Web Communicators

This section is designed for university communicators who participate in their department's web presence. It guides you through the writing for the web and trains you on our Drupal platform.

If you would like to set up a training for yourself or someone in your department who needs to learn more about Writing for the Web or our Drupal system, email webservices@uoregon.edu to submit a help ticket.

Writing for the Web

“Ultimately, users visit your website for its content. Everything else is just the backdrop.” – Jakob Nielsen

Follow the 1-2-3-4-5 Rule.

Use Jon Ziomek’s 1-2-3-4-5 rule:

  • 1 main thought, expressed in
  • 2 to 3 short sentences, taking up no more than
  • 4 to 5 lines on the page

What happens at six lines? Your paragraph becomes more than an inch long. And an inch of type is too thick for most readers. Especially when you’re writing for mobile.

“Get rid of half the words on each page, then get rid of half of what’s left.” ― Steve Krug

Drupal Basics

Drupal Basics is designed to help communicators and content editors add and edit content for the websites they maintain. It starts with the very basics of how to gain access to a website and log in and covers a wide range of Drupal features, including advanced web design features.