The NERC website draws on the knowledge and skills of lots of different people - information holders, writers, editors, designers and developers.
Users of this site need it to be as consistent and easy-to-use as possible. That means everyone involved in producing pages for this site should follow a common set of procedures and guidelines. These cover:
- Procedure - an overview of what to do to add new or amend existing web pages
- Writing style guide - make every word count by writing for an online readership
- Page structure - how to arrange content to work as web pages
- Links - bookmarks, related and external hyperlinks and how to include them on your page
- Images - what and when to use to increase a page's impact
- Downloads and documents - how and when to put content separate from the web page
- Accessibility - how to make sure content complies with legislation
- Maintenance - why pages must be checked and updated, not forgotten
- News - publicising site and other updates using the range of news channels
The following pages are also available for reference. They define the 'look and feel' of this website, and so are mostly for internal reference rather than something to which you would refer whilst preparing new content.
- Design - page layout, navigation elements (header, side bar and crumb trail)
- Style - colour palette, fonts and related design aspects
If there's something that is not covered in these notes or you need urgently do get in touch with us: