How Do I ... Become a UWO Web Information Provider
- Who Can Build A Page
The Key Steps
- Minimum Skill Set
The World Wide Web (WWW or "the Web") is the Internet's HTML-based information service. This document lists the key steps you need to take in order to provide your information on the UWO Web via the central Web server ( www.uwo.ca ).
The UWO Web Resource Centre can be found by selecting Web Publishing at UWO from the UWO Home Page (http://www.uwo.ca/). Two key UWO-specific resources found there are:
Before proceeding to the key steps (below), make sure that you qualify as a UWO Web Information Provider on www.uwo.ca the UWO central Web server.
- Departments, Faculties, Units -- Space is available on www.uwo.ca for all official UWO Web Sites which includes departments, faculties, and units. Currently each unit is allocated 30 MB of space free of charge.
- Course Instructors -- ITS provides specially designated instructional web space on instruct.uwo.ca and webct.uwo.ca and facilitates the use of instructional web applications. To request space:
Visit Instructional Support to see which resources and applications meet your specific needs.
- on instruct.uwo.ca, go to http://instruct.uwo.ca/uwo/web-form.html and fill out the online form
- on webct.uwo.ca, go to http://www.uwo.ca/its/instruct/webct-form-new.html and fill out the online form
- Faculty, Staff and Students -- ITS offers individual web publishing space on publish.uwo.ca to all faculty, staff and students via their personal computer account. See the document How do I... Create a Personal Home Page at UWO which guides you through the process.
For details, read the information regarding official UWO Web sites in the Policy for the Official UWO World Wide Web .
If you decide to set up your own server, please contact the Web Admin team ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to discuss your plans. ITS maintains a mailing list (email@example.com) of all campus Web server maintainers.
If you qualify as an UWO Web Information Provider via the central Web server, you can proceed with the steps below:
- UWO Web Policies .
to discuss your plans and to get a disk area set up for your Web pages.
The usual practice is to hold a short (30 minutes approximately) meeting with a member of the Web Admin group to go over your plans and expectations. Both the person administratively responsible for your site and the technical person preparing the site, should plan to attend the meeting so that we all start with a common understanding. Any questions concerning material in the Guide or the UWO Web Policies can be addressed at that time.
These documents are simply text files which contain your information along with HTML "tags". The tags provide instructions to the browser on how to display a document, how to link to other documents, etc.
You can create the contents of your page on your local machine (e.g. PC, Mac, Unix computer). You can use a standard text editor or any of a number of good wordprocessing packages which come conversion to HTML facility or stand-alone HTML editors. A review of some of these tools is available in the Guide for UWO Information Providers .
- Guide for UWO Information Providers for details.
- Checkers area in the UWO Web Resource Centre.
- Barrier-free Web Design .
- Web Admin again to have your set of pages linked into its official location in the UWO Web.
The minimum skill set recommended for UWO Web Information Providers is as follows:
- Basic knowledge of HTML.
- Basic knowledge of sFTP.
Disclaimer: The provided instructions are for information purposes only. Neither The University of Western Ontario nor the Division of Information Technology Services assume any responsibility for loss of use or damage to a computer system (including any data or software contained within the computer system) which is the result (directly or indirectly) of the application of these instructions. Any problems, questions or concerns not addressed by these instructions should be directed to the vendor and/or the manufacturer and not to The University of Western Ontario or any of its employees or incumbents.
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