This guide is a starting point for creating LibGuides, library website pages, and other content included in W&M Libraries' websites. It is a collection of best practices and guidelines to organize and present content on a webpage so that it is engaging and informative for our patrons, as well as accessible to all.
The university also has an in-depth writing & style guide that is an excellent reference tool. Some of it is specific to formatting for W&M's content management system, Cascade, but the vast majority is applicable to any website.
The web evolves constantly, and so too its best practices! Please share other resources for writing and organizing content, and feel free to ask questions about the guidelines. This guide is a living document that will change as we revamp the Libraries website.
This guide covers the following concepts: