New Widgets Page Explains When, Why, and How to Build a Widget

clock June 7, 2012 17:54
In April we announced the new EERE Widget Style Guide, which walked you through what an EERE-branded widget should look like. Now we've put together a page that discusses the entire process of making a widget, from planning to promotion.

The new Widgets page explains when you should build a widget, how to get approval to start, how to design and code your widget, and how to promote it once it's live. [More]

Designing a Widget? Check Out the New Widget Style Guide!

clock April 13, 2012 16:39
For the last few years, widgets have been a popular topic at EERE. And if you've checked out the social media links on the EERE home page, you might have seen a few of the widgets that EERE has created. But if you're interested in making one for your EERE Program or Office, you'll probably want to check out our brand new style guide for widgets. [More]

Podcast #6: How to Create and Run a Blog

clock March 2, 2011 12:59
The sixth podcast in the "Introduction to Standards Podcast" is out! This podcast discusses everything about running a blog on EERE. It explains what you need to think about when starting a blog, what you have to do to get it running, and what you'll need to do to keep it alive. [More]

New Survey Contacts and a Social Media Podcast

clock January 20, 2011 12:39
If you've ever run a public, online survey on the EERE Web site, then you know all about OMB approval. (Or, well, hopefully you do!) The process hasn't changed, but the contacts have, so please check out our page on online surveys. The U.S. Energy Information Administration handles all OMB submissions for DOE, so please remember that they're not EERE employees when you send them questions or requests!

In other news, this has been out for a while, but please check out the podcast about using social media on EERE. The next podcast will be coming out in about a month. That one will be about starting and running a blog.

And, as always, please leave a comment if you have any questions or thoughts! [More]

Learn more about Social Media and RSS Feeds on EERE

clock September 1, 2010 18:33
We've put together two brand new pages that we hope will help you maintain your sites: A page that helps explain how we work with various types of Social Media in EERE, and one that describes how to develop an RSS feed. [More]