Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012
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In order to begin the process of creating your website, you must contact the HelpDesk. Please fill out the HelpDesk Request form. Below you will find information on the specifics of the process.
There are two options for setting up a web space for faculty and staff members:
Please note that regardless of which option you chose, we can create a short URL for your website like http://www.hendrix.edu/YOUR_USERNAME.
Set up your website in our content management system
A space is created for you on the www.hendrix.edu website in Ektron, our content management system inside of your department or program's folder, and you access, modify, and publish your content through our easy-to-use, Microsoft Word style web-based editor. The content of your site is limited by our guidelines for the Hendrix College website, and appears within our approved templates. This means that for every page you produce, the following will already be created for you:
- Global Navigation - The red strip of links at the top of each page that link to the major sections of the Hendrix website. This is the same on every page of the Hendrix website.
- Header and Masthead - The Hendrix Logo on the top left, and the blue banner with your department's name in white. The Hendrix logo is the same on every page of the Hendrix website, but the masthead can be modified if a special template is made for your site. See Custom Templates below.
- Footer - this is the College's contact information and the site search tool. This is the same on every page of the Hendrix website.
- Menu Navigation - The menu that appears on the right side of your page. By default this is the menu of your department or program, but can be modified if a special template is made for your site. See Custom Templates below.
Custom templates for your website
If your site is more than one page, a template can be modified for you based on the College's current design guidelines. This can be as simple as changing the text on the masthead and creating a menu for you to more dramatic modifications.
For some examples of this style of website, please see:
Set up your website on the homes.hendrix.edu server
Note: This is recommended for advanced users only.
A space is created for you on the homes.hendrix.edu website for you to post your own webpages. This space can be accessed through Windows Networking, Macintosh AppleShare, or FTP. There are no design restrictions and few content guidelines. The limitation and benefit of this approach is that you must do all of the HTML, CSS, and scripting yourself.