Resources

The links on this page are provided as a courtesy to help you get started. They are not intended to be an end-all, but simply as a means to help you help yourself. The Web is constantly evolving and all who provide official websites for WMU should consider that self education about best practices should be continual and ongoing.

Accessibility

As you create Web content, remember that not everyone is able to see. There are an estimated 8.6 million people in the U.S. with visual impairment and these people must be accommodated.

If you are using Dreamweaver, it has built-in accessibility features. See a full description of Dreamweaver's accessibility features. The new content management system will have accessibility built in.

Other Resources

Campus maps

Campus maps are managed by the physical plant. Please link to their official maps rather than create your own.

Content

Writing for the Web means writing in a more concise, shortened style. Site visitors do not read Web pages, they skim. People scan materials or see in small “chunks” of words on the Web so avoid long scrolling pages.

See Also

IT Help Desk web self help

The Information Technology Help Desk has an extensive section of Web self help covering many topics.

Online training

WMU makes online training available for free to faculty and staff through lynda.com. People who have taken courses have found them to be very useful.