Getting Started

If you run into a problem, have questions about how something works, or have questions about functionality that is not covered, email to ask for assistance.

Ask for Assistance   

Whether you are getting ready to launch a new website, launch a redesigned website, or just being added to an existing website, learn how to get started using our flexible, mobile-friendly, accessible, brand compliant web publishing platform run through Drupal using our Cosmic theme.

Requesting Access to a Website

Learn how to request access to a website by having the site owner complete the site access request form and then completing the online terms and conditions form.

Logging In

Learn how to log in to your website using your Duck ID and password through our shibboleth system.

Design and Layout

Have questions about colors and fonts? From usability to accessibility, learn more about why we limit the options for colors and fonts.

Responsive Design

Our sites use templates that resize depending on the type of device, screen size, or orientation your user is using. So, from a widescreen desktop monitor to a 4-inch smartphone screen, our sites look good on every device every time.


We are committed to making our web presence accessible and inclusive and are requited to comply with the WCAG 2.0 (Level AA) web accessibility standard. Learn more about how to put accessibility into practice.

Drupal Content Editor

Learn what all of the items are in the content editor, including how to format and style your content. Many of the elements are similar to using Microsoft Word, so in this tutorial we will cover the more uncommon tools.

Writing for the Web

Writing for the web is unlike any other writing you have ever done. Writing for the web demands brevity, simplicity, and accessibility. Effective web writing involves having the content the audience is looking for and presenting it in a way that makes it easy to find. It's a unique skill that requires training, even for a communications expert.

Editorial Style Guide

This guide is intended to provide writers and editors with clear, consistent guidelines for writing about the University of Oregon.With a few exceptions, the UO’s editorial standards follow The Chicago Manual of Style and The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, and we encourage you to use these resources for more detailed information. 

Tips and Tricks

Learn more about basic tips and tricks for creating and using website to maximize its reach and effectiveness, including user experience and usability best practices, our website design and development process, writing for the web, and visual design.

Photo Tools

Get a basic tutorial on how to use Photoshop to crop, edit, and optimize your images before loading them on you website.