Web Site Mission/Philosophy
The goal of the www.fnal.gov public web site is to further the science mission of Fermilab, an Office of Science-Department of Energy National Laboratory.
The site furthers the Fermilab mission by focusing on these objectives:
The site is organized as follows:
Navigation "hubs" serve as the basis for content navigation. Secondary level pages will serve as the main points of navigation within the site. View a graphic representation.
All information needed by any visitor must be available through one of the information hubs.
Whenever possible, information is only published once. In other words, if there is a page regarding a conference on B physics in the "events" area, and similar information is needed elsewhere in the site, link to the existing page, don't republish it.
The home page provides easy navigation to the main information hubs (and beyond) with a rollover-based system, allowing direct access to many of the subsections with one click. All viewers regardless of browser level will still be able to navigate to respective hubs and drill down from there. All subpages will contain a standard navigation bar containing links to the home page and all other main navigation hubs. Home page news is updated daily. The home page news box steers traffic in helpful and timely directions. For example, when a new feature is added to the site or a major announcement needs to be made, it can become the focal point of the home page. News items can be changed "on the fly" to address visitor feedback and needs.
The home page and subpages look appealing and professional. The design is inherently usable to all levels of visitors.
Section 508 accessibility conventions are followed whenever possible. Use of compelling, high quality images: Fermilab is a visually compelling site, with many high-quality images available as resources. Additions should use of these resources while still respecting file size and viewing area.
Use of compelling colors and graphics:
The graphics on the site are consistent with respect to color and treatment. Color additions (beyond FNAL blue) should be made within the FNAL legacy colors whenever possible and suitable.