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Establishing an LAVC Website

This page is provided by the IT department as answers to some common questions.

For further information about the LAVC Web site, contact the Webmaster at extension 2534.

If you need training on developing a Web site, contact the Staff Development office at extension 2712.

Requesting Web Space on the LAVC Web Server:

To request space in our Web server, put a WSO . In the "Requestor's Dept" of the WSO, select "Web Master". In the location, select "LAVC Web Site". To be assigned Web space, you need to have an email account (_____ @lavc.edu). If you do not have one, you can request an account in Administration 108. Once you have your account, follow the procedure below. For a Department Web site, the WSO must come from the department chair or supervisor.

  1. In the WSO, explain who you are, why you need the space and include your LAVC email. If you want to contact the Webmaster, the email is belmonc@lavc.edu and the extension is 5806.
  2. The Webmaster will create a folder, link it to the LAVC website and ask the IT department to setup the needed security levels on the folder.
  3. You will be emailed when the Web site is ready to be used. The URL of the Web site will be included in the email.
    • If the Web site belongs to you, the Web folder will be named the same as your username.
    • If the Web site belongs to your department, the Web folder will be named after the department.
    • The naming and location of the department folder is decided by the Webmaster. Your input is welcome.

Assuming the maintenance of a department site:

To assign the maintenance of a department's site to other than the school's Webmaster, put a WSO. The WSO must come from the department chair or supervisor. In the "Requestor's Dept" of the WSO, select "Web Master".

Using Your Own Server:

If you are using your own server, email the webmaster with the URL of your webpage. The webmaster will list you and the link on the Instructor page of the LAVC website. All LAVC website guidelines must be adhered to.

Updating the Web Site:

  1. On your Desktop, double click on "My Computer". Double click on the "I" drive.
  2. Modify the contents of the drive to modify your Website.
    • "FTPing" to the Web site is not allowed. The "I" drive is only available from staff computers.
    • If the Web site belongs to the department, the drive is "M".

If the maintenance of the Web site is done by the Webmaster, you do not need to put a WSO for updates or changes. Contact the Webmaster directly at belmonc@lavc.edu or the extension 2534.

Setting up Your Computer (Windows Machines): This is optional but highly recommended.

  1. On your Desktop, double click on "My Computer".
  2. Click on the "View" menu and select List.
  3. Click on the "Tools" menu and select Folder Options.
  4. Click on the "View" tab. Check "Display the full path in the address bar" and "Display the full path in the title bar". Uncheck "Hide file extensions for known file types".
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Click the "Like Current Folder" button. A popup Window will show, click Yes.
  7. Click the "OK" button.

Basic Website Guidelines:

  1. No commercial, for profit or advertisement content is allowed
  2. The Web server will look for your home page in the following order: default.html, default.htm, index.html, index.htm
  3. Server side scripts (.asp, .php) are not supported.
  4. Place the LAVC logo in the upper left corner. The logo should link to the school home page. The logo's URL is www.lavc.edu/LogoLAVCNewNoback.jpg
  5. Links to pages outside the LAVC site should open on a separate window. Popups are discouraged.
  6. Use the school's colors. The LAVC green is FEF2DE. The LAVC gold is FF9900. Many pages use EEEEE0 or FEF2DE as the body background color. Many pages use www.lavc.edu/LAVCBack.jpg as the body image background.

  1. GREEN




  2. Keep in mind that your Web site should have a general feeling of belonging to the LAVC Web site.
  3. Not including academic content, the Webmaster is the person to ask with respect to what is acceptable on the LAVC site, and what is allowed to be linked from the college site.