Approval checklist

Before each website is approved for publication it will be assessed against a checklist.

1. Layout framework

  1. All ANU sites must adhere to the standard ANU web layout framework. Any deviation must be approved by Marketing & Student Recruitment.

2. Menus

Read Menu area for more information.

  1. All sites must have at least one menu block
  2. The first item on the first menu must be Home
  3. Menu items should be in sentence case
  4. & should be used instead of 'and' on menu items
  5. Menu item labels should match corresponding webpage titles
  6. Off-site links should not appear in the first menu
  7. PDF and other non-webpages should not appear in the menu
  8. The menu should represent the site architecture as logically as possible
  9. Menus should expand and collapse in the expected manner

3. Content

The following points give a basic overview of content issues, but please see the web content authors checklist for more detail.

  1. Headings and page titles should be in sentence case
  2. Heading levels should be applied for structure (rather than appearance)
  3. Pages must comply with the ANU writing style guide. Examples include:
    • no use of ANU's
    • use of full College name in all occurrences (eg. ANU College of ...)
    • correct time date formats
    • expanded acronyms on first use
    • Australian English (use of s not z etc.)
    • proper use of quotation marks - "" for speech, ' for emphasis

4. Appearance

  1. All sites must adhere to the ANU Identity, See the ANU Identity Hub for more details.
  2. Elements must line up with the grid, be responsive and use appropriate styles
  3. Images should use the correct ratios
  4. Colours and backgrounds must be in University colours using relevant styles
  5. Bullet lists should be in an acceptable form

5. Code

  1. Sites must be using Site IDs to deliver items such as the banner, metadata and footer
  2. Metadata should be completed
  3. Code should be valid HTML or XHTML and should refer to valid CSS (check your website validation with W3C)

6. Accessibility

  1. Websites should adhere to Accessibility guidelines - WCAG 2.0 Level AA or greater

Updated:  7 June 2021/ Responsible Officer:  Director Marketing/ Page Contact:  Webstyle