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University Web Standard (UWS) Styles

How to "mark up" your Web Content Update Request with UWS styles using tags

Use the following tags to indicate special styling when submitting Web Content Update Requests.


Search engines use your headings to index the structure and content of your web pages. Since users may skim your pages by its headings, it is important to use headings to show the document structure.

Heading 1

Use: <H1> before the heading
Heading 1 is typically used for the top-most page title. It is the most important heading.

  • EXAMPLE: <H1>This is a heading

Heading 2

Use: <H2> before the heading
Heading 2 is used for sub-sections

  • EXAMPLE: <H2>This is a heading

Heading 3

Use: <H3> before the heading
Heading 3 is used for sections within sub-subsections

  • EXAMPLE: <H3>This is a heading

Other UWS Styles

Other various styles are available for use:


Use: <OUT> before the hyperlink
"Out" is used to indicate that a hyperlink is leaving the CSUDH domain. A small icon will appear after the hyperlink.

  • EXAMPLE: Click here to visit the <OUT> Home Depot Center site. [www.homedepotcenter.com]


Use: <ALERT> before the text
Alerts are used to indicate a warning or important content.

  • EXAMPLE: <ALERT>This is an alert


Use: <CODE> before the text
The Code style is used to show examples of code in Web pages.

  • EXAMPLE: <CODE>This is a code snippet demo