Steps are a style that can be used for numbered lists. Use bullets (unordered list) rather than numbers (ordered list), unless there is a specific order to the items in it.
1Put the title of the first step here
A description or more details about the step go here.
Put the title of the second step hereA description or more details about the step go here.
Put the title of the third step hereA description or more details about the step go here.
Why use steps?
When you have content that needs to be presented in a particular order, use steps.
The kinds of content that work well in steps are:
- description of a referral process
- instructions for collecting a sample
To follow PHSA style for steps:
- use a friendly tone and the active voice (address the visitor as "you" and refer to your clinic or program or department as "we")
- use sentence case
- don't put a period after the title of a step
- make the titles and descriptions consistent in structure
- don't use steps for content that does not need to be in a particular order
- remember that the word "step" appears above the step number
Example of steps in which the audience for the content is a physician who is making a referral.