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Build Your Own Site

Dornsife Technology Services offers an online website wizard that allows people to build, publish and manage their own web sites. 

  • Choose from a selection of layouts and color schemes
  • Create and upload your own header images and slide shows
  • Control your navigation without writing a single line of code
  • Make use of customized widgets, calendar feeds and newsletter subscription plug-ins
  • Add, maintain and edit all of your content online including documents, images, video and other multi-media files.

Still need more flexibility?  Use the custom CSS feature to develop a site as unique as your imagination.

A few sites that have been built in the wizard include:



Center for International Studies

The Center for International studies utilizes custom CSS option to create the specific look and feel created by a designer.  Their site includes a custom AJAX slide show header, and dynamic calendar feeds.

Master's of Liberal Studies

Master's of Liberal Studies

The Master's of Liberal Studies site took used a pre-built template through the wizard to create a look and feel specific to their needs. 

USC Dornsife Center for Japanese Religions and Culture

USC Dornsife Center for Japanese Religions and Culture

USC Dornsife Center for Japanese Religions and Culture site took advantage of the custom CSS option to create the specific look and feel created by a designer. They also take advantage of the USC event calendaring system to dynamicaly display their upcoming seminars.

Grassroots Participation in Global Perspective

Grassroots Participation in Global Perspective

The Grassroots Participation in Global Perspective used a standard wizard template and added a collage for a header image.

Minds in Development

Minds in Development

USC's Mind in Development Lab has used the custom css option to change their color scheme.

Professor Lanita Jacobs

Professor Lanita Jacobs

Professor Lanita Jacobs used the wizard straight out of the box and added her own header image created by Wordle.

USC Microbial Observatory

USC Microbial Observatory

The USC Microbial Observatory opted for a standard wizard template then used a custom CSS to play with the font styles.

Science, Technology and Society at USC

Science, Technology and Society at USC

The Science, Technology and Society at USC web site has utilized the custom CSS feature to update color schemes and background images.

Francophone Resource Center

The Francophone Resource Center site used a standard wizard template and added a custom header image.

Master's in Human Behavior

Master's in Human Behavior

The Master's in Human Behavior site took advantage of the custom CSS option to create the specific look and feel their designer created for them including a slide show header.

Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics

Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics

The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics site used a standard template.  But instead of uploading an image for the header, they chose the text header option available within the wizard.

Department of History

Department of History

The Department of History site took advantage of the custom CSS option to create the specific look and feel created by a designer.  Their site includes a slide show header, dynamic calendar feeds and dynamic rosters populated by myDornsife.

Who can use this wizard?

If you're a part of USC Dornsife, then you can!  The wizard is available to faculty, staff and students within the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences for a multitude of uses:

  • Departmental sites
  • Centers & Institutes
  • Research
  • Labs
  • Professional Profiles
  • Conferences or Special Events
  • Collaborative Efforts
  • You name it

USC Dornsife Web Wizard

Log into myDornsife and get started building your new site!  Just choose Create My Site from your Personal Tools tab.

Training Sessions

Learn how to use the cms at your convenience with a recorded training session.

Already have a site?

Sign in to begin adding or updating your content!  Click on Manage My Site from your Personal Tools tab.

Comments? Questions? Ideas?

We'd like to hear from you.  Send us an email!  dtsweb@dornsife.usc.edu