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Learn How to Develop a Website or Hire a Web Developer

Learn How to Develop a Website

Rutgers offers website development training for individuals with different levels of knowledge, from the novice with little or no website development training to experienced IT professionals.

Communicator Certificate

If your position at Rutgers includes regular communications projects, you should strongly consider signing up for the university’s Communicator Certificate Program. Several courses in the program cover aspects of web writing, design, and effectiveness. Read course descriptions. Enroll now.

Communicator Certificate: Web-Related Courses

  • “Communicating With Video”
  • “Communications Assessment”
  • “Communication Guidelines and Policies”
  • “Defining and Serving Today’s Audiences”
  • “Design Basics”
  • “Developing a Communications Plan”
  • “Electronic Communications”
  • “Photography Basics”
  • “Proofreading and Editing Using the Rutgers Editorial Style Guide
  • “Social Media Training”
  • “Understanding the Rutgers University Identity”
  • “Writing and Design for the Web”

Office of Information Technology

Courses, resources, tips, and more are provided by the Office of Information Technology.

Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research

Workshops on Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and other web-related topics are offered by the Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research.

University Human Resources Professional Development Workshops

University Human Resources offers periodic professional development workshops that can get you started with your web project.

Join a Listserv

Rutgers has a number of listservs set up to provide information about universitywide web initiatives as well as facilitate collaboration among web developers.

  • Web_managers provides tips and tutorials for novice web developers such as administrators and other personnel assigned to manage unit/department websites.
  • Web_announce offers periodic updates to decision makers and information providers involved in creating the Rutgers web presence.
  • Web_developers provides information of value to designers and programmers about the university’s presence.
  • Drupal_admins listserv provides tips and tricks for Drupal site administrators and developers at the university.

 

Hire a Web Developer

If you do not have the time or are not comfortable with updating your website yourself, there are a variety of sources you can turn to for help.

Hire the Rutgers Microcomputer Support Services Group (MSSG)

With its nonprofit, in-house auxiliary programming and database services, MSSG can work with you on various aspects of building and updating your website. Services include:

  • Web design
  • Web development/database design
  • Web hosting

Hire a Student

A part-time student worker may be ideal for your needs. The Student Employment Office can help you find a student worker. You may also want to reach out to the Department of Computer Science or Office of Information Technology departments on your campus for leads on a reliable student to hire.

Hire Outside Help through University Procurement Services

University Procurement Services can help you identify qualified vendors who can provide the services you need and guide you through the process of purchasing professional services.

Professional Service Provider Matrix

University Procurement Services’ Professional Service Provider Matrix describes the types of professional services providers typically hired by Rutgers. Look for the types of service providers you need—artists, graphic designers, photographers, programmers, video/audio editors/production, web administrator/hosting, web designer, writers—and learn more about the hiring process.

For a consultation on purchasing professional services, contact:

University Procurement Services
ASB III, 2nd Floor, 3 Rutgers Plaza
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559
Phone: 732-932-4370
Fax: 732-932-4390