Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Websites for community archives

We recommend that web sites have

  • Clear menus
  • Uncluttered screens
  • Images described in tool tips (little pop-up notes)
  • Clear navigation and layout
  • No long sections of text
  • Judicious use of images, not over-use
  • Not too many clicks to find material
  • Concise text
  • Consistent layout for pages, a house style
  • Judicious use of colour for font and background; think about colour combinations and readability
  • And meet accessibility guidelines.

Examples and sources of software and advice