So you need to update your ENMU webpage, huh? So you need to update your ENMU webpage, huh?

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Updating a Web Page Option 1

So, you need to update a web page and you aren't sure where to start? Well, don't panic; we're here for you every step of the way. We're going to go over the process step-by-step, so if you already know something just skip over it.

There are two main ways that you can submit an update, and we are going to go over both of them. The first way we are going to cover is the "old school" pen and paper way of doing things, it's a bit slower, but it is by far the simplest method. The second is a little more complicated, but it's also faster and generally won't require you to leave your computer, so if that sounds good then you'll want to use option two. Okay, are you ready? Here we go.

Step 1: Assessing page content

The first thing that you are going to want to do is find what you need to update. If you simply need to update a single page then all you need to do is find that page and bring it up on your computer. If, however, you need to update a number of pages then you might want to find them all and bring them up so that you can look them over. The following instructions cover how to assess a single page, but if you have a group of pages that need to be updated then just follow the following steps for each page, but also try to think about how they all connect together.

Once you've found your page/pages it's time to get to work. First of all, you need to think about what kind of update you need to make. If all you are doing is making a quick change or fix such as correcting a spelling error, or updating a short list, then you can probably just skip to the next step. However, if the change that you need to make is more involved, then you are going to need to put some thought into assessing the content of your page.

If you need to make a major overhaul to a page rather than just change some of the details, the first thing that you might want to do is think about the purpose of the page. Are you providing some sort of service with the page, such as an application for students to sign up for an event or group, or are you providing information, such as dates and times, or a description of the purpose of a department. Another thing that you might want to decide is who is the page targeted toward, are you targeting students? Are you targeting staff?

Once you've decided that, you should stop looking at the page altogether and start brainstorming. You know what the purpose of the page is and who the target is, so now you need to think about what you want to put on the page. You might want to think about the most common procedures people go through, why they might be looking at the page, or what services you offer. You can look at the website and just use common sense to decide what the target audience of the page is going to need to get out of the page.

Now that you've decided all of that, you should probably start by writing a first draft of what you need on the page, you can easily do this with Word or any other text editor; you could also write it down by hand. Or if you want you can print out the current page by pressing Ctrl + P and then mark or write any of the changes you think you'll want to make. After the first draft is done, the hardest part is over. You'll probably want to let the first draft sit for at least fifteen minutes just to give yourself some time to rest (perhaps grab some lunch, tacos are always nice) and to think of anything that you might have missed.

After that, you should look over your first draft and make necessary changes or fix any mistakes that might have managed to find their way in. Now that that's all taken care of, you're ready to move on to the next step!

Step 2: Print the page and note any changes

You know what changes you need to make, but how do you address them? Well that's actually pretty simple: go to the page that you need to make changes to, hit Ctrl + P to print the page out. Once you have the printed copy of the page, mark any changes with a pen or pencil. Preferably use a pen, and if you want to use a pencil, make sure all markings are dark and easy to see. Also it's better if you can write your instructions in print rather than in cursive, and take care not to write too small. You might want to show the page to someone else and see if they can read what you've written just to make sure.
 
See that wasn't too hard now was it, and that's all there is to step 2, now we can move on to the third and final step, so don't worry you're almost done.
 

Step 3: Bring the update to the Office of Communication Services, and follow through

You're so close, just a little farther and your part will be done. The next thing you need to do is take the page you've printed out and marked on and bring it to the Admin Building Room 218 and give it to one of our friendly staff; we're here to help and none of us bite so don't feel too nervous. If you have any additional instructions you need to make sure we know, just attach them to the pages you printed with whatever you find most convenient, you could use a sticky note or you could staple it on, just make sure it's written down so we won't forget it.
 
Make sure we get your email address so we can reach you if we have any questions, and so we can contact you when we're done.
 
And that's it, you're done. We'll get back to you as soon as we get your update completed. Now you can go and relax with the knowledge that your update is in capable hands. It was a pleasure working with you and we hope to see you again.
 

 


Another Option for Updating Your ENMU Web Pages Another Option for Updating Your ENMU Web Pages

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Updating a Web Page Option Two

Now as promised we're going to go over the second option for updating a page, this way is a little more complicated but once you've done it once you might like it better since it's a little faster and more convenient.

Step 1: Assessing page content

This step is the same as it was for option one so if you've already read it then there's really no reason for you not to go ahead and skip to the next step. If not then just refer back to step 1 for option one above.

Step 2: Submit your change

Don't worry; this part's not nearly as hard as it sounds. What you want to do is go to the Communication Services Job Request page at https://enmu.edu/pubrequest. Once you're there, you'll see there are a few underlined headers. There should be three, "Duplicating Request", "Publication Request" and "Web Update Request." In this case, since what we're trying to get done is an update to the Web you'll want to click on "Web Update Request."

Once you've done that, you should see the "Web Update Request" form. One thing to keep in mind is for an update to an existing page, or to report a problem on an existing page, you'll need to know the URL for that page. If you're not sure what the URL is, it's usually not very difficult to find; just hop on your favorite Internet browser and navigate to the page in question. Once you're there, the URL (Web address) for the page should be displayed as a line of text near the top of your browser window.

Other than that, the majority of the form should be self-explanatory, but if you have any questions, you can email us at webmaster@enmu.edu.

Step 3: Sit back, relax, and brew your favorite beverage

That's it, you're done. Our hard working staff will get your update done and you can relax and feel reassured with the knowledge that your update is in good hands. You will receive an email when the update is done so you can look it over and make sure it all looks good. We live to serve and are more than glad to take care of all your web update needs. We hope that you had the best possible experience and we look forward to working with you again.

 


Web Update Options Web Update Options

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There are two options we recommend that might help you with maintaining the content you know best. Option 1 is on the left, but be sure to scroll down this page to view Option 2 so you can choose the one that works best for you!


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