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.
The in-house 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.
Local external agencies
There are many web design agencies in Exeter external to the University. There would be a cost involved. These include:
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.