Administering Group Web Areas
Departments, faculty/staff organizations and student organizations can request group Web areas. These group Web areas allow multiple individuals to update a single Web site.
Following are instructions on using your favorite Web editing application to create a Web page:
- Publishing using Microsoft FrontPage 2000
- Publishing using Macromedia Dreamweaver 4/MX with WebDAV
- Connecting directly to Web file shares using Windows on campus (to edit files directly)
- Connecting directly to Web file shares using Windows off campus (to edit files directly)
- Connecting directly to Web file shares using Macintosh on campus (to edit files directly)
- Connecting directly to Web file shares using Macintosh off campus (to edit files directly)
Microsoft FrontPage is the default Web publishing application used on campus by faculty and staff to manage, create and publish Web sites. However, many faculty and staff use other applications, such as Dreamweaver, Notepad/text editors and Netscape Composer.
Training sessions for publishing web pages are available through OTS Training.
By default, the Web addresses (URLs, or Uniform Resource Locators) are http://wwwnew.towson.edu/webname. Aliases can be requested to redirect http://www.towson.edu/webname to http://wwwnew.towson.edu/webname. Aliases are usually configured at the time the initial request for a group Web area is completed. If the alias wasn't created, then you can request one by calling 410-704-5151.
Be sure to follow all university Web hosting guidelines.
Some group Web area administrators may wish to use ASP code and databases. Both features are supported. When OTS receives the request for the group Web area, be sure to specify if you wish to use a database in your application. If you did not initially request support for database, but decide later that the Web area needs it, contact the OTS Help Center.