The Navigation Zone occupies the left portion of every page and includes the site's primary navigation. Primary links should link only to pages within the local site and not to links outside of the immediate site. The navigation system is designed to clearly show site organization in a hierarchical structure, enabling site visitors to immediately understand how the page currently displayed fits in the site's content organization.
Important links that do not link directly to pages within the local site should be positioned below the primary navigation links and separated from the local site navigation links by a dotted line.
The navigation zone background color, width, and edge design/graphics are fixed and must not be altered.
Up to three featured links may be included, but their use is optional.
The featured links are located between the WSU logo and the primary navigation links.
Featured link style, text position, font, size, line spacing, color, background image, and rollover function are fixed and must not be altered.
Link text must be upper and lower case.
Strive to keep link length to one line of text. Link length should not exceed two lines of text.
Featured links are not underlined and are a fixed crimson color which change to gray on mouse rollover.
When no featured links are displayed, the featured link background image is not displayed and the primary navigation links begin immediately below the WSU logo.
Three levels of links can be used. Do not exceed three levels.
The link text position, font, size, line spacing, color, background, and rollover function are fixed and must not be altered.
Link text must be upper and lower case (not all caps). (This is often called headline-style capitalization; for details on correct capitalization, consult the Chicago Manual of Style.)
Navigation links are not underlined but are a fixed gray color which change to darker gray on mouse rollover.
Display only one set of second or third level links at any one time. Lower level links must only appear when an upper level link is selected and indicate the path to the page currently displayed.
The navigation link for the page currently displayed must be in crimson. Use the CSS class "navcurrentpage." Use no other indicator.
(Important links that do not link directly to pages within the local site.)
Links to pages not within the local site are separated from the primary navigation links with a dotted line using the CSS class provided (navdivider).
These links must adhere to the navigation link guidelines.