About This Site

This generation of the UA Home Page was established in August of 2009, updating the platform previously launched in December 2006. The UA Home Page was developed by the Office of Web Communications, a unit of University Relations within the division of Strategic Communications. Content for the site is developed by University Relations. All photography is a product of the Office of Photography, and is protected by copyright. The UA web server is managed by the Office of Information Technology. The site will continually evolve based on industry best practices and the needs and priorities of The University of Alabama.

Web Standards

The UA home page was built using widely-accepted Web standards in order to create a robust, accessible information tool for all visitors. The site utilizes accepted Web standards outlined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), including tableless XHTML 1.0 Transitional and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 2.0, which enhances accessibility by separating content from presentation. For more information on web standards, please refer to The Web Standards Project.

Web Accessibility

The University of Alabama addresses Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act by utilizing Usablenet Assistive, which generates text-only versions of all pages on the UA home page. Usablenet Assistive generates instantaneous text-only versions of web sites, ensuring that the University's information and services are accessible regardless of physical, sensory, or cognitive user disabilities, work constraints or technological barriers or users. When used in tandem with audible text-to-voice software, this text-only version makes using our sites much easier and rewarding for vision-impaired users. For more information on accessibility, please refer to the Web Accessibility Initiative or the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

UA Web Policy

The UA home page and all official and unofficial UA web sites are governed by and subject to the World Wide Web Policy of The University of Alabama.

UA Web Guide

The Office of Web Communications manages the UA Web Guide, which is a practical resource for web designers and others involved in creating and managing official and unofficial UA web sites. The Web Guide outlines the roles and responsibilities of UA web sites and web developers, addresses design standards, discusses accessibility and commercial activity, and provides templates, images, and resources for use in developing UA web sites.

History of UA.edu

The UA Home Page has evolved significantly over the years as technology has progressed and best practices in web design have advanced. The current UA Home Page is the sixth major version of the site. Below are selected screenshots documenting the progress of The University of Alabama's home page over the years. These images are provided for historical purposes only.

1995 - 2000


2000 - 2001


2001 - 2003


2003 - 2006


2006 - 2009


2009 - Present



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