The OUCS Web Design Consultancy (WDC) provides support for web design activities across the University. Our aim is to help ensure that Oxford-affiliated websites are attractive, usable, fit-for-purpose, and that they adhere to the rules concerning Oxford University websites, in particular the University's Web accessibility standards.

We have many years experience of designing, developing and managing web-based projects across the University; we're here to share that expertise.

1. Services

The WDC offers free advice on web design best practice. The WDC can meet with clients to discuss their requirements, clarify the scope of a project and advise on strategies for meeting those requirements. If you are thinking of developing or redesigning a University website, we'd be happy to speak to you. We can offer informal advice by phone or email, or arrange a meeting for a more detailed discussion of your project. We can provide an initial consultancy meeting (c. 1hour) and a follow-up meeting (c. 30 minutes) free of charge, after which we reserve the right to charge for our time.

  • Consultancy - we can offer advice on every aspect of University Web projects including design, usability, accessibilty, Content Management Systems (CMS), hosting, domain regitration, etc.
  • Web design - we can undertake web design work for you, whether designing a new site, redesigning an existing site, preparing a new homepage design, interface design for an online tool, etc.
  • Web development - we can undertake web development work for you, whether building a basic site from scratch, adding functionality to your site, providing extra development resource on your project, etc.
  • CMS package - we can design, implement and host your website in our CMs set-up, enabling you to manage content easily and leave us to look after the technical maintenance of your site.

The WDC undertakes web design and development projects on a charged basis. The WDC aims to provide cost-effective web design solutions where units do not have the in-house skills to meet such needs. As such, charges are levied on a not-for-profit basis.

If you'd like to talk to us, please get in touch: webdesign@it.ox.ac.uk.