Registering a site involves completing a form to request the creation of a new website.
What you need to know to register a site
- Name of site
- the name or subject matter of the web site itself, e.g. "School of Aeronautical Studies" or "Centre for Zoological Research." Remember to spell out acronyms. The name of the site is used by the Web Content Management System to generate the URL
- Target audience
- the primary or major group of people expected to view the new site. For example, future students, current students and staff, or the general public
- Proposed URL
- the full web address, including the domain name (e.g. www.griffith.edu.au) and path (e.g. a study area). For example:
- a public site might be www.griffith.edu.au/health/school-genetic-studies
- an intranet site might be intranet.secure.griffith.edu.au/computing/web-publishing
- Business goal
- a brief statement of the overall purpose for the site and why it is needed. This sets the rough boundaries for the content and services found within the site. However, it is possible that an initial business goal can evolve and change over the lifetime of the site as it reflects the evolving services and priorities of an area
- Additional comments
- any other contextual information such as timelines, top level navigation, unusual features you will require, and information or instructions for WCMS
- Management roles
- name, Griffith ID and email address of the site owner
- name and Griffith ID of at least one trained content publisher and content coordinator
* Staff who have not completed the required training cannot be added as the content coordinator or publisher until they have completed the training
Once the registration form is submitted the Marketing Technology team and/or the Office of Marketing and Communications may contact you to clarify any issues about the naming and purpose of the site, its URL, where it is linked from, and/or its fit within the overall Griffith web presence. This is a normal part of the process.
When agreement is reached, the Marketing Technology team will record the details of the site and associated personnel in the Web Services Database, set up a site shell in the Content Management System using a site template or custom structure negotiated with the content coordinator, and assign permissions to the publisher and coordinator. They can then begin building the site.