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Web Standard: Web Area Home Page


The page that serves as the introduction to a web area, such as resource directory and microsite homepages.

Content Requirements

See the resource directory standard and microsite standard for their requirements.

All web area home pages must:

  • Be written for the general public (for an 8th grade reading level).
  • Have introductory text fewer than 50 words.
  • primarily include links to related top task content.

About this Standard

All EPA public web content must adhere to the EPA Web Standards, the U.S. Web Design System guidelines, and the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act.

Original effective date: 01/01/2004
Last approved on: 07/08/2020
Web Council review by: 07/08/2023 (or earlier if deemed necessary by the Web Council)