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Editorial information for web projects

Website design

There is a uniform design for setting up websites of the University of Cologne. Please bear this in mind when creating a website.

More: Technical advice for creating a website

Consideration of accessibility

Websites of public institutions should be accessible for disabled people, please keep that in mind.

More: Easy for everyone: Implementation of accessibility

Establishing links

You should send an e-mail to the respective person in charge of the web at your faculty if the front page of an institut is finished or the homepage's URL has changed. There will be set up a link to the institut's website on the corresponding faculty website. Besides, please send an e-mail to the webmaster, so he/she can put the institution in an alphabetic list of all university institutions. Please also, this is required for the English faculty  website.


Deactivation of old web appearances

Please delete old web sites when you put new web projects or Typo3 installations online. It will substitute earlier web appearances on the uni main server ( or on other servers. If you want to prevent (temporarily) the deletion of old websites, please exclude them from search functions. This way you can prevent that users accidently end up at the old website. Excluding websites can be done via robots.txt or Meta-Tags.

More: Searching the websites of the University of Cologne

Provision of videos

Please upload videos to the video server of the RRZK. The work load for the storage footprint and for the video downloads would be to heavy for the web server.

More: Provision of videos

Copyright infringement - Urheberrechtsverletzungen - legal advice for publishing on the internet

The university has to pay ceveral thousand Euros every year because of copyright infringements., especially because of the use of non-authorized copies of site plans.

More: legal advice for publishing on the internet through central servers of the university

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the RRZK-Helpdesk