Web Standards & Style Guide

Writing for Web Audiences
Users "read" the web differently than print. In fact, they often don't read-- they scan. People rarely read webpages word for word, and gener...
Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 10:47 AM
Single-Sourcing of Content
To ensure accuracy, information must be "single sourced" by linking to the official webpage that is the “owner” or origin of the information.  ...
Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 2:46 PM
Web Style Guide
Creating and maintaining a website is complex and requires the whole WSU team to work together. It is important to ensure that we create a site that has a c...
Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 12:03 PM
Quality Assurance
What is Quality Assurance? Quality assurance is a fancy way of saying that we put in the effort to make sure our websites are free of spelling mistakes,...
Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 2:15 PM
Accessibility
What is Web Accessibility?  Web accessibility refers to whether or not people with disabilities can easily use a website. Creating an accessible website...
Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Readability
What is Readability? The term “readability” refers to how easy it is to read and understand written text. Every single written document— webpages, blog ...
Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 2:29 PM
Naming URLs
A URL is the address of webpage (https://www.winona.edu for instance). People can see a webpage's URL in search results and in the address bar of their...
Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 3:50 PM
Meta Data
Meta data exists "behind the scenes" on a website and most people don't realize it's there. However, meta data is critical because it&#x...
Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 3:17 PM
Consistent Navigation
Surfing. Browsing. The words used to describe visiting web pages reflect the dynamic nature of the web. Users who come to your site will need your help to g...
Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 2:05 PM
Page Titles
Just as you wouldn’t publish a book or a scholarly article without a title, webpages should not be published without page titles for the same reason-- witho...
Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 2:32 PM