How to create a website
Websites are a good way to promote your research or to advertise details of an event you may be running e.g. public engagement events
- What is the purpose of your website? Is a website really the best medium?
- How will you host the website? Do you plan to create a stand-alone website, or to host webpages within an existing website?
- How will you create the website?
- Will you use a free online website builder?
- Does your University have webpages which you can use?
- Does your University have a support team?
- Will you pay a professional to create the website for you? (e.g. the team that created this website, contactable via firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Do you need to cost for this within your research grant or apply for separate funding?
- Will there be maintenance/hosting costs?
- layout (clear and easy to navigate)
- links (to different pages of the website and to external websites)
- How long will the website remain online?
- Will you need to include a legal disclaimer to cover the content of the website?
- Will website content need to be revised/updated periodically? Who will be responsible for this? How often will updates take place? Consider including a ‘last revised’ date on the website.
- How secure should the website be? Will users be asked to login?
- Will you provide contact details on the website and invite feedback from users?
- How will the impact/use of the website be monitored?
- How will you advertise the launch of the website?
Pilot the website before it goes live.
Update your CV.