Application Standards and Guidelines


The following section details standards and guidelines as it applies to applications here at UC San Diego.  Standards are important in that it perpetuates consistency across all user interfaces.  Consistency in design elements, in regards to behavior and style, helps to promote familiarity, with the caveat that it provides the most optimal solution.
Our main priorities as a team is to relieve incompatibility of browsers, standardizing code by separating content from the presentation layer, as well as provide standards that can help serve as perfect guides.


  1. Achieve a more stable web
  2. Reduce development and maintenance time
  3. Allow backward compatibility and validation
  4. Increase search engine success
  5. Graceful degradation
  6. Common knowledge


As a team, we do our best to provide the information needed to appropriately design and develop an application.

  • UI Elements section contains information on static and dynamic elements of a web application.
  • Accessibility section provides a high-level description, as well as links to useful accessibility resources.