Features & Guidance
BNL Web Communication Standards and Guidelines
Note: This website is a reference that supplements the Web Communications subject area.
The Brookhaven National Laboratory website, which receives millions of visits each year, is a gateway to hundreds of websites and thousands of online documents. The BNL website provides access to information about various research programs, technical capabilities and new discoveries. The importance of the BNL website requires it to have a consistent and recognizably professional online presence.
An important step in creating and maintaining a high-quality web presence is standardization. Standardization creates a common look and feel, a unified navigational structure, and consistent presentation quality across diverse departments and organizations.
These Laboratory templates have been designed with ease of use by non-web development experts in mind and draws on several years of experience providing technical support to authors across the Lab.
Converting an Existing Site to Standardized Templates
Complete the online submission form and in the comments field, indicate that you would like to retrofit your site to follow BNL Web Standards. Web Services will then contact you to make arrangements to setup new templates in your website. Please note: reverse-engineering the templates is not an acceptable method of complying with the Web Communications subject area.
Need to set up a website from scratch? See the BNL Web Services site.
The links below provide guidance for using the templates on websites hosted on servers running Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) software (this includes all sites running on www.bnl.gov). See also: guidance on template usage for sites hosted on Unix-based servers.
BNL Web Services creates and maintains websites to meet the Laboratory’s online communications needs. Services include the design of static and dynamic (database-driven) websites, design of customized content management systems, online conference registration services, Google Search Appliance administration, web-based video streaming/multimedia archiving, SSL certificate administration, general user support and new web author training.
Last Modified: May 18, 2009