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By danpike ·
I would like to know of anyones experiences in implementing specific guidelines for web content development. Our corporation allows many people to create their own web site, and we would like to add guidelines for this to protect the public image.If anyone has experience in doing this, could they please reply?

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by eduardo In reply to web content guidelines

I worked at a college previously where staff members were allowed to make websites for their own departments. One of our biggest concerns was keeping the site with a professional look. One thing that was working for us was creating a basic web template then requiring that all of the departments use that template. If everybody is used to creating their own look and design, it will take some talking to convince them how important it is for your website to look professional. I would make a meeting and tell them that due to our site not being uniform, etc... that we were now requiring that everybody use a basic template for their site. This would require a good presentation explaining to them how your organization uses the website to expressorganization, professionalism, quality, etc...

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by danpike In reply to web content guidelines

Sorry, I was already aware of this, I am more interested in finding answers regarding the implementation of such stratergies... Things such as hitches, things to look out for and experiences from previous attempts...

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by james.schlitter In reply to web content guidelines

We have two guidelines:
Internet - content must adhere to corporate template and style sheets, and all content must be reviewed by senior management before it is published. This is a customer facing site and must project the corporate image!
Intranet - corporate template and style sheets are recommended, but not mandatory. Every division has a linkpoint where they can publish their own material at their own discretion (business related content only). Sites are reviewed as time permits as content changes quickly, and inappropriate content or faulty programming dealt with at that time.
We have had very little trouble in getting people to follow these simple rules, and only minor issues with inappropriate content (truck for sale!)

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by catchup In reply to web content guidelines

RE: Coporate Guidelines/web content:

The Corporate web site, as a whole and independent of contributors IE: Personal, personel websites, deffinately should have an exact theme throughout the site. The contributing personel who elect to build their own web sites that are residing under the corporate web site should be professional and follow the overall corporate theme. Meaning, stay with the business at hand.

As for a specific look and feel throughout these personal sites, that is very much like being told what color tie to wear to work. We all should dress for success and we never like to see a fellow employee come into the office wearing rags and smelling bad however, it would be a very boring world if we all had to wear the sameclothes and comb our hair the same way.

No, I don't feel that personal websites should look like the corporate site. Quite the contrary. One should not try to stifle creativity. As long as the personal site is "Business as usual" and pleasing to the eye, I say let er' buck!

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