The content of your Web site is, ultimately, what drives people to visit it. The phrase goes “content is king” and Web Design & Support can help you integrate quality content into your Web site.
You have the ability to embed a variety of media into your Web site, including audio files, YouTube videos, photo slideshows and even PowerPoint presentations.
The important thing to keep in mind is to make sure that if you utilize these technologies that the content you are offering through them is of a sufficient quality and relevance to your audience. In the realm of multi-media content it is better to not do something at all than to do it poorly, so when you make a decision to add video or photos to your Web site care should be taken to present media that your audience will find interesting.
Below are links to more information about the various types of media that can be integrated into your Department Web site.
Web Design & Support can help you set up a free YouTube account for your department or unit and show you how to embed videos from YouTube directly into your Web site. Here you can see some examples about how this works.
We have software available that allows us to create high-quality slideshows using Adobe Flash technology. The interface is pretty simple and creates an impressive way to view a collection of photos perfect for promoting a special event, a construction project, or a body of student and faculty work.
Technology exists that allows us to embed a PowerPoint presentation directly onto a Web page so that users can view the content of the presentation without needing to download it or open it with PowerPoint software (which many off-campus users do not have.)
If you have an idea for a podcast or audio program you would like to offer for the campus community, Web Design & Support can arrange the technical aspects of that project for you and build a Web site for the podcast.