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Web Checklist

This checklist provides a quick overview of items to include on your department Web site to ensure compliance with the Guide to Web Standards:

  • Kent State Logo (appropriate usage and placement)
  • Meta Tags
  • Page Header
    • Name of Respective Entity
    • Link to Entity Home Page (if not in footer)
    • KSU Logo as a Link to University Home Page
  • Page Footer
    • Link to Entity Home Page (if not in header)
    • Copyright Information
    • Time Stamp (Date of Last Update)
    • Updated Contact Information
      • Name 
      • Phone Number
      • Address (Physical Location) 
      • E-Mail Address
  • Consistent Site Navigation
    • Annual Audits
  • Alt Tags
  • Compliance with Section 508 of Rehabilitation Act 
    • Link to Lift, the university's text-only generator (visit webmaster's code page for details)
  • Security and Maintenance of Department Servers (if applicable)
  • Compliance with Commercial Sponsorship Policy (if applicable) 
  • Content Style: Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law and Guide to University Style
  • Appropriate Use of Copyrighted/Trademarked Material (if applicable)
  • Design Standard Recommendations for Sites not Using Institutional Templates
  • Test for Browser Compatibility and Usability

Note: Web site color values are determined according to hexidecimal colors. These colors for Kent State are:

  • Gold - FFAB1B
  • Blue - 0A0D6F

For a detailed explanation about any of these checklist items, refer to the respective section of the Guide to Web Standards