Does your website have the correct IEEE meta-navigation links?

 

The IEEE meta-navigation is a menu that appears on all IEEE websites allowing visitors to quickly access IEEE flagship websites and options.

image showing sample IEEE meta navigation links


Sample meta-navigation

The IEEE meta-navigation must be designed using the following required criteria:

  • Placement: Outside of the main page above the site header. Within the meta-navigation:
    • Site links must appear at the upper-left and flushed left to the edge.
    • The upper-right side is reserved for single sign-on links if applicable to a website. To request
      single sign-on, please work with your IEEE employee representative to initiate a project with IEEE Information Technology. IEEE volunteers can reach out to the
      IEEE Digital & Creative Innovations Team at digital-innovations@ieee.org to start this process.
  • Links: Align site links to the left side of the page in the following order, with the noted destinations:
    • IEEE.org: www.ieee.org
    • IEEE Xplore Digital Library: ieeexplore.ieee.org (The word “Xplore” must be italicized)
    • IEEE Standards: standards.ieee.org
    • IEEE Spectrum: spectrum.ieee.org
    • More sites: www.ieee.org/sitemap
  • Size: Minimum height of 30–40 pixels
  • Link interaction: Should only underline upon hover and have no “visited” link color change
  • Link separation symbol: Should be a vertical bar (l)
  • Typography: Recommend Open Sans, no smaller than 12px
  • Color: Light or dark text can be used depending upon the background color/contrast

 

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