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Required Elements

It's highly recommended that university sites not falling under a particular school use the departmental templates. To request a Cascade or NUSites site using the templates, contact OGMC Digital.

Context Navigation

Visitors must be able see how they reached a particular point so that they can understand a site's architecture, and get back to where they came from if they make a "wrong turn." This can be accomplished via a hierarchical navigation menu or breadcrumb navigation.

Standard Footer

Title Tag

Title tags must exist on every single page.  Title tags should contain the unit name followed by "Northwestern University." The following format is highly recommended:

Page Title: Unit Title - Northwestern University

The title is one important element for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). For more about how the title and other format elements contribute to SEO, see Optimizing Your Content for Search.

University Search

See developer resources for search box implementation.