- Supply an online, up-to-date list of organization officers.
- List office location and hours.
- List the organization's purpose statement
- Let students know when and where the student organization meets and how to
get involved in the organization.
- Provide information on timeliness (for example: January 2002; updated
weekly; updated monthly, etc.).
- Provide a section indicating "What's New."
- Provide a caution statement if link will lead to large pages or
- Indicate restricted access where appropriate.
- Avoid browser-specific terminology (for example, "pull down the View menu
and select Source").
- Provide link text that is clear without the link (for example, on a paper
copy of your Web page, the phrase "click here" doesn't make sense).
- Maintain visual consistency across related pages. You could also include a
small graphic that identifies all of the pages of a web site.
- Provide a copyright statement (if and when appropriate).
- Keep home pages short and simple.
- Avoid using large graphics or too many graphics on a single
- Provide navigational aids useful to your users (Link to Home, Table of
Contents, Next Page, etc.).
- Maintain links to mentioned pages.
- Make your Web pages easy to maintain for yourself and anyone who might
maintain them in the future.
- Avoid active links to pages that are in development. Place test or draft
pages in your "test," "temp," or "old" subdirectory. Remember that nothing is
private on the Internet: unlinked pages in your directory may be
- Check your finished page with a variety of browsers, monitors, and from both
network and modem access points. It is also recommended that you check your page
with a Web validation service.
- Think of your users--test with primary user groups (which will be a mix of
users linking through our high-speed network, and users linking via much slower
- Conform to accepted, standard HTML codes. (see
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