Office of Communications and Marketing

Academic Web Design Standards

Skidmore College utilizes CMS templates to ensure that college web pages meet the basic graphic identity standards.  The Academic template of the CMS provides the following standard features:

User studies prior to the implementation of CMS indicated that visitors in search of this information had difficulties locating it.  In order to better serve the target population for academic information (prospective students and families, and current students), the information for those top links is standard across all academic sites.  It is pulled directly from the online college catalog, and may be updated by contacting the catalog administrator (with confirmation from the Curriculum Committee and the Dean of the Faculty.)

If academic pages are not created using CMS templates, they should adhere to the basic Web Design Standards of Skidmore College.


This policy is subject to change as new standards are deeemed necessary.  This version is based on the 2009 edition of the Graphic Standards manual, but contains more up-to-date information and thus shall be considered the official statement regarding web design standards.  If you have any questions, or wish to report an error, please contact the Web Development team of the Office of Communications and Marketing.