Mississippi College

Code Standards

All Mississippi College Web sites should be coded using HTML5.  HTML code should be validated at http://validator.w3.org.

Browser/Device Compatibility

Official University pages and sites should be checked for compatibility in the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 7.0+
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome

In addition, as sites should be designed using responsive design methodology and should render appropriately on mobile devices.

Domains

All official university websites must fall under the mc.edu domain as a subdirectory as a subdomain of mc.edu.  Appropriate examples include:

  • mc.edu/admissions
  • library.mc.edu

New domain names should not be registered or used for official university websites.

Analytics

All official university websites must utilize Google Analytics.

External Links

Any links to sites not hosted on the mc.edu domain must be related to the University's vision of academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ and must not imply endorsement by the University. 

Downloadable Documents

Unless documents should need to be edited, they should not be posted in proprietary, editable formats, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, etc. unless the file must remain editable to the end-user. Documents should Web-optimized PDF.

Multimedia

MP3 is the recommended format for audio files posted on University sites.  44Khz, 16 bit encoding is recommended in order to maintain quality while keeping the file size as small as possible. Audio files should never be played on a Web page unless action is taken by a user to do so.

Video stream services such as YouTube and Vimeo are the recommended format for posting videos to University Web pages. Downloadable videos may be provided in MP4 or MOV format.

Outside of videos, Flash should not be used.

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