Web Standards Handbook

386 DM 3 Web Standards Handbook
Office of the Chief Information Officer

In February 2006, the Ofllce ofthe ChiefInformation Officer released the Departmental Web Standards Handbook as a guide to the minimum and recommended requirements for Department of the Interior bureau and office Web sites. This Handbook supplemented the requirements prescribed by 386 Departmental Manual 3 and established Department-wide policies and procedures for the proper implementation ofall Federal laws, regulations and policies, including the recent Office of Management and Budget policies, related to Federal Agency Public Web sites. This Handbook was not designed to be used as a detailed "how to" manual for the development and maintenance ofWeb sites. Rather, bureaus and offices should use these standards as a basis for developing their own, more detailed, guidelines for their Web sites, which may also include bureau-specific requirements such as visual identity or branding elements.