Communication Standards Podcast: Alt Text

clock August 24, 2010 11:43
The third podcast in the "Introduction to Standards" podcast series has been released! This episode covers a topic that everyone who has ever done work on the Web should be familiar with: Alt text! [More]

Updates to the EERE Style Guide

clock June 11, 2010 17:49
(EDIT: I didn't say it explicitly in the post below, so I apologize! Please note, EERE's Style Guide is only for Web sites. It does not have any information for print products.)

One of the most interesting findings from the Communication Standards survey was that the EERE Style Guide is one of the most widely-used and popular resources on the entire site. So we've been going over the style guide and making some updates to make it more useful for you. [More]

Share your Thoughts and Feedback on Communication Standards!

clock January 20, 2010 17:30
Have you ever had trouble finding something on Communication Standards? Have you ever found a page difficult to understand or confusing? Or have you ever really enjoyed a page, really found it useful, and wanted to tell someone about it? [More]

The New EERE Linking Policy

clock January 8, 2010 18:06
We've recently updated EERE's Linking Policy to make it clearer and easier to understand. The Linking Policy explains how and when you can link to any Web site outside of EERE and, as a site-wide policy, it can be found in the footer of every page on EERE, in the EERE Web Policies. [More]

Today is World Usability Day – How will YOU Celebrate It?

clock November 12, 2009 12:57
Across the world, designers of everything from cell phones to Web sites are celebrating World Usability Day today. Founded in 2005 as an initiative of the Usability Professionals' Association, World Usability Day is an annual event highlighting the importance of good design and ease-of-use in everyday products and services, including government Web sites.

Today is the day to commit to making your site or application more usable over the coming year—you can start by setting up a free usability consult with Wendy Littman ( or 301-525-7521), or read on for other simple ideas. [More]