The role of the Office of Web Communications is to devise, coordinate and optimize the University's top-level Internet presence as an element of the institution's overall integrated communications strategy.
The Office of Web Communications is responsible for building and managing the top levels of the University of Alabama web presence, including critical web sites such as the UA home page, institutional news- and content-related sites, undergraduate admissions and related sites, and numerous other sites of strategic importance. In addition, the office provides assistance, support, coordination and consultation involving strategic new media communications and web initiatives campus-wide.
UA Web Guide
The UA Web Guide serves as the standard-setting document for the creation and implementation of web sites for the entire campus, and as a resource for web designers to assist with the process of developing official and unofficial UA web sites. The Web Guide is a must-read for anyone involved in a web site project at UA, and is filled with helpful resources. Visit the UA Web Guide.
UA Web Templates
Web templates based on the look and feel of the current UA Home Page are available for usage by any official unit of The University of Alabama. The templates are organized into categories for each type of group on campus in order to offer a greater level of consistency across UA web sites and to simplify template selection for designers. Preview and Download UA Web Templates.
UA HTML E-Mail Templates
UA now offers HTML e-mail templates for use by any official unit of the University. The templates are institutionally branded, widely compatible, flexible and easily customized by designers. Several out-of-the-box options for creating newsletters, announcements or postcard-style messages are available. Preview and Download UA HTML E-Mail Templates.
UA WordPress Theme
The UA WordPress theme allows you to edit and update your website with a simple CMS (Content Management System) interface while taking advantage of the clean, professional look and feel of the UA Web Templates. The instructions on this page will help you get started with setting up the UA theme in WordPress.
Preview and Download UA WordPress Theme.
UA Mobile Templates
Mobile templates based on the design of UA Mobile Web are now available to use on any UA web site. These templates include support for mobile platforms such as iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and more. Preview and Download UA Mobile Templates.
WebTide is the official blog for the UA web design community. This is a blog FOR web designers, BY web designers on The University of Alabama campus. WebTide serves as a forum for news, tips, trends, questions, code, and resources for web designers and developers, both on and off campus. Visit WebTide and join in the discussion.
Information for Vendors
If you are a vendor and are interested in sharing your product and/or services with The University of Alabama, we ask for your assistance by following a process we have established to help us review products and services in the most efficient manner possible. Please send the information you would like us to have about your product via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will review the information and contact you if your product or service interests us further or matches a current institutional need. Should your product or service not match a current institutional need, we will keep your information on file and refer to it in the future should such a need arise. Thank you for helping us manage the flow of information we receive in the most efficient way possible, and for your desire to assist The University of Alabama in achieving its goals and objectives.
If you have a question about a UA web site or regarding what resources are available to faciliate your web project, please feel free to contact the Office of Web Communications, and we'll do our best to assist you. E-mail us at email@example.com.
Here is a partial list of sites managed by the Office of Web Communications. If you have any questions about these sites, or are unsure about who to contact about other sites, please contact us.