WebFormat demonstrates how a manufacturer's website can be simple, fast and very effective for both the user and the manufacturer.

Just as PageFormat™ and SectionFormat™ (copyrighted by the Construction Specification Institute) guide the specifier to produce useful documents, WebFormat™ (copyrighted by 4specs, Inc.) guides the manufacturer to produce useful websites for the construction professional - architect, engineer, specifier, and contractor.

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2000 Version

The original WebFormat document - visit  the sample pages used in the document to see the document in action

WebFormat Home Page - (Hard Knox demo pages) This page shows the product types the manufacturer makes, how to access the product data, the email address and mailing address, and how to access the specifications and CAD details.

WebFormat Products Page - This lets the user quickly know what additional information is available on the website and an easy navigation system. By using text, the page loads quickly.

WebFormat Specifications Page - shows one way to access the specifications. Note we recommend the specs be available in Word so they can be accessed by all users. We recommend against a PDF as sometimes they can not be copied into a Word document.

2009 Update

Updated the suggested information to include some search engine optimization improvements

Home Page - this page is updated to include descriptions for each product group and includes CSI section number to guide the specifiers. Here are several examples of companies approaching the WebFormat design concepts:

Updated Products Page - The primary changes are to add BIM, LEED and some minor updates

Specs Page - no changes