Web Standards & Style Guide

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Just as you wouldn’t publish a book or a scholarly article without a title, webpages should not be published without page titles for the same reason-- witho...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
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...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 9:25 AM
Webpage Templates
All webpages in the WSU website are built in one of the following pre-set templates. The templates can be customized with a variety of page elements to best...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 8:48 AM
Page Elements
There are some optional page layout elements that provide structure to the content on a webpage. These page elements are in addition to headings, lists and ...
Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 4:33 PM
Faculty Staff Webpages
Department or Team Directory Page It is standard practice for websites to include a "Meet Our Team" webpage in the left navigation. Such a web...
Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 3:58 PM
Accessible Navigation & Structure
Accessibility standards encompass all aspects of a website. Here are some of the key criteria to ensure that navigation and structural elements are accessib...
Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 10:39 AM
Photos & Graphics
Images are a powerful messaging tool and play an important role on a webpage. They add visual interest that can grab attention as well as convey emotions or...
Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 4:33 PM
PDFs & Other Files
PDFs should be used occasionally in addition to webpages.  The ideal use of a PDF is a form that is meant to be printed and submitted to a department. T...
Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 9:29 AM