There are two options for putting your course/group/lab on the
web. You can either have web@me manage the page(s) or you can do
it yourself. Note that the webmaster cannot handle major tasks or
the day-to-day chores of updating a course site. If you know you
want to manage a page, please complete the online
You Manage the Page
For courses and other pages that change on a regular basis, web
management is probably best left to someone other than web@me. Some
of the essential features,
- Complete control over content.
- Able to frequently change page information without having to
wait for web@me to post the page.
- Most appropriate for course pages whose content changes regularly.
- Requires knowledge of HTML and UNIX.
What You Need to Start
1. An MEnet account. If you do not have one, see MEnet
Services for an account form or visit the folks in ME155.
2. Read the UNIX help docs for webpage
management. You will need this for group management. MEnet also
maintains documentation on UNIX and a variety of UNIX tools. Since
the webserver is a Linux machine, you will need to use UNIX to post
pages on your own.
3. Read the HTML Hints Guide. Included
in the hints guide are HTML skeleton files for the main ME pages
that you can copy and use as a base for creating your own pages.
4. Complete the online application
for maintainer status. Please allow some time for processing.
web@me Manages the Page
The benefits of web@me management are
- No need to know much UNIX or fuss with managing groups, etc.
- Web maintains the links.
- Appropriate for static pages like labs or group pages whose
content changes infrequently.
- Not appropriate for pages that need to be updated often like
If you have determined that your page can be managed/posted by
the webmaster, you will need to do the following:
1. Send an email to email@example.com
describing what you would like done.
2. Remember to tell the webmaster where links to your page would
be most appropriate.
3. If you have HTML already written, you can inform the webmaster
to post that.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org