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Pagemasters' Toolbox

Pagemasters' Toolbox


Welcome to the pagemasters' toolbox, the home of on-line resources for Ohio University pagemasters.  The Office of Information Technology ("OIT") and University Communications and Marketing ("UCM") have joined to consolidate here their former sites.

The shortcut links to the left will lead you to a variety of resources to help you to learn how to write Web pages in general, and specifically for Ohio University.  The information available from this site is intended to assist anyone at the University who writes or maintains official or personal Web pages, especially those using the three centrally operated Web servers:

  • The "static-page" Front Door server, whose pages are uploaded to "ww2.ohio.edu," but are seen by the world at "http://www.ohio.edu/," for official pages of any Campus, College, School, Academic Department, Center, Institute, Program, Administrative Office, Professional Organization, and for unofficial pages of any  recognized Student Organization.  For details, see the "nuts and bolts" link to the left. 

  • The "CommonSpot" Front Door server, all of whose pages are also seen at "http://www.ohio.edu/," for official pages of any Campus, College, School, Academic Department, Center, Institute, Program, Administrative Office, Professional Organization, and for unofficial pages of any  recognized Student Organization.  For details, see the "CommonSpot" link to the left.

  • The new server, whose pages are uploaded to "people2.ohio.edu," but are seen by the world at http://www.ohio.edu/people/, for personal pages of all Ohio University students, employees, and retirees.  This server has replaced the OAK server for personal web pages.

OIT staff create accounts on the appropriate servers for each department (for the sake of brevity, we often use the word "department" generically to include all the various types of entities using any of the servers listed above), and provide the initial orientation to using that server. 

The Web Design team within UCM offers comprehensive consulting and web design services for University-related clients.  OIT staff can also provide limited consulting services, primarily for departmental Web pages and for academic pages.