How to Request Club Web Space
- To receive club web space, your organization must be a Penn State student organization that is officially registered and in good standing or affiliated with Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.
- Your organization should apply with the Student Affairs office at the Fayette campus to get your club web space. The contact person is Chad Long.
- Your organization must meet specific eligibility requirements to qualify for web space. After your request has been sent to the Student Affairs office, it will be reviewed. This may take a few days. Once web space is granted and created, an officer in your organization, likely the president, will be sent a notice via e-mail. This officer will be referred to as the web-team coordinator. The e-mail will give instructions on how the web-team coordinator can assign the webmasters (also known as the web team) who will have the ability to modify your organization's web site. While the web-team coordinator may not necessarily have access to modify the web site him/herself, the web-team coordinator can assign his/her account to be a webmaster as well. Generally, the president of each organization serves as the web-team coordinator. When new officers are chosen, your organization must submit a new "Executive Reference Form" to the Student Affairs office. After your organization's form has been processed, the web-team coordinator position is generally re-assigned to the new president.
- Once they have been notified that their accounts have been created, the webmasters can read the tutorials on how to access the web space for an organization.
Authoring a Webpage
- Directory Default Pages—The "Root Page”, "Directory Index”, or "Directory Default Page" is the page people see when they type in your directory. An example is when someone types in http://www.clubs.psu.edu/sas/author/ they are really looking at http://www.clubs.psu.edu/sas/author/index.html. We recommended that you have default pages for your directories so that your web audience can have an easier time finding your site. We also recommend that you use "index.html", although other filenames will be checked as well.
- Image File Format—Save photographs as JPEG files and computer-drawn images as GIF files to save disk space, as well as making downloading faster. You can also save a PNG image as "indexed" like GIF or in RGB or CMYK format like JPEG for photos.
- Adobe InDesign and Dreamweaver are two web development programs that are available in the main computer lab. These two commonly used programs are user friendly, and tutorials are offered on both programs via Penn State's Training Services. Links to tutorials for both Adobe Indesign and Dreamweaver can be found here.
Uploading to Club Web Space using PASS Explorer
- Go to https://explorer.pass.psu.edu/.
- Log in with your Penn State Access Account (ex. xyz123) and password.
- Find the Browse To: drop down menu in the middle of the screen.
- Click the arrow on the drop down menu.
- Select the correct club space (ex. Club: [abbreviation of club name]@[campus location]).
- A list of files inside the clubs folder will appear.
- Click Upload.
- Click Browse.
- Select the files you wish to upload.
- Click Upload.
- Files will now appear in the club folder that are visible via the Web.
- Administrative Contact:
For questions and assistance with club web space accounts, please contact Chad Long (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Technical Contact:
For technical questions and assistance, such as file upload and content management of your student organization's web site, please contact Bill Hager (email@example.com).