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Student Web Pages

What is WebDAV?

WebDAV stands for "Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning." It is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol which allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote web servers.


Web Address Formats

Student Personal Web Pages:
Format: http://lancer.longwood.edu/<LancerNetID>/student
(In order for this format to work, you must have all of your web files in a folder named "student")

Student Portfolios:
Format: http://lancer.longwood.edu/<LancerNetID>/portfolio
(In order for this format to work, you must have all of your web files in a folder named "portfolio")

Student Organization Web Pages:
Format: http://lancer.longwood.edu/alphaphialpha

The system allows a total of 25 MB for personal web space and portfolio combined. This quota can be divided between personal web and portfolio at the student's discretion.

If you have questions or need assistance contact your Resident Technology Associate (RTA).


Tips for websites

  • Don't use a special characters in your filenames except for hyphens and underscores. Be sure to avoid the # sign in particular!
  • When designing your site, think of it like a flowchart and chart paths with how users will get between pages. Have good links to get back to where they came from or back into the main site navigation.
  • Make the main page of your site and the main page in each folder named index.htm
  • Optimize and resize your images before putting them in your web space to make sure that you have as much room available as possible for other content
  • Do NOT store personal information, copyrighted music, or games in your web space. Even for a moment.
  • Check your published website from a different computer than the one you posted it from to look for problems. Also try to use different browsers to gain a different view of possible troubles.
  • Keep a backup of your website in case of a need for recovery, such as on a USB memory stick.
  • If you are using sound or video, be sure to provide a way to turn it off if someone does not want to hear it.
  • Use colors consistently throughout the site.
  • Plan ahead. Sometimes problems can happen and starting early can help you identify some pitfalls before you are trying to load your site at the last minute!