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Explore a variety of web topics in written form and short introductory videos. Looking for a deeper review of these topics? Check out our community training offerings. 

  • Archiving or Deleting Your Website

    Archived sites will move into a “static” state where they are still visible online, but not fully functional or updatable.

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  • Basic Principles of Information Architecture

    Information architecture (IA) focuses on organizing, structuring, and labeling content in an effective and sustainable way. 

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  • Building with Blocks

    Our design system changes the paradigm for web building at Yale. Learn how to build with Blocks to make your content shine.

  • Building Your Menu

    Learn how to build a basic or mega menu on the new YaleSites Platform and wayfinding tactics to ensure users can easily navigate your site.

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  • Creating Accessible and Inclusive Content

    At Yale, we’re committed to promoting a respectful, accessible, and inclusive community on campus. That commitment extends to our websites.

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  • How to Conduct a Content Audit

    Content audits keep an inventory of a website and provide insight into which content to create, update, re-write, or delete.

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  • Interpreting and Using Analytics Data

    Web analytics helps you track and interpret user data to make informed decisions about content and structure.

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  • Regular Auditing and Web Maintenance

    Regular auditing and web maintenance is vital to building and maintaining trust with your visitors. Learn about how to prioritize content updates.

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  • Self-Service Quick Start Guide

    What do we mean when we say a site is self-service? It means you or your department is responsible for rebuilding your website on the new YaleSites.

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  • Supported Build on YaleSites

    If your site has been identified for supported build, the YaleSites team and ITS will help you rebuild on the new YaleSites platform.

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  • Using a Content Matrix

    A content matrix helps web content managers decide how to map and shape content from an old site into a new one.

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  • Web Writing Best Practices

    Yale’s websites are an important part of how we communicate with our many audiences. Apply these proven best practices to ensure readable web content.

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  • Working with a Vendor

    If your site has complex needs and your department has the budget, you can work with a web agency to build your site on the YaleSites platform.

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  • Writing for SEO

    Writing for search engine optimization (SEO) means knowing how to use keywords, header styles, page titles and meta descriptions effectively.

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  • YaleSites Upgrade Pathways

    The YaleSites team and ITS have identified pathways for each site’s upgrade and migration process. Learn more about your pathway and how to prepare.

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