Sub-sites and Event Websites

Sub-sites and event websites are welcomed to use the web templates as well. For those not using templates or heavily customizing templates, the following guidelines must follow:

  • A CityU logo must appear at the top left hand corner of all web pages, which links back to the CityU homepage (www.cityu .edu.hk).
  • A hyperlink or logo must appear at the header of all web pages, which identifies and links back to the corresponding office in charge (e.g. college, department, administrative unit, research centre).
  • A list of hyperlinks at the footer of all web pages, including "Privacy Policy", "Copyright", "Disclaimer" and "Accessibility". They may link back to the corresponding pages in CityU Homepage.
  • Sub-sites and event websites should maintain a clear and consistent CityU brand identity. For visual design, please refer to the CityU Logo Guidelines by CPRO.
  • Sub-sites and event websites should try to provide their mobile version, to be usable by the increasing mobile users.
  • Sub-sites and event websites are covered by the University-Wide​ Web Accessibility Policy, and must include reasonable efforts to conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 standard, Level AA conformance.
  • For official photos of the University, please refer to the CityU Album by CPRO.

Testing and Quality Assurance

Any university website, regardless of using the web templates or not, should be checked for the followings before being published:

  • The website should be tested on the most popular desktop browsers, including IE, Chrome, Safari and Firefox.
  • Every web page should be tested on the most popular mobile platforms, including Android and iOS, without resizing issues.
  • Any web contents, including texts, images, videos and documents, should conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 standard, Level AA conformance (see Accessibility page).
  • Every web page should be validated against W3C Markup Validation Service and W3C CSS Validation Service.
  • Every piece of web content should be checked for spelling mistakes.
  • Every web page should be checked against broken links and outdated information regularly.