The University Communications Web Team is responsible for Pitt’s Institutional presence on the World Wide Web. We provide consultation regarding online graphic standards and best practices, and collaborate with administrative and academic units on a wide range of strategic online communications initiatives.

Standards & Best Practices

It is essential to follow the Pitt web standards and best practices to ensure your site is easy to use, adheres to graphic identity standards, and meets accessibility requirements. Maximize your site’s potential and avoid common missteps that lead to a poor user experience.

Institutional Web Communications

Our team has created—and continues to maintain—a number of sites for special initiatives, programs, events, and services with University-wide impact. Learn more about our institutional websites.

Web Communications for Units

Our team has created more than 350 websites currently hosted at Pitt. While units manage content through the CMS, our team provides technical support and content/strategy guidance on more complex updates.

We routinely work with units to establish and manage sites reaching both external and internal audiences. We strive to build sites that offer compelling design, user-friendly content management, and an intuitive user experience. Visit a few of our recent and noteworthy academic and administrative unit sites.

University Web Design Themes

We offer units powerful, mobile-friendly, standards-compliant, Pitt-themed websites. Our basic service includes a comprehensive user-friendly content management system and flexible Pitt-themed graphic designs. These themes are available at no cost to University units. Depending on project requirements and strategic impact to the University, our team may provide additional communications strategy, custom designs and advanced features.

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Please contact us to begin a project or discuss how we can help. We would be happy to consult with you on how best to reach your communication goals. In addition to websites, our team can help you create email campaigns, conduct usability testing, analyze web traffic, and perform search engine optimization.