Project pages

Our project pages should tell the story of specifics on how we as an agency are preserving, maintaining and improving our roadway system.

Once you need a project page

Please send an email to webhelp@wsdot.wa.gov with the following info:

  • Title: (official name of project)
  • PIN:
  • Date needed:
  • Region:
  • County or counties:
  • Special funding? (Ex: Connecting Washington)

A member of the Webhelp team will create the main project page and send you the link once we are done. You do not make the main project page, but will make the additional pages, such as the ones for map or photos. For more information, see the project page info under Chapter 3  in our Drupal online guide.


Project page images

Before you upload these items in the Drupal files area, make sure they are the correct size:

  • Map thumbnail (185 pixels wide) to go in the Legacy Map section
  • Full size map (510 pixels wide) to go on your Project map page and a caption to go under the image.
  • Photos no more than 400 pixels wide with captions for each


Project page home info

Every project page home is originally created by Webhelp, but must be filled in and completed by the communicator in charge of the project page. 

Every page must include this information under Heading 3 formatted subheads:

  • Needs & Benefits: Why we are doing the work and what it will improve upon completion
  • Timeline: Bulleted list of what the project has gone through, from design to estimated project completion date.
  • Funding: The official financial table isn’t immediately available. Sometimes, the official table is not something the managers want to see. Use this space to list out where the money for this project came from in a bulleted list. This is easy to scan and ensures even those using screen readers can get that information quickly without using a table.

Additional information must be separated under short and descriptive headers. Often there is also a Project News heading that lists the latest and greatest news on the project, including open house and contract information. Other suggestions could be “Economic incentive,” “Partnerships” or “History.” These depend on what the project entails, and will be approved unless they go against our agency Content Strategy.

 

Adding additional pages about your project

We often include photo and map pages for the project. As all projects are now done in our Drupal system, these additional pages are technically under the Basic Page template. For more information, see the project page info under Chapter 3  in our Drupal guide.

Top ten project page tips including how to keep your project schedule current, keep it simple and using clear and consistent navigation.
The WSDOT Flickr site gives us an easy way to share our images with the public and the media. Flickr lets you arrange photos and short videos into visual essays that illustrate our stories.