All sites must be in the EERE Template unless otherwise authorized.
All sites must work on a 1024 x 768 monitor resolution.
All sites must work on all of the browsers in the EERE Testing Suite.
All links on the site work.
The site cannot use persistent cookies unless otherwise approved.
HTML syntax must follow HTML 4.01 Transitional Standards or higher.
Special characters must be encoded using character entity references.
All HTML document syntax must be validated by the W3C's validator.
File names must clearly describe the file's content.
File names cannot contain uppercase letters, spaces, or special characters.
Static HTML file names must end in .html.
Subdirectories must be used for major subsites.
Native Files must be linked to as per the EERE linking standards.
Native files should be kept in a /docs/ directory.
If news, events, features, publications, or images are coded before the main content begins, a stopindex is placed around it.
All navigation that come before content, such as features and search boxes, must be surrounded by "Stopindex" Tags.
All PDFs must have metadata.
PDFs that are more than one page in length must include thumbnails.
The "open view" of all PDFs should be set up as described on the PDFs page.
PDFs must be compatible with Adobe 8 or lower.
Title tags are coded properly.
PDFs should live in a "/pdfs/" directory.
Links should be coded appropriately within and between sites.
Linked H2s must include a graphical arrow.
Graphics should follow the EERE Web Graphic Style.
Graphics must use approved fonts and font sizes.
Graphics must be located in the "images" directory.
Graphics in the center must be no wider than 535 pixels for 3 column layouts, or 695 pixels for 2 column layouts in the Program or Subsite Templates.
Graphics must be less than 546 pixels in Office Template sites.
Features are 249 pixels wide.
Web Applications must follow all of the Web application requirements.
Electronic newsletters must follow the standards for electronic newsletters.