Vol. 52, No. 31Sixteenth Week • Spring Semester • May 9, 2005

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Reynolds selected for Fulbright-Hays seminar

Pearson named associate director of admissions

Kilcrease to resign effective July 15

Tuition, Midwest Student Exchange Program among regents' May meeting topics

Eight honored for contributions to student development and diversity

WCME library to be named for Morris Hayes

New Web design catches on across campus

Online calendar of events: Are your events posted?

Golf outing to benefit award-winning NYSP


Updating your UW-Eau Claire Web site

Diversity home page
UW-Eau Claire's diversity Web site is an example of the many sites updated to compliment the look of the university's upper-level Web pages.

Have you noticed the steady rollout of new campus Web sites that match the look of the university home page? A sampling of these sites, created using the new campus Web site design templates, are listed on the Web Development Services site. Some sites are very standard, while some take advantage of the ability to customize colors and other design variables. There are many benefits to be gained from the use of the templates, including:

  • Giving a sense of consistency across different sites.
  • Making it easy to create and update sites — the basic design framework and style is already there for you.
  • Allowing for an easy transition to future Web publishing systems.
  • Using Web standards to help ensure accessibility and cross browser compatibility.
  • Using style sheets for design and output flexibility.

Summer’s coming. It might be a good time to begin to think about using these templates for an update of your departmental or administrative Web site.

To get started, send an e-mail message to web@uwec.edu that includes the following:

  • Site name (how should it appear in the banner and in the footer).
  • Office mailing address, phone number, and contact information (usually an e-mail address).
  • Whether you wish to use horizontal or vertical navigational links.
  • Whether you use Dreamweaver or another editing tool.

Once the request is received, the web coordinator will build your basic template framework using the information you’ve supplied. Navigation, file structure and design issues will be folded in during the consultation process. Once these elements are established, the content of the pages is dropped in place.

Sound easy? Well, there are a lot of details to work out during the process and it does take a considerable amount of time. If you are an inexperienced Web publisher, you may want to consider hiring the services of a Web Development student. He or she can help with images and customization and let you populate the content, or they can complete the entire process.

For those who are comfortable using Dreamweaver, are confident of their Web-publishing abilities and want to take a more hands-on approach, our support staff will hold walk-in sessions starting this summer where you’ll have time to work, ask questions and get help. Watch for workshop flyers that will include dates and times. If you need more information, contact the web coordinator at web@uwec.edu or Computing Assistance and Training at training@uwec.edu, and we’ll work out a solution that best fits your needs.

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