Required Elements for the Web

A standard web bar—included at the top of of UO websites—and a web footer are required on all officially identified University of Oregon, office, unit, department, division, school, or college sites using the uoregon.edu domain.

The web bar and footer provide standard navigation to audience-oriented pages and to specific pages focusing on external audiences. The links and graphics are fixed and may not be altered or adapted.

The following links are required in the header:

The following links are required in the footer:

The following language, including the link to the statement of non-discrimination, is required in the footer of all UO websites:

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

This language is now included in the UO Banner Module supported by Digital Communications.

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Suggested Uses

We offer helpful hints, uses cases, and additional graphics files.

A note on search:

A search function for all sites within the uoregon.edu domain is available on the UO homepage within the web bar. Current constraints do not allow for that search function to be broadly applied. But if including a search function on your departmental website, avoid placing the search box within the web bar. See suggested uses for recommendations.

Additional Requirements

Page title tags are required for your site. We recommend using the convention “Department or site name | University of Oregon."

Above the required footer, include a "contact us" link (either a web form or an e-mail address) to your unit so your visitors can ask questions or make comments.

Permissions and Attributions

Site owners are responsible for ensuring they have permission to use all copy, images, and other materials on official UO websites, and that they follow any attribution requirements for such uses. All work must conform with the University of Oregon’s Acceptable Use policy.

Web Signature

  • The signature has been modified for optimum legibility for the web and can only be used embedded in the official banner.
  • No use of college or school secondary signatures or the UO seal is permitted.
  • Approved unit logos may be used at the footer.

Color

Colors of the required elements may not be altered or adapted. All other color use must be consistent with brand-wide requirements on color.

Links

Use natural language for your links, for example, avoid terms like "Click Here," and use instead contextual language describing the link.

Writing for the Web

Links appearing in designated navigation areas of the page do not need to be underlined, however when appearing in body copy, they must be set apart by color, font weight, or other styling.

Unless specifically asking users of your site to "login," avoid placing a "login" link on your site for internal site editors.

Microsites

At times, for specifically themed sub-sites or campaign sites, different graphics may be used in place of the required elements. At least four weeks before planned launch, a design proof must be submitted to Communications, Marketing, and Brand Management, and written approval from the office is required before promoting the site.