Content and Information Architecture Specification

This is a design manual that provides user-tested templates, navigation and information architecture models for presenting and organizing content for

Use it with the Content Style Guide when you're developing content.

You are required under the Directive on the Management of Communications to follow this manual and the previously mentioned style guide for online content.

The concepts and rules are regularly updated based upon the results of ongoing usability testing cycles.

Version 1.4


Table of contents

Summary of changes

Here are the changes we made to this version of the specification.


Headers, footers and navigation

Templates and detailed specifications

Common design patterns

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ISBN: 978-0-660-09331-4

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