Web Standard: Basic Information Page

Definition

A simple overview of a topic and answers questions like:

  • What's the issue?
  • Why should people care?
  • What is EPA doing about it? (e.g., regulations, partnerships, outreach, enforcement, research, grants)
  • What can you (as a person or as an organization) do about it?

Content requirements

Microsites call this page “Learn About [topic name]”.  Resource directories do not require this page, but it’s recommended. If this page is created for a resource directory, call it “Learn About [topic name]”.

This page is:

  • Written at a level understandable by an 8th grader
  • Linked to from the home page of the web area
  • Linked to in left sidebar on microsites

Example

The basic information page for the Lead microsite, titled "Learn About Lead" and linked to from the sidebar

About this Standard

Effective date: 03/28/2009
Date Approved: 09/12/2012
Web Council review by:  09/02/2014 (or earlier if deemed necessary by the Web Council)