Personal Web Space
There are a number of resources available at Evergreen for students, staff and faculty who want to publish on the web. The first step is getting yourself some personal web space! There are two primary options for publishing personal websites:
- Publishing using WordPress at blogs.evergreen.edu
- writing your own html
Get yourself an Evergreen blog
The easiest way to get started publishing to the web is with a personal blog. You can self request a blog at http://blogs.evergreen.edu. Evergreen uses WordPressMU which is an easy to use website framework that comes with built-in templates and an easy to use publishing interface. No additional software is required, just login to the site and start publishing.
Requesting Personal Web Space
If you're comfortable with HTML or have a favorite web development program like Dreamweaver and just want a publicly accessible web directory you can request web space on academic.evergreen.edu by going to my.evergreen site. Login using your Evergreen username and password, click on the 'Request personal web space' link and the directory will be created automagically.
Web Development Software
Evergreen is well equipped with the software required to create and publish your own web site. Macromedia Dreamweaver is available on all of the computers in the Academic Computer Center and in the CAL.
There are online tutorials available. The tutorials for web development are as listed below-
- Intro. to Photoshop CS3
- Intro. to Fireworks MX
- Optimizing Images
- Basic HTML
- Intro. to CSS
- Intro. to Dreamweaver
- Dreamweaver Plug-ins
- Intro. to Freehand
- Intro. to Flash CS3
Proper use of your web space is important. Please see the detailed explanation of Appropriate Use of It Resources.
Managing your website
Upload files using an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program. Some programs now have built in FTP utilities to let you upload pages and images to your website, but you may want to use a more powerful separate FTP program like Fetch, for Macs: http://www.fetchsoftworks.com/ You can apply for the free educational password at http://www.fetchsoftworks.com/Licensing/edustore.application.html
Or WSFTP, for Windows:
The basic information you need to configure any FTP program (or the Publish to Web feature of a bigger program) to communicate with your website is at:
Detailed instructions for setting up Fetch are available.
If (and only if) you're on campus, you can also connect to your web directory on the network and just deal with the files directly, as if they were on some other disk drive connected to your machine. See instructions for connecting a Windows machine, and for connecting a Mac.