Purpose of the departmental home page

The departmental home page for the Department of Biochemistry is designed to provide relevant information to members of the department and the public along with prospective students, faculty and staff.

Home page goals

  • Conform to UW-Madison's Brand and Visual Identity Guidelines

  • Provide an updated image for UW-Madison Biochemistry

  • Utilize a current, modern, functional CMS core that can accommodate our current and future needs

  • Maintain consistent navigation on all pages

  • Offer enhanced functionality

  • Highlight key content and upcoming events

  • Increase website search engine optimization

  • Improve ease of use, navigation and maintenance

  • Better integrate available content and resources to provide an improved experience and more information

  • Offer social media and sharing options for appropriate content

  • Allow for integration of departmental intranet in the future

  • Migrate to an entirely https based website with an enhanced certificate and new, shorter domain

Editorial Guidelines

In order to maintain a consistent and coherent appearance, departmental website guidelines should be followed on all Biochemistry related pages.  Guidelines are provided after appropriate training has been completed.

Highlights

  • Highlights should interest the broad range of the audiences that visit the departmental home page.

  • Topics should reflect the department's unique research, achievements or events that reflect the Department of Biochemistry.

  • Feature items must offer a compelling, high-quality photograph or illustration that can accompany the text. The visual must accommodate headline text that is placed over it. Submitted visuals must not break any copyright laws, and photos must not be altered in any way.

News

The content that appears under “News” is the most recent items from the complete collection of news stories the Department of Biochemistry has published. Please contact the Media Lab if you have a news idea you would like to suggest for inclusion.

Recent Publications

The recent publications section is automatically generated by selecting all PubMed publications that contain one of our faculty names as an author. Newest publications are listed first.

Biochem Events

The content that appears under “Events” are the departmental events that will occur closest to the time the website was visited. All upcoming events are available on the website. Please contact the Media Lab if you have an event idea you would like to suggest for inclusion.

CALS Events

CALS Events are automatically generated from all CALS Events published to the UW Events Calendar. Events are listed with the events occurring closest to the time the website was visited first.

Seminars

The content that appears under “Seminars” are departmentally hosted or relevant seminars that will occur closest to the time the website was visited. Upcoming seminars are included as soon as all necessary information is provided. Please contact the Media Lab if you have a seminar you would like to suggest for inclusion.

The seminars page sorts seminars in reverse chronological order, listing the seminar in furthest into the future first and the oldest seminar last.  A header will appear highlighting any seminars that will be occurring within the next seven days at the beginning of the seminars list. 

Symposia & Symposiums

The content that appears under “Symposia” & “Symposium” are departmentally hosted Symposia. Upcoming symposia are included as soon as all necessary information is provided. Please contact the Media Lab if you have symposia you would like to suggest for inclusion.

Faculty & Lab Pages

Content of faculty and lab pages is the responsibility of the faculty member or lab. The Media Lab is available to work with faculty member or labs that wish to update their content.