Vassar provides space for faculty, staff and administrators of the College to create their own website.
The information provided here, assumes you are familiar with the use of a computer, browsing the Internet using a web browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) and you have created pages that are ready to be published. If you need help getting ready to publish, please contact our Technology Trainer (email@example.com) for a hands-on session.
The Vassar Computer Center provides a web account for every Vassar student, faculty member, administrator, and staff member to publish web pages. Go to GetWeb to get started.
Your web pages are public files for everyone on the web to see. All your web files reside in a folder called "web". Any file in this folder are public so don't put an item there that is not ready or is not appropriate (such as copyrighted materials) for public viewing.
File names on the web are case sensitive. This means that "Hello.html" is a completely different file from "hello.html". Therefore, it is a good idea to always use all lowercase letters for your filenames to avoid confusion. All html files should end with ".html" or ".htm".
The main page for your website should be called "index.html". If you do not have a file called index.html, a list of all files in your web directory will be shown.
Please note, FTP and sFTP can be used on-campus. If you are going to be uploading files from off-campus you must first connect to the network using VPN. Click here to learn more about VPN.
Be sure to test your pages locally in a variety of popular web browsers.
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You can update your pages at any time by transferring the new version to your account to replace the old version.
Below is a brief discussion of rules regarding the use of the web at Vassar. Be sure to check the College regulations which are covered more completely in the student handbook.