Faculty Development Center a division of Information Technologies

Web-design Tutorials

Getting Webspace
Before you make your website you should secure a place to put it. We'll teach you how here.
Section 508 Accessibility Guidelines
This is a legal requirment that all University Webpages must meet. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires all government websites to meet a minimal set of guidelines to increase the usuability and accessibility of their pages. See our tutorial for more information.
Adobe Dreamweaver (formerly Macromedia)
Dreamweaver is the industry-leading web development tool, enabling users to efficiently design, develop and maintain standards-based websites and applications. This is suggested software for anyone maintaining a medium/large website, especially if you are taking advatage of Server Side Scripting.
Adobe GoLive
GoLive lets you unlock the power of CSS with intuitive visual tools such as prebuilt CSS objects that you can drag and drop to build sophisticated sites. This software is only recommended for those already using it, as this title has been discontinued.
Nvu (free)
Nvu, which stands for "new view", is a complete Web Authoring System for Linux desktop users as well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver. Recommended for those who are on a tight budget or in a Linux authoring enviroment.
Mozilla Composer (free)
Mozilla Composer is the free, open source, HTML editor and web authoring module of the Mozilla Application Suite. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows and Linux. If you like Mozilla Composer, you'll love Nvu, a stand alone modernized version of Mozilla Composer.
Microsoft FrontPage
Microsoft FrontPage is a WYSIWYG HTML editor and web site administration tool from Microsoft for the Windows operating system. It is part of Microsoft Office and included in some versions of the popular bundle. We do not suggest you use this software for anything more than a very simplistic. The pages it produces are not very accessible (see Section 508,) nor do they work as expected in most web browsers.

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