The Office of University Communications creates and maintains pages on much of the Elon Website, with a focus on pages accessed by external audiences. This includes the main university home page, navigation pages, directories and maps, news and information, and department Web sites for Admissions, Academics, Administration, Student Life, Advancement, Parents and Alumni.
The staff consults with departments and individuals to determine target audiences, objectives of the Web sites, navigation and page layout design, graphics and photos and other aspects of Web site creation. The staff also creates templates within the university’s Web content management systems, sets up access to and conducts training on use of the system. As needed, the staff facilitates custom Web applications for special university needs and initiatives.
The visual branding of Elon’s online presence is aligned with the overall university graphic identity standards, and is created and maintained by the Web designer in partnership with the University Communications graphic designers.
How To Plan an Elon Website
Are you looking to create or redesign a Website for your office or academic department? The first step is to think about your audience and the message you are trying to convey. Are you speaking to prospective students, current students, faculty and staff, or all of the above? Knowing your audience will help you develop a Website that meets their needs.
Once you have considered your audience, gather content that supports your message. This generally includes a description of your office or department and the services it provides, basic contact information and other content that users may find useful.
Now that you’ve given some thought to your audience and started gathering content for your site, it’s time to make an appointment for a consultation with the University Communications Web team. During this meeting, we will discuss your Website and determine what services are needed to develop your Website.