When our sever is up-and-running some time this semester, Boalt student groups, journals and individual students will be eligible for account space on boalt.org. Check back here for more information on how to get an account and publish on our page.
a limited case-by-case basis, boalt.org will help student
groups and journals get online through free web design services.
Please see our requirements below
before emailing the Webmaster.
HTML for Beginners
Don't know HTML? Don't know what HTML is? Take the step-by-step, no-skill-required tutorial at this page and learn the language of the Web. Boalt.org recommends learning the code through this process. It's easy! You're smart enough to have learned the Rule Against Perpetuities... HTML is fun child's play compared to that!
So the only "code" you know -- or want to know -- is your area code, eh? But you still want to be on the Web? Check out the Dreamweaver tutorial graciously crafted by the folks at Boalt Hall's Computer Services Dept. With Dreamweaver, non-techies can layout their Web pages with point-and-click ease. Although we encourage students to learn HTML, this tutorial provides an excellent guide for those wishing to keep away from the code. The Dreamweaver 2.0 software from this tutorial is available for use at the Boalt Hall library computer lab.
Student Multimedia Computer Available
The Boalt Hall Library computer lab is now equipped with a new multimedia PC. The computer includes a scanner, high quality color printer and speakers. It is also loaded with special software for editing digital images, creating Web pages and other multimedia projects. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Dreamweaver are included. Ask a lab tech for help finding the new multimedia machine.
Requirements for our Design Services
Remember: We're law geeks first, then we're Web geeks.
That said, one of Boalt.org's missions is help student groups
and journals get online -- especially groups whose constituencies
have poor access to technology. If you represent a Boalt Hall
student group or journal that is interested in getting online,
please read our requirements below. Boalt.org reserves the
right to reject applications due to our limited resources
or deficiencies in the application.
- Content up front -- Student groups and journals must furnish all of their proposed Web site's content up front. Boalt.org can assist student groups in the conceptualization of the page, but since a site can't be designed without content no applications will be accepted without content up front.
- Learning the Code -- One student from the journal
or group will act as a liaison to boalt.org and be responsible
for learning the basics of HTML by completing the above-listed
tutorials. This student will also be in charge of gathering
the site's content before designing begins.
- Grabbing the Reins -- After the site is designed, the student group or journal will be responsible for its maintenance. Boalt.org will help the fledgling webmaster from requirement #2 get familiar with the code and provide general assistance during the transition. The student entity must then build Web publishing into its institutional memory through the yearly appointment of a webmaster or similar measures.
Still interested? We hope so. It's a lot of work but Web publishing can be a great (and easy) way to reach members, alumni and potential boalties. Email the Boalt.org Webmaster for more information.