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For Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) websites, use these quality assurance (QA) checklists for websites and Web pages in Energy.gov's content management system (CMS) to ensure they meet mandatory requirements:

Page-by-Page Checklist

To ensure individual Web pages meet all of EERE's requirements, use this QA checklist for general users to review individual Web pages before they go live.

General Requirements
  Content has been reviewed for spelling.
  The summary field is filled in
  Pages have appropriate intro text
  Page is in the correct groups audience
  All links work
  Internal links use node IDs
508
Images have descriptive alt text
  Hero images are at least 1000px wide
  Optional, but preferred: Hero images are landscape, not portrait
  Links to PDF files on energy.gov go to the download pages, not directly to the PDF.
508
Colored graphics have sufficient contrast to meet Section 508 requirements
508
Graphics do not flash in the range of 4 to 59 flashes per second.
508
Data tables designate which cells are headers. (Right click in the cell to bring up the cell > cell properties, then select "header" under cell type.)
  Optional: If using blocks, all blocks have been added to page

 

Article Pages
  The article type has been selected
  Optional: If article needs to be pulled into a listing, it has the required topic, office-specific topic, or keyword

 

Contributor Pages
  Hero images are at least 1000px wide
 

Optional, but preferred: Hero images are landscape, not portrait

 

Headshots are either cropped as a square or a horizontal rectangle with the subject centered

 

Headshots are at least 500px wide

 

The name, title, summary, and biography fields are filled in

 

Download Pages
508

PDFs follow EERE's requirements for PDFs

 

The summary field and body text are filled in

 

The title of the page is descriptive and does not use the file name (for example,annual_report.pdf)

 

The link text is descriptive and does not use the file name

 

Event Pages
508

The event type is selected

508

Date includes both start and end date and/or time

508

Time is in correct time zone

508

Any topics, office-specific topics, or keywords required for the event listing are entered

 

Website Checklist

Use this QA checklist to ensure new or redesigned energy.gov websites meet EERE's requirements.

General Requirements
508

Animations, audio files, and videos follow the requirements in EERE's multimedia QA checklist

 

Multimedia is responsive

 

Videos have been uploaded to the DOE YouTube channel

 

If the site uses three column landing pages, those pages does not have hero images

 

Optional, but recommended: If site has left nav, pages are either

  • Added to left nav with a navigation label, or
  • Added to left nav with a hidden navigation label to keep the appropriate portion of navigation open

 

Blocks
 

Images are at least 800px wide

 

Headers appropriately match body content

 

Left Rail
  Left rail navigation has been approved by the Web Template Coordinator
  Navigation labels do not exceed three levels
  Navigation labels do not exceed two lines of text

 

Video Pages
  Video has been uploaded to DOE's YouTube channel
  Video page is in the correct groups audience
508
The video's text version has been copied into the "transcript" field
  The summary field is filled in