LLA Style Guidelines


Style Guidelines

If all the FoE web editors generally use the same set of styles in the same way, the web site will look neat and coherent — not as if 8 different people are starting from scratch!

Main Headings are Capitalized, in Style “Heading 3”

On simple pages, the main headings (below the page title)  are in style “Heading 3”.  These headings have capital letters like a newspaper headline.
The subtext like this sentence is in style “Paragraph”.  How can you tell?   Log in as webeditor. Put your cursor on a word in this sentence.  Look at the toolbar, just below the B for BOLD icon. The Style box says “Paragraph”.   This automatically sets the boldness, font size, color etc, for you.

Important Information Should be Above this Part of the Page

After only a couple headers with short paragraphs, most viewers will have to scroll to see the lower part of the page.  Many people don’t realize that there is more below this point, so try to put the important part on the top of the page.  Be sure to PREVIEW your page before you publish.

Link Guidelines

When making a link, click “Open link in a new window/tab” to give it a check mark…

  • for links that are NOT on FriendsofEdgewood.org site (like CNPS)
  • for PDF’s or Trail maps (like Trail Map)
  • for other items that don’t have a way to get quickly back to the FoE web site

Make sure  “Open link in a new window/tab” is NOT checked when linking to a web page on the FriendsofEdgewood.org site (like Hours)

Privacy Guideline

Do NOT put your personal phone number or email on the web site.   These can be easily picked up by automated web page readers and used to spam you!  Use the official “@Friendsof Edgewood” email contact, and the 866-Go-Edgewood phone number.


Have you noticed other consistent patterns or good examples on the FoE site? If so, please add them here!

Updated: Laurie A 2/18/2012