Web Standards & Style Guide

Overview of Web Standards
Why are Web Standards Important?  WSU’s website (www.winona.edu) is the primary source of public information for the campus community and the public. It...
Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 11:55 AM
Content Ownership & Management Expectations
Departments manage their own content because they are the experts on the details of their academic programs, services and all the work that they do to suppo...
Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 11:42 AM
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
Archiving Content
The WSU website is intended to be a source of current information, not a library or archive of past materials.  Keeping old information on the website c...
Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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...
Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 4:14 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
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
What is Search Engine Optimization?  You can have the most fantastic website, but no one will ever use it if they can't find it. That's where ...
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 2:30 PM