One of the most effective marketing tools is a website. A website can help you tell your audience who you are, what you do, and where are you going. It will become the main gate of communication with your students, faculty, and the general public
The Office of Educational Technology (OET) can help you with your website. We have a group of professional web developers that can provide assistance in updating your current website/page or develop a new site for your unit or course.
Currently our departmental websites are hosted via the University of Houston’s content management system (CMS). We follow the University of Houston’s brand strategy, but we still stride for making your site representative of your department. For any other needs (e.g. Course/ event websites) we can recommend certain other strategies/resources that can help you meet your needs.
Recommended guidelines for departmental websites
We recommend that you only have 6 items + Giving on your main navigation menu. Sub-navigation items can have more than 7 items but we do not recommend going beyond a 4th level deep.
Most of the sites developed on the CMS include a slideshow that can be tailored to your needs, but we strongly recommend you plan well for this space. You can use it to highlight important parts of your website or for events that you will provide a story to accompany, smaller event/announcements have a designated space on your homepage (spiffs). We will talk more in depth on the initial meeting.
If you are looking for a website layout design that we recommend you can check the following links:
- Sample 1
- Sample 2
We understand that sometimes the content or purpose of the website might not fit well with one of the designs listed above, that's why we recommend to schedule an appointment to talk to the team.
Graphic Design/ Print design
You cannot have a great website/flyer/ brochure or any other print/digital media without a great graphic! OET can help!
Our team members will meet with you so you can provide us with a concept of what you envision the look of your project or what you would like it to convey. We will work on achieving your vision while making sure that your project will meet the university branding strategy.
Contact us via email to set up an appointment. If you have a previous version of a project and would like to have an update on it, please send us the electronic file via email or one of the file sharing services online before the meeting.