Footers

University websites footers help visitors by adding information and navigation options at the bottom of web pages. They also meet legal obligations and protect university interests. Our footers follows a consistent structure in order to help users easily navigate the UNH web universe.

Related Information

Purpose and audience

The footer consists of required elements and optional elements. Required global elements are identical on all websites. Required customizable elements are controlled by website owners to display required information about that site. Footers may also display other optional information as determined by the site’s owner.

Footer software

UNH Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) and Web and Mobile Development (WMD) are responsible for and will collaborate to ensure consistent footers. The primary software application supporting the unh.edu website is Drupal, but this standard applies to all unh.edu footers, whether or not they are built in Drupal.

Getting access to footers

Website owners and managers have access to their own site's customizable footer elements. WMD and CPA have access to the required global footer elements. To find out more about getting access to your website's footer, please contact WMD.

Footer guidelines

All UNH websites, web pages and applications must have a footer that meets the current footer specifications. The footer is displayed at the bottom of the page on a bar. The two recommended background colors are dark blue (#001d52) or dark gray (#263645) with white text. Any other accent colors in the UNH digital palette are also acceptable for the footer background. Text should be in either white or black, depending on the background color, in order to create the greatest contrast to meet ADA requirements. External links and links to .pdfs are not allowed in any footer navigation.

Required global footer elements:

Required customizable footer elements:

  • Contact link (form or email)
  • University/school/department/service/organization name
  • Address
  • Phone number

Optional footer elements:

  • Social media icons
  • Quick links
  • Discover UNH links
  • Link to directions/map
  • Sitemap
  • Student Consumer Information
  • UNH logo
  • Disclaimers

Support

For support for managing footers, please contact WMD.

Training

Anyone working on a UNH website is welcome to attend the open walk-in training and help sessions that Academic Technology offers in support of Drupal. For a schedule of the training sessions and walk-in times, see the Academic Technology training calendar.

Responsibility for Usage

Unh.edu websites are maintained by members of the university community acting as official representatives of the University of New Hampshire. Some editors may have access to the footer. Site owners are responsible for complying with all relevant laws, university policies and this standard.

Violations

UNH AT reserves the right to remove any footer content that it considers to violate this standard any other UNH policies.

If inappropriate content is submitted, UNH AT will contact the site owner to discuss the issue. Unacceptable entries also may cause unh.edu access to be suspended. Please report inappropriate content to UNH WMD.

*This is in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires that where public entities, such as the UNH, communicate by telephone with applicants and beneficiaries, text telephones (TTY), or equally effective telecommunications systems, shall be used to communicate with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have speech impairments.

An equally effective alternative to having a TTY in UNH offices is to make use of the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) that is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories for local and/or long distance calls. Relay calls are free and ensure real-time communication by telephone for people with hearing and speech disabilities.