SCF Web Publishing Policy
ITAC has approved the Web Subcommittee's recommendation of the following Web publishing
policy. This policy applies to official SCF Web pages published on the College Web
site (www.scf.edu). The Web Subcommittee is authorized to revise the policy and guidelines as necessary
to keep pace with the growth and evolution of the Internet.
Defining an Institutional SCF Web Page
The institutional SCF Web page design is the only approved design for use on the home
page, division and department pages and other designated College pages.
An institutional SCF Web page is any page that:
- Is hosted by the SCF server on the www.scf.edu domain name
- Is available to the public and offers public information
- Has educational or marketing purpose (exception for individual faculty pages)
- Represents SCF's mission
- Is created using Site Builder
Two exceptions to institutional SCF Web pages
1. Pages that are generated by Banner (with the domain name oas1.scf.edu) will adhere
to the SCF identity and appear as much like institutional SCF Web pages as is possible.
2. Pages that are not required to adhere to these guidelines include Web pages created by student organizations
(approved by student activities coordinator), faculty or staff (as permitted by the
College) in the following domain names:
Determining responsible person/owner of Web page
The people responsible for institutional SCF Web pages are the following:
- Academic division pages: Dean of that division
- Academic department pages: Chair of that department
- Administrative department pages: Director of that department
It is the responsibility of these people to ensure that their pages are maintained
and updated. They are responsible to assign someone to do the updates and to allocate
and supervise the Web-related work of that person. The Webmaster is available for
support and training.
The Web communications and publications manager and Webmaster are authorized to remove
inaccurate or out-of-date content or pages. Responsible owners of the Web pages are
notified when this is necessary.
SCF Web Page Design Guidelines
The official SCF header, footer, left sidebar and border shall be used unaltered on
every institutional SCF Web page.
Six heading options are available in the Site Builder template. The Heading 1 option
is required to be used as the first heading on each page. No graphics or other text
may be inserted above or beside Heading 1. Heading 1 should not be used in any other
place but the first heading. Additional heading options can be used at the discretion
of the person creating or updating the page, in the order appropriate for the page's
All body text must be in the "Normal" font option in the Site Builder template. Body
text should always be in black. The only typical exception to black is a link to another
Web page using the Hyperlink option in Site Builder. This text will automatically
be in blue and underlined. Any other exceptions must be approved in advance by the
Web communications and publications manager.
of the official SCF Web Template is available as a reference for staff responsible
for creating and updating content of official pages on the SCF Web site.
Use of College photographs or other images
Images already uploaded into Site Builder are not available for individual use. These
images may be reserved for specific uses or may have copyright agreements that will
be violated by using them on additional Web pages.
For the same reason, photographs in the public affairs and marketing department's
collection cannot be used without that department's advance permission.
Those creating or updating Web pages are welcome to use photos they have taken or
may use someone else's digital photos. To protect the College from liability and copyright
concerns, follow the photography guidelines
when taking and using photographs.
Keep SCF's culture and reputation in mind when choosing photographs, clip art or other
images for placement on a Web page. The Web communications and publications manager
is authorized to remove images if they are deemed inappropriate.
Placement of images
Before uploading and placing any images on the Web site, contact the Webmaster to
determine the best way to upload the image and location for saving it on the Web site
- No images, other than those in the SCF header and sidebar, may be placed above or
beside a page's first heading (using the Heading 1 option).
- Images should not be positioned in the middle of copy or in any manner that interrupts
- Images cannot be distorted (stretched or minimized) to fill a space. If an image needs
to be resized, Computer Services should be contacted for assistance.
- Image file formats must be .gif or .jpg. These are the file types most commonly available
to users of all operating systems.
- Images may be vertical or horizontal.
- Maximum allowable width is 575 pixels wide.
- To maintain a speedy download for the user, the maximum size is 70 KB.
- An image resolution of 72 dpi (dots per inch) is standard for the Web.
If you have the skills and tools to meet these specifications, please adhere to them.
Otherwise, please contact the Webmaster to ensure your photos meet the above specs.
Image compliance with ADA and Section 508
The SCF logo will appear in the header of every Web page. The logo cannot be used
otherwise without permission from public affairs and marketing. Please follow the
when requesting use of the logo.