Information presented on the PC website should be accurate, timely
and germane, while still allowing for an appropriate measure of freedom of
expression. For these reasons, a periodic review and evaluation of sites is
needed. This Web page guideline procedure is the first step in establishing
reasonable standards. The procedures include a listing of page elements,
recommended style guidelines and suggestions.
Any PC staff member wishing to develop a website, or update/maintain an existing site, should contact
the Web Site Coordinator for a log-in and password to the PC web site.
PC Web Site Coordinator:
The Porterville College Web Site Coordinator reviews all PC website content submissions and website links. The Coordinator monitors
materials attached to the PC home page for compliance to Porterville College
and Accessibility standards.
Before content is submitted to the Web
Site Coordinator, Division Chairs or the appropriate department head may review
them and sign-off.
New content or changes to Web pages are to be submitted in final,
formatted form, either in a text document or in the body of an email. Please
don't expect the Website Coordinator to re-type or "clean-up" your
content (i.e., no abbreviations, data items should be formatted in tables,
headings formatted, etc.)
Web pages represent both the college and the faculty or staff member’s best effort. The pages should:
- Reflect a high level of excellence related to the educational program, student service areas or college activities;
- Support the mission and goals of the college
General Website Content Standards:
pages must conform to Section 508 Accessibility Standards. (Please see Accessibility
College’s name must appear in the page title and near the top of the page.
returning to the PC home page: www.portervillecollege.edu must be on each page.
title of the department or division or subject identifier should be located
near the top of the web page.
initiator is responsible for the currency and revision of his/her web site.
approved by division or department heads are published to the web server and,
after review by the Web Site Coordinator, linked to the PC Web Page.
links are related to the website theme.
It is important to the college that our web sites:
correct and timely information.
content appropriate for our audience.
easy to use.
with Section 508 and other applicable laws.
interactive where appropriate. (Use technology for a purpose)
correct grammar and spelling.
As such, we recommend the following policies:
few exceptions, sites that aren’t updated at least once in the last 6 months will
reviews are recommended. Exceptions will include archived information like past
class schedules, catalogs, publications, history, etc.
to create a website obligates the requestor to update the site regularly as if
it were part of their job description. If at any point a site doesn’t have someone
assigned to update it regularly, the site will be removed.
will be managed and updated by staff and faculty around the campus but the Website
Coordinator will manage the placement of the content within our site. Content that is
particularly useful and is regularly updated will be featured more prominently.
These materials or practices are unacceptable because they may
violate copyright laws, accepted practice or protocol:
materials in any form, unless granted written permission and identified as such
information as defined by laws or KCCD policy.
or videos of persons without the authors/publishers expressed written
private or commercial activities or advertisements.
content/material prohibited by law or KCCD policy.
Division/Department Home Page Standards:
In addition to the items listed above, the following standards are
of the division/department
of the division/department programs
of faculty members: email addresses
and email address to Division Chair or Division contact person
Faculty/Staff Home Page Requirements:
and Staff may request websites housed on the home.portervillecollege.edu domain. The following guidelines
taught and/or services provided
(optional, service available from Web Site Coordinator)
- Biographical background:
education and/or experience
and Background Guidelines:
Graphics and background
can add attractive enhancements to a website. Developers should use them to
enhance their site. These guidelines are provided to support these enhancements:
- GIF and JPEG are the
preferred formats for graphics or digital photos.
- Attractive backgrounds
benefit from light colored, pastel or faded graphics. An attractive background
is easier to display legible text.
- Avoid bright,
- Keep animations to a
minimum. (only one per page)
- Blinking images or text
violates Section 508 guidelines, as does the “marquee” function.
- Related pages should use
commonly colored backgrounds for consistency.
- Section 1194.22, (c) Web
pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also
available without color, for example from context or markup.
Websites are built to
work. Computerized devices don’t always work as they should, so developers are
required to test their website. The following are some possible steps:
- View pages through an
Internet browser to check for errors.
- Cross check errors: run
through two or more browsers to ensure maximum compatibility; for example,
Netscape 4.0 or higher and Microsoft Explorer 4.0 or higher.
- Test links to assure
that they go to the intended website.
- Return linked sites to
source home page.
The PC site showcases current and upcoming events or activities.
If there is something that faculty or staff would like placed on the site,
contact the Web Site Coordinator.
The PC website, like the Internet, is in a constant state of flux.
The basic nature of both systems is change.