University of California, Riverside

Web Development



Building a Website


Site Construction Options

Once you have decided to move your site into the OmniUpdate Content Management System, there are three basic ways to get your site built. Here are the pluses and minuses to each:

Have the Web Development Team build your site

Working with the content creators in your department, the Web Development team can build your complete website from scratch. As the client, you will have final say over all content as well as the final look of your site.

Pros
  • We will utilize your marketing profile to create the perfect message that tells your story.
  • The Web Development team is not a re-charge unit and does not charge for our services. If your project requires components that fall outside of our services, we will work with you to find and manage an external vendor to help you attain your goals and stay within your budget.
Cons
  • We have a large list of clients and may not be able to get begin work on your site immediately.

Learn more about working with the Web Development team to build your website

Do it yourself (with our help)

If you are somewhat Web-savvy, you may want to build your site yourself. This is a great option for smaller organizations that have someone on staff who is familiar with HTML and content creation. We can help you throughout the entire process, including planning, writing, layout, and design. When complete, you will have a site that is really your own.

Pros
  • Quicker. You will do most of the work, with the Web Development team providing guidance.
  • You will know your website better than anyone.
  • Easier to manage and keep up.
Cons
  • Previous experience with HTML is very helpful.
  • A lot of responsibility for one individual.

Work with another vendor on your site

If we are not able to meet your needs, you may want to seek another UCR Web development unit or an external vendor to help you with your needs. UC Riverside’s Computing & Communications staff of programmers can build your site in the OmniUpdate content management system. However, it will be up to you to create your content. They will take what you give them and make it look great. We can help you select an external vendor to partner with and provide them with our campus Web style and branding guidelines.

Pros
  • Expert programmers at C&C and other external vendors can get your content online fairly quickly.
Cons
  • Working with an external vendor or a recharge unit at UCR will require additional cost.

Visit the UCR Computing and Communications website for more information on this option

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

Web Development
1156 Hinderaker Hall

Tel: (951) 827-6397 (951) UCR-NEWS
Fax: (951) 827-5008
E-mail: webteam@ucr.edu

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