Options for Site Creation

There are several options for obtaining a university Web site:

1. Area creates own sites

Academic programs, administrative departments, clubs and organizations and faculty who have the skills to create a quality Web site can do so on their own. All Web sites must follow the UNC Web Guidelines. The information in this site For Web Authors will assist you in creating a quality site.

2. Web Communications creates the template only

Web Communications can build the template, insert the graphics and give it to the appropriate area to add the content and maintain the site long term. The information in this site For Web Authors will help assist you in completing a quality site.

3. Web Communications creates and builds site

Web Communications can can build the template, insert the graphics, add the content of the existing or new site and turn the site over to the area for long term maintenance. Identified Web authors will need to apply for a Web server account to access the Web server to publish files.

4. Web Communications handles all site needs

Web Communications can build the template, insert the graphics, add the content and maintain the content (provided by the area) long term. For efficient communication, you will need to know your responsibilities as a client.

Advantages and Disadvantages

The obvious advantage to an area in creating and maintaining a site is the control over timing of updates. The advantage to using the services of Web Communications is our level of skill of the graphic design and HTML coding.

The turnaround time for content edits done by Web Communications, such as changes to a form or description of a program, is usually within 48 - 72 hours. New sites or redesigns of existing sites are planned collaboratively between the University area and Web Communications staff and vary in length of time required.

After choosing an option - begin the process

Contact Web Communications if the choice is #2, 3 or 4.

If your choice is #1, 2 or 3, you will need to fill out the form to apply for Web server access.

If your choice is #1, review the Web Guidelines before creating or redesigning the site.