The Web Services Group (WSG) provides design services for official Carleton sites and services. If you have a site you’d like to redesign, or a new site you would like to develop, we can help with that effort. We will also apply Carleton branding to third-party-provided services, like The Hub, OnBase, and Moodle.

Getting Started:

  • Think about what you’d like your site to look like and how you’d like it to work. Consider looking at how other departments, offices, and schools have tackled the problem, and what might be working or not working about your current site, if you have one.
  • Fill out the Web Request form. Describe in as much detail as possible what you are looking for.
  • Julie Anderson or another member of the team will contact you to schedule a kickoff meeting (see below), or, if the project is straightforward, to provide an idea of how your request will fit into the team’s schedule.

More Info:

  • “Web design” is a term that can mean a variety of things. It can range from visual styling, to reorganization (sometimes called “Information Architecture”), to content editing and creation (writing new pages, or producing a video, for example), to usability research (making sure that a site works for visitors).
  • We will often want to have a kickoff meeting so we can fully understand what, exactly, is needed for your project. This may need to happen before we can give you a firm timeline for the project.
  • Please consider the ongoing maintenance requirements of your website. Every page on a live site should be reviewed and updated at least annually; if you plan to build a large site this can mean a commitment to a considerable amount of additional staff time will need to be devoted to your site.
  • Also consider what, if anything, on your site might be able to be automated. Is there something that could be pulled from the college’s central information systems? Note it in this process, so that we can investigate the possibility of automation during the redesign.