Before putting any material up on the Web, take a good look at what you want to accomplish. The Web is an electronic medium. The format that works best for print may not be as effective in an electronic form. Here are a few planning questions to consider:
Who is your audience?
What goals do you want to achieve with this site?
Is the information you want to provide the same information that your audience wants from you?
Who will be responsible for content updates? All official College Web sites require a site manager.
How often will you need to update your content?
What is the structure of your site? It is very helpful to sketch out a "site map" of your content in order to organize it effectively.
Planning in advance is very important. The average turn-around time for a project is one to two weeks. If your project requires building forms or Web applications, the project can take three to four weeks. The more prepared you are the faster the project can be completed!
Take your time in evaluating what you want and expect from a Web project. Good planning will pay off in a well-designed and easy-to-manage site.
2. Initiating a Web Project
To initiate a Web project you first need to determine if your site is official or personal.
It is important that visitors to The College of St. Scholastica Web site be able to distinguish clearly between an official publication from an office or department and an unofficial publication from an individual member of the community.
Official pages of the College include all pages stored on the College's Web server except those created for individual faculty (and courses), staff, students all of which are all considered personal pages. There may be some exceptions to this rule that will be considered on case-by-case basis.
Student organizations need to contact the Student Activities Office to register their Web site and request Web space. Go to the Student Activities Web site for more information.
Once you have established the status of your Web site, select the appropriate form below to start the process
The Web Team will assist with the initial design and set-up of official Web pages. This includes providing a Web page template and consulting on content and navigation. However, every page, both official and personal, is required to have an identified site manager who will maintain responsibility for the site. The Web Team will provide training on the Ingenux Content Management System for official pages.