Website Standards and Guidelines

As a Website Editor, you play a critical role in helping maintain the content accuracy of the website and upholding the Delta College brand. While editing, there are basic web standards as well as Delta College Brand standards that you should follow.

General Standards

  • It is important that all content you add to the website, both written and visual, follow the standards outlined in the Delta College Brand standards, Website Visual Guide, and Writing Style Guide.
  • Think about what you put on your page, keep your audience in mind and be clear and concise in your messaging.
  • Limit the number of documents. Instead, think about making your PDF into a web page.
  • Do not create pages or sections with "Coming Soon" or "Under Construction." The best practice is to wait until the content is completed before publishing the page.
  • Prior to publishing, look at your web page on multiple devices (phone, tablet, computer, TV) to make sure it looks correct on all.

Text Standards

  • Only use Delta College web fonts and styles, and web primary and secondary colors.
  • Proofread your text and make necessary spelling and grammar edits prior to publishing.
  • Be concise and clear in your content. No jargon and be straight to the point.
  • Speak to your audience using the first and second person.
  • Avoid using excessive styles (i.e. too much bold or italics).
  • Don't write in all capital letters or with too many exclamation points.