Content conventions for UW-Stout sites

Left Navigation (outlines your site for users):

  • Sections of your site
  • Topics
  • Links to important individual pages
  • Can be edited only by the CommonSpot Administrator, Steve Cox

Center content area or tabs (what they expect to find):

  • News, events, announcements
  • Explanations, processes
  • Calls to action
  • Text
  • Feeds, video, photographs
  • Landing page with link lists

Right Column (auxiliary information and enhancements):

  • Contact Information at the top
  • Social media badges in contact box
  • Additional navigation on deep sites
  • Calls to action
  • Feeds, video
  • Forms
  • Tutorials
  • External resources
  • Links to PDFs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents