Department of Web Communications
166 Rose Administration Bldg
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0144
phone: (205) 348-2440
fax: (205) 348-8320
The role of the Department of Web Communications is to devise, coordinate and optimize the University's Internet presence as an element of the institution's overall communications strategy.
The Department of Web Communications is responsible for building and managing the top levels of the University of Alabama web presence and for providing direction, support, coordination and consultation for web and social media initiatives campus-wide.
In order to create a more unified brand, enhanced user experience and improved web infrastructure, we are leading the charge to implement a new enterprise web content management system, OU Campus.
UA-branded web templates based on the design and functionality of the UA Home Page are available for use by any official unit of The University of Alabama. The templates are built on a custom responsive framework based on Bootstrap, and offer many pre-built design and layout options to aid in web development. The framework also ensures maximum flexibility and customization options, and includes all the tools you'll need to build a robust UA website of any size and scope.
The UA WordPress Theme extends the functionality of the UA Web Templates to a content management system platform, ideal for large-scale websites with frequent content updates by non-technical content providers. The WordPress Themes are based on the same framework as UA.edu and the UA Web Templates, but offer prebuilt plug-and-play pages and formats for WordPress, and allow customization of the site's specifics within the admin panel of WordPress.
UA-themed responsive HTML e-mail templates are available for use by any official unit of The University of Alabama. The templates are tested to be as widely-compatible as possible with a wide range of e-mail clients, and are responsive and optimized for mobile devices.
Web Communications is responsible for developing strategy for and managing UA's top-level social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Vimeo and LinkedIn. In addition, guidelines and best practices for social media are are available for use by all UA social media channels, and are recommended for all social media managers at UA.
If you are a vendor who wishes to share your product and/or services with The University of Alabama, we ask for your assistance by following our process for reviewing products and services in the most efficient manner possible. Please send the information about your product via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will review the information and contact you if your product or service interests us further. If your product or service does not match a current institutional need, we will keep your information on file and refer to it in the future should such a need arise. Thank you for helping us manage the flow of information efficiently, and for your desire to assist The University of Alabama in achieving its goals and objectives.
If you have a question about a UA web site or regarding what resources are available to faciliate your web project, please feel free to contact the Department of Web Communications, and we'll do our best to assist you.
Below is a partial list of web sites managed by the Department of Web Communications. If you have questions about these sites, or are unsure about who to contact about other sites, please contact us.