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Getting Started

Before creating or updating any website, it is important to define the following elements: website goal, audience, major tasks, content, and structure/hierarchy. Determining these areas is vital to the success of any website. Spending more time with advance planning will make the implementation of your site much easier and more efficient. As a general guideline, 80 percent of the work related to a website is done upfront, and 20 percent of the work goes into actual implementation of the site. When updating a site, keep in mind that it’s usually best to make small improvements to your site rather than drastic changes all at once.

Before creating or updating an RIT website, it is also important that you plan your site to conform to RIT identity standards and legal requirements. Sources of technical assistance are provided on the Contact page.