Overview of Web Services
Build a Website
The quality of the information published online has a direct effect on the reputation and image of Texas Tech University (TTU). Please review the TTU Web Guidelines before building any type of website to ensure consistency in the presentation and quality of TTU information online. Below you'll find a list of web accounts that you can use for your personal page, organization sites, and department sites.
Web Account Types:
- MyWeb Personal Web Page
Provides a location for current TTUS and TTU faculty, staff, and students to store their personal website and share it with the world.
- Student Organization Web Account
This account is available to TTU registered student organizations to publish a website.
- Mailing List Account
This is a Listserv-type e-mail distribution and announcement system that allows TTU faculty, staff, and registered student organizations to create and manage mailing lists that can be subscribed to by e-mail users worldwide.
- Department Web Account
This account is available to TTU entities (e.g., departments, colleges, institutes, centers, etc.) to publish a website.
- OmniUpdate: OU Campus
A content management system that provides the Texas Tech University web community an easy way to manage web pages. With the ability to login directly from your public facing website, it is easy to navigate to the page that needs to be edited.
Web Specific ShortCourses
Technology Support offers training in the form of ShortCourses on both operating systems and software that is available for use in the ATLC. ShortCourses are non-credit training sessions usually taught in a hands-on format. These courses are available each semester, including both summer sessions.
Schedules and course descriptions may be obtained online. Advance registration is required, but there is no charge for the classes.
Web Specific Short Courses include:
- Web 101: This ShortCourse is designed to be a primer for anyone working with Texas Tech University websites. TTU Web 101 provides an introduction to the policies and best practices that all TTU web pages should incorporate. Topics covered include University Policies, Identity Guidelines, Hosting Options, Accessibility, Search Engine Optimization, and Help Resources. Although this class is open to anyone interested, the material covered will be tailored to the unique conditions of the TTU web environment.
- DreamWeaver: This ShortCourse will introduce you to the Dreamweaver environment, which consists of various windows, palettes, inspectors, and tools that you utilize to build your Web pages. In this class, you will learn how to use Dreamweaver to edit and format text, create links, and insert images into your web pages.
- Expression Web: This course covers the basics of Microsoft Expression Web. Expression Web is a website designing software from Microsoft. It is a tool for building and enhancing websites with design elements such as cascading style sheets. Instead of being part of the Office suite, Expression Web is part of the Expression suite. Microsoft Expression Web gives you all the tools you'll need to produce high-quality websites the way you want them. Expression Web enables you to design, develop, and maintain exceptional standards-based websites.
- Accessibility: Accessibility is a key component of any web design. Taking into consideration standards and practices that maximize the usefulness of your site to the widest variety of publics possible is not just a good idea but in many cases it is mandatory. This course will cover some basic information about how to meet accessibility guidelines and keep your website compliant with various regulations. We will cover who accessibility affects as well as some techniques to create accessible images, tables and layouts.