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Templates

All public-facing VA websites must conform to the common look and feel established by the Web Governance Board.

Websites will adhere to VA Handbook 6102 and the guidance provided on this site.  Websites must also follow direction provided in the VA Graphic Standards Guide.

Refer to the Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, National Cemetery Administration, and Office of Public and Intergovermental Affairs for specific examples of each type of page.

Landing pages introduce main site areas.  The template includes a carousel, brief introduction and navigation linking to secondary content.  It may also include quick links and help or contact information specific to the topic.  An optional “tabs” group is available for body content on landing pages only.

Standard elements are the header, mega menu, left navigation (specific to the Administration or VA Central Office), and footer.  These elements are automatically included (and updated as necessary) on all forms-based sites that are created and maintained in the Enterprise Content Management System.

Wireframe of the Landing Page Template
Wireframe of the Landing Page Responsive Design Template

Content Pages with Right Column are the pages used for all other content within a VA site.  The right column provides the site specific navigation links and can be used for contact information as well as social media information specific to the site owner.  Information contained in this section will be presented on all pages within the site.

Wireframe of the Content Page with Right Column Template
Wireframe of the Content Page with Right Column Responsive Design Template

Content Pages without Right Column provide an alternative type of page with a wider content layout.  Use of these pages, however, removes the site specific navigation provided by the “right column.“  Make sure that your site can be navigated with ease by visitors when using this type of page.

Wireframe of the Content Page without Right Column Template
Wireframe of the Content Page without Right Column Responsive Design Template
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