Create a Style Guide
Development of a corporate intranet is normally decentralized across individual departments, each
creating its own site and applications. How can a company keep a consistent user experience across
these various sites?
This is accomplished by publishing a style guide. While the publishing guide suggests what should
be on the intranet, the style guide suggests how it should look. The style guide should suggest or
enforce (depending on your corporate culture) standards on the following:
Font size, color and style
Default screen size
Color use for backgrounds and other graphics
Suggested file size for HTML files and graphic files
Authoring standards such as headers, footers and comments
I would suggest creating a Web site on the intranet that promotes these standards. Create a place
where publishers can download templates and see examples.
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