Research projects, lab groups, academic websites
When a website is required for a research project, a lab group or for an individual academic, these are recommended available options:
The University has WordPress on a server that staff can use to set up their own websites. We have developed a standard University template with options to customise, to enable staff to easily build and manage their own sites. Some examples of sites built using this include:
This option is free. The Digital Team can provide guidance and advice but cannot help with the build or ongoing maintenance.
Multimedia Design Studio
The in-house multimedia design studio can design and build bespoke websites (not in standard University T4 templates). There will be a cost and you would be expected to manage the ongoing maintenance of the website. Contact the Design Studio for more information.
Free website builders
There are a number of companies that will allow you to build your own website using a variety of templates. The service is free but usually the company will have their name in your URL and have a link in the footer. You can usually pay a fee to remove this advertising and use your own URL. Some examples include:
Low cost website builders
There are also a number of companies that offer a low cost solution to building a website. Some examples are below but there are lots of other companies.
You can read a good article by PC mag rating a number of options.