DGs and executive agencies have similarities in the topics covered on their websites: news, events, surveys, or policy are common items to many websites.

These topics are types of content. This section aims at listing the rules (following "must" in the text) and the recommendations (following "should" in the text) that DGs and executive agencies have to comply in order to create high quality websites. Following the types of content rules and recommendations helps:

Content types

The Commission’s web experience uses templates (content types) to:

However, content types will not be available for all items of a website nor on all platforms (CMS). It is still strongly recommended to display content in a consistent way as described in this section when the content type is not available. When there is one for a specific type of content, we will refer to it in this section.