School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Web and Digital Communications (WDC)

The WSU School of Medicine Web and Digital Communications (WDC) Department provides the SOM with web and digital service support. The WDC Department works with units to improve and in many cases redesign sites for better end user experiences. Please email all web requests, questions or concerns to wdc@med.wayne.edu.

Web and Digital Communications Department
540 E. Canfield, Detroit MI
1230 Scott Hall
wdc@med.wayne.edu



If you are having difficulty connecting, please call the MSIS Helpdesk at 577-1527.

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How to Author/Update a Website
(Web Guidelines)

 

Want to Author a Website?

Please send a consent letter from an administrative level or higher granting you permission to author the site. Please address the request to wdc@med.wayne.edu.

 

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Connect to a Web site

We recommend using Dreamweaver as an authoring tool.
We do not support FrontPage Extensions.

If you are having difficulty connecting, please call the helpdesk at 577-1527.

Connect to VPN:
If you are away from the WSU School of Medicine campus:

 

Once you are connected to VPN or if you are using a medical school campus machine,
please use one of the following methods to connect:

 

FOR WINDOWS

METHOD 1:

“Map a Drive” to the web server:

  • Right click on "My Computer"
  • Select <Map Network Drive>
  • Select a drive letter you would like to use for access to your web files this will actually default to the next available drive letter, but you can change it to be a "w:" for web drive... as an example)
  • In the "folder" box, type the following:
  • Click the " Reconnect at Login " box if you would like for this mapping to be available each time to you log on to your machine (using the user name and password you also use for your med.wayne.edu email account).
  • Click on "different user name" and enter:
    MED\user name and password.
    Be sure to enter "MED\" before your user name.
  • Click <OK> and <Finish>

You may be able to view all folders on the web server, but you will only be able to open, write and overwrite content in the folder that you are assigned to.

 

METHOD 2:

Add a “Network Place”:

  • From your Windows desktop
  • Click <My Network Places>
  • Click <Add Network Place>
  • In the “Add Network Place Wizard” type in the following address:
  • Click <Next>
  • You will be prompted for your med.wayne.edu user name and password . Enter each as requested
  • When the dialog box returns, click <Finish>
  • Your web folder “Network Place” will be created and will attempt to display all contents of that folder for you.
  • When prompted again, enter your med.wayne.edu user name and password
  • A window will appear with all content of the folder that you have rights to.

 

FOR MAC (OSX and above):

  • Click your mouse on the desktop.
  • Go to the “GO” menu and scroll to “Connect to Server…”
  • You will now see a window that will allow you to enter in the server address
  • In the Address field type in: smb://Med-web01/www-data/yourwebsite
  • You may be able to view all folders on the web server, but you will only be able to open, write and overwrite content in the folder that you are assigned to.

 

For OS9 (Classic) and below:

  • Go to UAM Installer for MAC OS 9
    and download the UAM installer for Mac OS 9 and below
  • Install the plug-in
  • Open the chooser from the Apple Menu
  • In the chooser window, select Server IP Address
  • Enter: med-web01.med.wayne.edu into the window
  • Another window opens asking for your Domain id and password. (Note: This is the same user name and password you use to access your med.wayne.edu account in Outlook.)
  • Highlight Mac Web Share from the next window and click <ok>
  • From the share icon on your desktop, go into www-data, and navigate to your folder.
  • Click <Finish>

 

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How to Author/Update a Website

We recommend using Dreamweaver as an authoring tool.
We do not support FrontPage Extensions.


Please follow these guidelines when updating and creating new pages for your website:

  • Your web pages should be saved using the .asp extension (not .htm or .html)

  • You may download the zip file with the template to use as a model.
    ([right click] and select [save target as]. Save the document into your desktop and unzip the template.zip file.

If you have any questions or concerns about this process please address them to wdc@med.wayne.edu.

 

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