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Creating Pages on the Amherst College Website?

We can help with:

  • setting up and organizing your site;
  • adding display components to visually enhance your content;
  • adding photographs;
  • streamlining your content for usability and ease of navigation;
  • arranging for a writer/editor to work with you;
  • optimizing your pages for search engines;
  • building forms, calendars, or other special web content;
  • ensuring your content is accessible;
  • exploring other solutions, such as WordPress sites.

Web Design How-To Guides


Willa W. Jarnagin

Willa W. Jarnagin

Director of Web Design & Communications Services

As a web designer and front-end developer, I contribute to many aspects of Amherst’s web presence — from crafting content strategy to writing code, from heightening visual impact across the site to helping departments with their specific content. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for help!

I work closely with the Web Services team in IT, specializing in SASS/CSS and various aspects of interface design. Additionally, I design and build custom sites (see The Common), and work with vendors on all kinds of projects. With a background in graphic design, typography, and illustration, I can make original graphics for websites, social media, and more. Finally, but perhaps most importantly, I can help with the usability, accessibility, and search-engine optimization of various kinds of content.

Contact me for help with your department website, for special web projects, and for digital aspects of the Visual Identity Toolkit.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Roberta L. Diehl

Roberta L. Diehl

Director of Digital Communications

As director of digital communications since 2015, I lead the creative team responsible for producing online, print, photography and video content, setting strategies, prioritizing requests, and recommending and implementing tools to improve the efficiency of our work. I also collaborate with IT on projects involving mobile apps, digital signs and online directories, and work with Advancement to support its digital communications endeavors.

Contact me if you have questions, requests or suggestions related to web, print, photography or video. 

Pronouns: she/her/hers