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Promo banners

Promo banners are fixed content used for dismissible announcements such as new tools, news, etc.

Benefit announcements

Pertains to content focused on benefits: a new tool, a new online benefit application, etc.

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Email signup

Points to email signups for various VA updates / alerts / communications.

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News stories

Pertains to newly received or noteworthy information about the VA.

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How to use Promo banners

  • Fixed to the bottom of the viewport
  • In Formation’s current version, you will need to implement your own dismiss function


  • Use for information that is safe to dismiss and can be accessed in other parts of
  • Be succinct
  • Allow the user to dismiss
  • Retire promo banners after 30 days from initial posting or sooner, as specified by requestor


  • Don’t use for critical information
  • Don’t write content that will be more than 3 lines on a mobile device
  • Don’t prevent user from dismissing
  • Use more than one at a time
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Last updated: May 07, 2021