WHAT IS REQUIRED ON A WEB PAGE?
All home pages must have the following elements:

HEADER FOR DIVISION AND DEPARTMENTAL HOME PAGES:
This page provides an example of this standard.

  • The WOU masthead needs to be centered at the top of the page.
  • All text must be on a light-colored and non-distracting background, preferably plain white.
  • Text needs to be in a readable color. Try to avoid colors such as yellow or lime green for type usage.
  • Scrolling should be limited to 3 screen lengths vertical at 800x600 resolution.
    Pages should not contain horizontal scrolling.
  • Body text should not be reduced below the default size.

HEADER FOR ALL OTHER PAGES (except faculty home pages):
For an example page see http://www.wou.edu/wou/helpprob.html.

  • The WOU logo needs to be centered at the top of the page.
  • The wouhead.gif graphic links to University's Visual Guidelines page.
  • All text must be on a light-colored and non-distracting background, preferably plain white.
  • Text needs to be in a readable color. Try to avoid colors such as yellow or lime green for type usage.
  • Scrolling should be limited to 3 screen lengths vertical at 800x600 resolution.
    There should be no horizontal scrolling.
  • Body text should not be reduced below the default size.
  • View page source for this page to obtain and copy the correct URL addresses for the header and footer.

FOOTER FOR ALL PAGES: The following items are demonstrated at the base of this page. They should be centered.

  • The mascot graphic
  • Helpful Sites: Directory | Home | Site index | Help | Search WOU
  • Copyright information and a link to the site guidelines.
    Example: Copyright © 2000 Western Oregon University. Site guidelines.
  • Send comments and questions about this page to:
    (E-MAIL CONTACT ADDRESS)
    Example: webmaster@wou.edu
    (Note: please do not use 'webmaster@wou.edu' as a contact address for any pages that you create. Use the address of your department's web person, or your own address.)
  • Last Modified on (DATE).
    Example: 24OCT2000
  • Regularly update page information and date in footer. VERY IMPORTANT.

FOR PAGES WITH FRAMES:

Note: we prefer that frames not be used.
If you must use them, the following standards apply
in addition to the specifications above:

  • Frames need to be limited to a left-hand column and one target area.
  • The left-hand column can be no more than 200 pixels wide.
  • Frame widths must be specified as pixels rather than percentages.
  • Text must be on a white background in both areas.
HTML CODE TEMPLATES: (Please contact the webmaster at webmaster@wou.edu if you need help with HTML.)

 

HTML Template for division/department home pages:

<HTML>
<HEAD>
    <TITLE>Western Oregon University Site Guidelines</TITLE>
</HEAD>

<BODY BGCOLOR="#ffffff" vlink="#CC2222">
<BASEFONT SIZE=2>

<DIV ALIGN=CENTER>
<map name="Masthead_Map">
    <area shape="RECT" coords="96,13,130,31" href="http://www.wou.edu/">
    <area shape="RECT" coords="140,12,216,31" href="/directory">
    <area shape="RECT" coords="419,13,473,31" href="/sites">
    <area shape="RECT" coords="475,12,507,31" href="/wouhelp">
    <area shape="RECT" coords="513,13,552,31" href="/search">
</map>
<IMG border=0 height=33 width=630 src="/images/woumasthead.gif" useMap=#Masthead_Map>
</DIV>

ENTER YOUR PAGE INFORMATION HERE.

<DIV align="CENTER">

<MAP NAME="Mascot_Map">
<AREA SHAPE="polygon" COORDS="1,3,39,93,69,105,106,104,106,2" href="/home">
</MAP>
<P><IMG src="/images/woumascot.gif" ALIGN="BOTTOM" BORDER="0"
    ALT="WOU Mascot" USEMAP="#Mascot_Map"></P>

<P> <FONT FACE="Arial" size="2"><B>HELPFUL SITES</B><BR>
<A href="/directory">Directory</A> | <A href="/home">Home</A>
  | <A href="/sites">Site index</A> | <A href="/wouhelp">Help</A>
  | <A href="/search">Search WOU</A><BR>
<FONT SIZE="1">Copyright © 1999 Western Oregon University.
<A href="/guidelines">Site guidelines.</A><BR>
Send comments and questions about this page to:
<A HREF="mailto:CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS">CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS</A><BR>
Last Modified on LAST MODIFIED DATE.</FONT></P>

</DIV>
</BODY>
</HTML>

 

HTML Template for normal pages:

<HTML>
<HEAD>
    <TITLE>Western Oregon University Site Guidelines</TITLE>
</HEAD>


<BODY BGCOLOR="#ffffff" vlink="#CC2222">
<BASEFONT SIZE=2>

<DIV ALIGN=CENTER>
<IMG border=0 height=35 width=199 src="/images/wouhead.gif">
</DIV>

ENTER YOUR PAGE INFORMATION HERE.

<DIV align="CENTER">

<MAP NAME="Mascot_Map">
<AREA SHAPE="polygon" COORDS="1,3,39,93,69,105,106,104,106,2" href="/home">
</MAP>
<P><IMG src="/images/woumascot.gif" ALIGN="BOTTOM" BORDER="0"
    ALT="WOU Mascot" USEMAP="#Mascot_Map"></P>

<P> <FONT FACE="Arial" size="2"><B>HELPFUL SITES</B><BR>
<A href="/directory">Directory</A> | <A href="/home">Home</A>
  | <A href="/sites">Site index</A> | <A href="/wouhelp">Help</A>
  | <A href="/search">Search WOU</A><BR>
<FONT SIZE="1">Copyright © 1999 Western Oregon University.
<A href="/guidelines">Site guidelines.</A><BR>
Send comments and questions about this page to:
<A HREF="mailto:CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS">CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS</A><BR>
Last Modified on LAST MODIFIED DATE.</FONT></P>

</DIV>
</BODY>
</HTML>

WOU Mascot

HELPFUL SITES
Directory | Home | Site index | Help | Search WOU
Copyright © 1999 Western Oregon University. Site guidelines.
Send comments and questions about this page to: webmaster@wou.edu
Last Modified on 24OCT2000.