Web Pages

Everyone in the department has two webpages: the official "Drupal" Departmental page that provides basic information in a format that makes it easy for anyone coming to the department to locate information and a personal homepage that individuals may customize. Furthermore each course in the department may have a  course home page in addition, to material on Sakai. For more details about creating Course Homepages or editing other aspects of the website see the links in the Navigation menu to the left.

Updating Your Official Department Page:

  1. Got to Scholars@Duke
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see the following (or similar information)

    Scholars at Duke

  3. Click on Edit My Profile (you will need your netid to login)
  4. Update any of the fields; particularly your office and phone number, and an image. You may add additional content, publications, degrees and links to personal websites such as on GitHub, LinkedIn, etc. If you have any problems, please contact the Department's Power Users Lori Rauch or Karen Whitesell.
  5. Save.
  6. Please check your offical page on the Department's website after 24-48 hours (there is a delay for the content to be imported).   
  7. You may find that there is enough flexibility here to use this as a personal web page, but if not, everyone has space to create their own personal website hosted in the department (read on).


Creating a Personal Web Page Hosted in StatSci

  1. In a Unix shell on the department computer system, cd  ~/.public_html
  2. Use your favorite html editor to create a file index.html for your homepage (we assume that you are familiar with editing html or have a decent html editor - please do not use Word to create html). You may edit the default template available in your directory ~/.public_html/skeleton.html as a starting point for a very basic page (available in the link below), although you may wish to explore homepages within the department to get ideas for possible styles and themes.
  3. Customize your index.html file, and copy any other files for your personal site to your directory ~/.public_html/. on the department file system.
  4. test  the url by going to http://stat.duke.edu/~user where "user" is, of course, your Duke NetID.   
  5. Add the url to the Personal Web to your Official Department Page