Web Services

SoCIT offers technical, architectural, editorial, and artistic development and direction for content included in the www.communication.northwestern.edu domain. We also manage the www.soc.northwestern.edu domain.

SoC Content Management System

The SoC content management system (CMS) stores and presents all web content for the school using a set of standard templates and styles. Request for updates and additions to the site are made to the Web Administrator. WS staff will lead you through planning and content development and perform content editing.

Web Hosting

General hosting services are offered to faculty for web sites that support the mission of the SoC but are outside the purview of the CMS. Content owners are responsible for maintaining appropriate content on their sites that is in compliance with federal and state regulations. Scripting capabilities of the hosting server that include php5 and MySQL are available upon request. Requests for e-commerce or third party software such as CMS, blogs, or wikis will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Application Development

An application is web content that requires additional programming beyond that of general text or graphical content. This includes registration forms and various other data management tools. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the scope of a project there may be cost sharing fees associated.

Web Address Requests

You may make a requests for specific web addresses as long as that address isn't already taken. The following options are available.

  • example.northwestern.edu
  • www.communication.northwestern.edu/example
  • example.soc.northwestern.edu and soc.northwestern.edu/example