town" are never capitalized unless they are stated in that entity’s proper name (ex: “the City of Manhattan” or “the city”)
Additional Guidelines
  • Archive Center will contain the past 5 years.
  • Don't create pages with only a link to a PDF or outside link. All pages should have content. If no content available or relevant, place the link on the main page as a text link.
  • Don't select varied fonts. Use Arial font only. Don't change font colors or use italics.
  • Don't use animated gifs or icons.
  • Double check content for spelling errors.
  • For lists of items, use bulleted lists.
  • Links to PDFs should open in a new window.
  • Paste using plain text only.
  • Pictures loaded should have a tag (a descriptive name) for visually impaired viewers.
  • Review department pages frequently for up to date content, especially calendar or news items.
  • The use of ALL CAPS is not acceptable.
  • Unpublish (hide) pages that don't have content.
  • Use "chunking" to break up large areas of text. Use subheadings to let someone know what is contained in the following text. The subheading should be 2 to 3 words from the body of the text.

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