Before you build an official campus Web site, think through how you are going manage and update the content on a regular basis. Depending on the size of your site and the update frequency of your content, Web site management can potentially require a great deal of personnel resource. Identify a person(s) responsible for coordinating the development and maintenance of the site. The coordinator(s) should understand that maintenance is an ongoing process. Effective maintenance of official Cal Poly pages requires that the coordinator(s) address the following:
- Determine if your department has the resources to keep the information on the proposed website current and accurate.
- Ensure that the site is functioning properly.
- Maintain links within the Web site.
- Respond to inquiries about the Web site and content.
- Create and maintain the content for their Web site.
- Ensure that all Web site content complies with copyright laws, Cal Poly guidelines and policies, and Section 508 and CSU Accessibility best practices.
- Determine how often the content will be changed and updated. Web sites with date sensitive material will require more attention. Official Web sites must also display page update dates at the bottom of every page. Please see the minimum identity and communication requirements for Cal Poly Web pages.
Note: If information on your Web site will be changing daily, you may consider working with the Cal Poly Portal team to build a "channel" for distributing information.