What Should You Do When You Need a Short URL?

clock April 26, 2013 16:42
The Links page on Communication Standards now includes a section on link shortening services. But when should you use them? That's a whole other question. [More]

The External Website Pop-Up

clock August 30, 2012 18:54
You may have noticed that you now get a pop-up window when you click on an EERE link that points to a website outside of EERE. This pop-up is a new part of EERE's linking policy. EERE's always required that you spell out where a link will go in the link or the descriptive text around it. But now we've supplemented this with a pop-up window. [More]

Podcast 7: Linking to Native File Formats and PDFs

clock June 3, 2011 13:36
The next podcast in the Introduction to Standards podcast series is out! Podcast #7, Linking to Native File Formats and PDFs, explains how to link to the many things on your websites that aren't Web pages.

If you want to automatically receive updates when new podcasts are posted, you can you can sign up using the RSS feed. And if you haven't done that before, but want to learn how, you can learn about what RSS feeds are and how to use them. [More]

Making Links to PDF and Native File Formats a Little Easier

clock November 12, 2010 15:47
Back in August, we announced that we were changing the way we linked to PDFs and Native Files. The new style is easier: Instead of including the file size and a download to a plugin, you just link the title and include an icon for the file type. [More]

Simplifying the Way You Link to Files

clock August 16, 2010 19:13
In order to comply with Section 508, EERE has always had a standard formula for linking to PDFs: "Name of File (PDF XX KB). Download Adobe Reader." We have similar standards for linking to native files—or, basically, every other file you can link to. In general, these requirements were made to ensure we provided the necessary plug-ins for our users. [More]