Web01 / Web02
Although ECU maintains many specialist webservers for various web systems, its primary webserver is called 'Web01'. Areas within the university seeking to create a web presence should request access to this server.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do ECU staff get an account on the ECU web server?
- How do I map a network drive to the ECU web server?
- Who do I contact for help and support?
- How do I get the software?
- Is there training available?
- What is a template?
- Can I use Microsoft Word to create my web pages?
- What image types can I use in a web page?
- Can I place copyrighted materials on the web?
- Can I limit who can see documents on the web?
- How do I clear my browser cache?
How do ECU staff get an account on the ECU web server?
You must complete the Web Author Account Application form which must be signed approved by the appropriate manager. Only complete this form if you have been advised to do so. Accounts are assigned per work area on the ECU web server (e.g. Student Services Centre); if editing for more than one area you must submit multiple account request forms.
How do I map a network drive to the ECU web server?
Mapping a network drive to the ECU web server allows you to use Windows Explorer to transfer files between your PC/Mac and the web server. This is the only way of connecting to the main ECU web server.
Who do I contact for help and support?
Experiencing problems developing your web pages? Your first point of call can be the Web Business Team. Alternatively there may also be a senior web representative for your area that you may be able to seek assistance. The IT Service Desk can assist with your access to the web servers and installation of software.
How do I get the software?
Adobe Dreamweaver, orginally called Macromedia Dreamweaver, is the web software application to use when developing webpages for ECU websites on Web01. Dreamweaver is available under site license at ECU. You may request to have this application installed on your SOE work computer by contacting the IT Service Desk. It is recommended that all staff use the latest version of Adobe Dreamweaver.
Is there training available?
No. The ECU Website Management Committee (2006) had, in conjunction with the former Centre for Learning and Teaching had developed an in-house training course to ensure that the training on offer is customised to ECU's needs. This training is no longer offered as the University has transitioned to a WebCMS product for managing web content.
What is a template?
The ECU Website Management Committee (2006) has created a set of Dreamweaver Templates from which web pages are constructed. The templates allow users to create, and edit, web pages which are consistent with ECU 2004 Web Corporate Style.
Can I use Microsoft Word to create my web pages?
Dreamweaver is the only application recommended for developing and maintaining web pages at ECU. If you need to place a document on the web you should either upload the word document itself, or convert the document to Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format (preferred). In order to create PDF documents you will need to purchase Adobe Acrobat Professional. Consult the IT Service Desk prior to purchase.
What image types can I use in a web page?
There are three different types of images that can be used
- GIF - for low colour graphics and basic animations.
- JPG - all photographic images. Does not support animations.
- PNG - for low colour graphics or photographic images. Does not support animations.
Can I place copyrighted materials on the web?
If ECU does not own the copyrighted materials you must obtain permission for their use.
Can I limit who can see documents on the web?
Contact your area's senior web representative for assistance in limiting access to materials. It is not recommended relying upon the password protection in Microsoft Office documents alone to limit access to a documents content as search engines will show contents of documents the index and ignore the inbuilt document protection.
How do I clear my browser cache?
If you find you are having trouble viewing a site or aren't seeing updates that you know have been made, it may be that your browser is showing a cached version of the site, instead of the most up-to-date version. To force your browser to reload the website and all its files, you should clear your browser cache.