The 'See also' box is for including related links to other sources of information.
Using the 'See also' box
- The link must be directly related to the content on that page and add value.
- The link must either direct the reader to an external website or to an ECU web page outside of the section you are working within.
- A link to an external website should open in a new web browser window.
- A link to an ECU web page should open in the same web browser window.
- The link must not take your reader to an ECU web page visible in the left menu from the page that you are working on.
- Aim to keep the 'See also' box to a maximum of five links.
Naming a 'See also' link
- Names of 'See also' links should replicate the website name or ECU page title you are taking the visitor to.
- Do not use punctuation in a 'See also' box unless it is part of the website or web page name (no full stops).
- E.g. the 'See also' name for the URL http://www.austchinaalumni.org/ would be: Australia China Alumni Association (ACCA)
- Do not write ‘website’ after the name.
Acknowledge the external resource
It is good practice to acknowledge the external website you are providing in the 'See also' box, within your content. This can be as simple as writing the following line at the end of your content block or paragraph that relates to the website:
For more information, visit the Australia China Alumni Association website.
Referring to an internal resource
If you provide a 'See also' link to an ECU web page, it is not necessary to also provide this link within your content. Simply mentioning the relevant information and page title in your content is sufficient and naming the 'See also' link that of the page title.
If you haven't already mentioned this page within your content, you should reconsider its value as a 'See also'.
Links in documents
On your web pages, avoid adding links within your content unless they are absolutely necessary. Follow these rules.
- Do not write 'click here' or similar. Rewrite the sentence so the title of the website or document is linked. E.g. For more information see the Melanoma Research web page.
- Do not include ECU or the faculty name/acronym in a link unless it is the official name. E.g. Do not write: See the FBL School of Accounting, Finance and Economics web page. Just write the school. E.g. See the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics web page.
- Do not include naked links (http://www.ecu.edu.au/). If necessary, write www.ecu.edu.au but aim to write the name of the website instead (as in above examples).
- When linking to ECU web pages, do not include ECU in the name unless it is the official title. E.g. ECU Art Collection – is correct, it is the official name. E.g. ECU School of Engineering – is incorrect, the official name is 'School of Engineering'.
- Ensure linked websites or web pages are sentence case and title case for proper nouns only. E.g. Centre for Learning and Development.
Linking to web pages or website
- If you are linking to an ECU web page, write 'web page' after the linked name, not 'website'.
- If you are linking to a website external to ECU, write 'website' after the linked name.