Please refer to USF Policy 0-206, Digital Communications for scope of official external and internal USF websites.
All official USF sites as outlined in USF Policy 0-206, are required to migrate in to the USF content management system (CMS) and must use the templates provided. These sites are subject to review and approval by University Communications and Marketing (UCM) and Information Technology (IT) prior to launching. UCM and IT reserve the right to review launched sites periodically for quality assurance.
If you feel that your unit requires features not currently part of the standard templates for either the CMS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In your request, you must provide the reason that you feel your unit requires custom templates or the reason that you feel your unit should be exempted from using the CMS. Custom requests will be considered by UCM in consultation with IT Web Services and exceptions may or may not be granted. If granted, your unit will be required to sign an exception form agreement. Depending on the scope of work, custom development may be subject to a fee, if approved.
All USF template code is the property of UCM and IT. The code seen in a source code view is not, and may not be used as, a template. You may not use this code, a reverse-engineered version of this code, or its associated visual presentation in whole or in part to create spin-off work. You may not override stylesheets without the prior approval of UCM and IT.
APPLICATIONS / DATABASES / FORMS:
Applications, databases, and online forms will not migrate to the CMS. However, they are required to adhere to the branding of the official templates created by UCM. Separate template files will be provided by IT Web Services on a case-by-case basis for units that have their other content within the CMS. These files are provided with the expressed intent to use only for the applications, databases, or forms that have been identified. They may not be used in any other way and follow the modification terms listed above.
All USF websites that have been given permission by UCM and IT to live outside of the USF CMS (i.e. applications, databases, and online forms) must comply with state and federal accessibility standards.
USF CMS templates and/or components are designed to conform fully to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA Success Criteria. It is the responsibility of USF's web content managers to ensure the content published within meets federal accessibility guidelines (see USF Disability and Accommodations Policy 0-108, Section III B). USF maintains resources available to assist in checking pages for compliance.
Separate template files will be provided by IT Web Services on a case-by-case basis. These files are provided with the expressed intent to use only for the application that it was given. They may not be used in any other way and follow the modification terms listed above.
REVOCATION OF PRIVILEGES:
Parties who violate these terms, and who have not been granted an exception by UCM and IT, will be reviewed by the Office of the President for potential revocation of privileges to publish websites representing USF or any part of USF.