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Compliance Checklist

GUIDELINES Official Web Sites Unofficial Web Sites

Any external advertising has been approved by the appropriate vice president

X X
Requests to outsource or remotely host university-related web sites must be presented and approved by the Web Committee X X
If located on Longwood servers, web page filenames must have .htm or .html extensions (unless reviewed by IITS or managed by a content management system) and be less than 31 characters long including the extension. X X
Image file names must have .gif, .jpg, or .png extensions (usually .gif for line-art and .jpg for photographic images) X X
Images should have a resolution of 72dpi (dots per inch) and should be displayed in their actual size (resizing should be done with a photo editing application and not within the HTML) X X
File names may not contain any "illegal" characters (.. ./ \ : % & spaces) or certain file extensions (.exe .bat .cmd .com .dll) if located on Longwood servers. X X
Conforms to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Priority 1 and Section 508 accessibility requirements (download a printable Section 508 Checklist or use a web accessibility evaluation tool) X X
Is accessible on all major PC and MAC browsers (Internet Explorer 7 and higher, Firefox 3 and higher, Safari, etc) X X
Designed for viewing in multiple screen resolutions including 1024x768 and higher; functional at 800x600 X X
Designed for viewing at various bandwidth connection speeds or provide an alternative for low-bandwidth users X X
Must provide an alternate method for users to view important information or links if using technologies not completely supported X X
Uses web-safe fonts (or fonts optimized for the web via API) only X X
If page collects information from the visitor, a link to Longwood University's privacy statement should be visible on the page X X
When personal information is requested from the visitor, it must be preceded by an explanation of why they are being asked to provide this information X X
Documents, such as PDFs and Word Documents, should be labeled (pdf) or (Word) beside the link
i.e. View the Transcript (pdf)
X O
Uses titles and/or navigational aids to indicate the visitor's location within the Longwood University web site X O
Must be able to use "Back" button or another clearly visible method to return to previously viewed pages if navigation not consistent X O
Date last modified appears on any time-sensitive material X O
Site home page contains contact information (phone, fax, email, mailing address, physical address) for the unit OR a clearly visible "Contact Us" link to a page with this information X O
The Longwood University logotype or wordmark is clearly visible without scrolling X O
Site home page contains a link to Longwood University's home page X O
All pages in the site link back to the site's home page X O
Has consistent navigation options X O
Site's home page is named index.htm or index.html if located on Longwood servers X O
Complies with Longwood University style manual (pdf) regarding Longwood logos, colors, etc. and maintains a coordinated identity for the University X O
Site's home page contains a copyright notice X  
Uses fonts and colors that complement longwood.edu design ("Verdana" for text content, "Georgia" for headers) O  
Links contain relevant text, not "click here" or something similar.
GOOD: "see our Multimedia Archive"
BAD: "click here for our Multimedia Archive"
O O
All pages are accompanied by the official disclaimer that the page contents are not routinely regulated and do not necessarily reflect the views of Longwood University   O

 

X indicates a requirement.
O indicates a recommendation.