Are you ready for a website that helps the best and brightest find out about your work?
If you’re like most scientists I know, your website is probably the last thing on your to-do list.
Whether you’re running a lab or running an organization, developing a website—let alone keeping it up-to-date—is not how you want to spend your valuable time.
You want to recruit the best people, do great science and be regarded in your field. The less time spent on administrivia the better.
You may not even think you need a website. You have a faculty page on your department’s site and think that’s probably enough.
Do you have control over the content? Can you add images? Is it easy to change? Can students find the page? Does it give them enough information? Can you take it with you?
Obviously, the answer to the last question is no. But I think it’s one of the most important reasons scientists should have their own website. An academic life means moving institutions at least a few times for most. You should control the information.
I’m a scientist turned web designer, and I’d like to help you. Since finishing grad school more than 9 years ago I’ve been helping companies, the NIH and now a major research university communicate clearly. Whether you already have a website and just need some help or need to build something from scratch I can help.