The Web Development team co-ordinate the University's web presence, including the support of web administrators and the development of web services. For information on accessing the web server, services provided by the Web Development team and more, visit Web Development Services.
Website Visitors' Guide
This is the new-look University of Dundee website, the first part of a two year plan to overhaul the University's web presence. The new design will be emerging over the next few months as at first Admissions & Student Recruitment, then other departments, colleges and schools move over to the new look.
The previous version of the homepage had the following areas as its navigation
Departments - Courses - Facilities - Research - Services
To reflect the change from Departments to Schools & Colleges, the main navigation has now replaced Departments with Colleges & Services. This navigation bar will be consistent throughout the new pages as we move areas over to the new designs.
The central navigation bars offer information for prospective students, current students and links to the colleges and academic departments.
The six Features "patches" link through to key areas reflecting the life of the University. From left to right they are themed to cover:
- the current issue of the day for the University
- upcoming events such as talks and lectures
- student life (from the Union to sports facilities)
- academic life
- future conferences
These patches will rotate under these themes as appropriate. The latest news column on the right hand side of the page remains the same, taking you through to the Press Offices news pages.
How can I get my issue, event or conference publicised on the home page?
- Send an email to email@example.com, including:
- A contact name, email and telephone number.
- Text about your event. You can either submit the exact wording that you would like to see on the homepage (between 16-30 words) or send something more general, which our web editor will use to construct a short sentence or two about your item.
- A relevant image or logo. The homepage images are all 200 x 50 pixels. You are welcome either to create an image that fits these dimensions, or to attach a larger image which can be cropped and reduced in size. Try to keep images clear and simple.
- The dates when you would like your item to appear. Please note that this cannot be guaranteed and is subject to levels of demand.
- Our web editor will then contact you directly to let you know whether it is possible for your item to be included on the front page, and to discuss your requirements further.
At the very bottom left of each redesigned page there are five links to sites that will help store, tag, network and publicise pages from the University of Dundee. Each site works in a slightly different way, so if you would like to find out more click the links below. These will take you to information about each service that will help you decide which one, if any, you want to use. All of the sites are free, but require registration.
The website del.icio.us (pronounced "delicious") is a site that lets you store your bookmarks online, allowing you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere. Digg is a site where people vote for interesting pages on the web - if you "digg" a page, a link to that page is added to Digg, and the more people who "digg" a page the higher its rating. Reddit is like Digg in that it allows people to "vote" for pages, but these votes train a filter which will start to recommend links based on your likes and dislikes. Facebook is a social networking website that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them, as well as allowing them to upload photos and share links & videos. Stumbleupon allows people to submit and vote on web pages, and gives them recommendations based on their previous choices.
The University of Dundee is committed to providing accessible information on its website. We have tested the site as much as possible, and as we get feedback this web page will summarise accessibility enhancements made to the site and any known accessibility problems.
If you are a University web author and would like information about the accessibility workshops, accessibility reports or advice and guidance on the accessibility of your website, please contact us.
If you have any feedback about the new designs, please use our feedback form.
If you have problems when accessing the University website, please contact Web Development through the ICS Service Desk for help and advice. Our contact details are:
Computer Centre, Park Place
University of Dundee