WEB SERVICES | New website Request
If you are requesting development of a new site, please take the time to answer the following questions before contacting Web Services. This will help both parties be more efficient during the process. Beginning August 2012, any departments requesting new sites will need to be aware that their new site will be in our content management system and use a more standardized design template.
- What is the name of your department?
- Who is the Web liaison for your department? (List name, title, e-mail and phone)
Reasons for Site Creation
- What are the main reasons you wish to develop a site now?
- What are your primary online objectives with a website? Please outline both short and long-term goals.
- Why does your website exist?
- What do you think users should be doing on your site?
- What outcomes do you hope to achieve via your website?
- Describe the type of person you anticipate being a typical visitor to your site.
- Have you outlined the content you wish to provide on your site? (It not, you will need to work on this before any design/development of a site can be done.)
- Have you written the content you wish to provide on your site? (If not, the content must be written during the template creation phase in order to be ready for site population.)
- How often do you envision content changes happening?
- Have you outlined a plan for content maintenance (frequency of checks and who will be responsible, update method to be used in concordance to liaison program)?
- Please provide any other information or details you feel would be beneficial.
Additional things to keep in mind:
- You are responsible for coming up with the content for your site. Web Services can advise on best practices, but you know your business better than we do. You need to provide all body copy and a good outline of the content that needs to be included.
- No design work will begin until the content outline is complete. Content can be provided in an outline format or in a flowchart format.
- Every department must have a Web Liaison. This person is usually appointed by a department chair, dean, director, etc. If you do not know who the liaison is for your department, you need to communicate amongst members of your department before contacting Web Services.
Once you have organized this information, feel free to contact Web Services about your project.