Why your site needs an About us page
This page’s purpose is to give users the backstory to the department, division, conference, research theme etc. It also helps establish and build a relationship with your visitors.
The idea photos are “usually looked at – seldom looked into” is widely attributed to Ansel Adams – a superb 20th Century photographer, whose statement also applies to how photos are seen on the web.
Often, groups within the University will have some web hosting requirements that won’t fit inside the University’s content management system (CMS).
Typically, these will be for things like conference and event registration forms, and other small applications that require a database backend.
To accommodate these requests, the University provides a standard environment for hosting these applications based around PHP and MySQL.
As with most collections, there is the good, the bad, the ugly, and the uglier. This leads to users filtering content that serves little or no purpose.
That time is now approaching.