Development Standards

Development standards for websites.

Responsive

A responsive website can be rendered, navigated and utilized on many different combinations of devices and browsers.

  • Browser compatibility – the website should be accessible by different versions of the most common web browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc.)
Accessible

An Accessible website can support browsers outfitted with functionality that allows users with disabilities to use your website and allows all users to load, view, understand and use the site with ease.
Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including:

Web accessibility also benefits people without disabilities, for example:

  • people using mobile phones, smart watches, smart TVs, and other devices with small screens, different input modes, etc.
  • older people with changing abilities due to ageing
  • people with “temporary disabilities” such as a broken arm or lost glasses
  • people with “situational limitations” such as in bright sunlight or in an environment where they cannot listen to audio
  • people using a slow Internet connection, or who have limited or expensive bandwidth
Navigation

A navigable website should allow a user to browse to, bookmark and exit from any page or exhibit on the website.

Recoverability

Websites, related databases and media should be backed up regularly.

Relevancy

 

Content

 

Standards
Design
Innovation & Technology
Originality

Does the website stand out from other province or alumni/undergraduate chapter websites? If the answer is yes then the site is original.

Legality
Supportable

A supportable website can be maintained and upgraded to protect user data and secure the site from malicious intent.

Chapter & Related Entity Websites

Chapter Certification Procedure

The Chapter must submit its Website Link and the names, emails and phone numbers of the primary and secondary web masters. If there is a third party vendor responsible for the website and its content, the same contact information for the vendor should be submitted as well. If the chapter has a Kappa League with its own website, the same contact information must be submitted for the person and/or company responsible for its contents. Documentation must be included, signed by the Polemarch, Vice Polemarch, KOR, KOE of the Chapter, all Webmasters and where applicable, the Advisor, stating that each member of the Chapter understands that:

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