What a journey it has been for this site. Every passing moment is
a lesson learned and an experience for PUPWebSite.
Like all graduating students, a feasibility project is
required. Prof. Mely R. Luya (then Dean of the College of Computer
Management and Information Technology) required her Bachelor in
Information Technology 4-1 class to group themselves and submit a
project proposal. "Why not make PUP's Web site?" This was the
question that spontaneously became a proposal and the proposal was
approved. This started the humble beginnings of the site.
Abyss Creative Group: (From left to right) Archie
R. Roque • Severino L. Martinez • Christian C. Santillan •
Hernanie P. Leodones • Angelo M. Angeles • Chrisanto A.
GeoCities.com was an ideal web hosting service at that
time simply because it is free. Initial file transfers were made
and on January 27 the site went online for the first time bearing
the name "PUPWebSite Project". This is the first public launching
since it started as a group project. Since its initial launch and
publicity through search engines, numerous responses and requests
began filling the site's guest book. So the group added more
information to the Web site.
is the first insignia used for this site. It began as a
feasibility project of a group of computer students who named
themselves as the Abyss Creative
After the pioneer team graduated from PUP, the site remained
unchanged until June when selected student assistants were tasked
to update PUPWebSite Project. These students re-designed the site
and through this the second evolution took place. The students
were Jennifer R. Alcayaga, Daryll SD. de Jesus, Marylene D.
Mojares, Terrence C. Natanawan, and Steve A. Verano.
On October, Prof. Mely R. Luya recalled Mr. Severino L. Martinez to
head the development of the Web site. PUPWebSite Project re-used
the original template and its name was changed to simply PUPWebSite (the
The third evolution of PUPWebSite used the same design template
from the first version of the site.
1999 > PUPWebSite Millennium, the fourth evolution, was released
mid-March. A domain was registered on May (http://www.pup.edu.ph).
During this period, the site has been conducting a series of test
broadcasts over its newly registered Internet address while the
site is still being hosted at GeoCities.
PUPWebSite Millennium: Fourth evolution of PUPWebSite
2000 > The PUP Information and Communications Technology Center
(PUP ICT Center) started operations with Mely R. Luya as its
Because of the need to further enhance PUPWebSite, the Web
Development Team was formed with eight (8) members with Severino
L. Martinez heading the group. Registration of the domain name (pup.edu.ph)
was made. For the first time, PUPWebSite was officially
transferred from GeoCities to its own Internet address
(http://www.pup.edu.ph). But still, the Web site isn't hosted
within PUP but to a commercial Internet Service Provider. Because
of this, PUPWebSite operated on a limited dimension delivering
only static web pages. For the site to have interactivity, it has
to rely upon third-party Web add-on components. But that doesn't
stop PUPWebSite from delivering relevant content to its visitors.
In the final quarter of 2000, a definite move to enhance the site
was prepared. Out of this realization, the fifth evolution was
developed - PUPWebSite Excelsia. This version came with an earnest
promise to prepare the University's Web site for utilization.
PUPWebSite Excelsia was made to comply with Web document
PUPWebSite Excelsia: Fifth evolution of PUPWebSite
2001 > Finally, PUPWebSite operated on its own Web server. The
site ran on two platforms - a UNIX and a Windows-based system.
This gave PUPWebSite the flexibility it needs to adapt to future
Also in this year, through a directive and support given by
higher management of the University, an Academic Content Research
Group was formed named "Team-Excelsia". The group's task is to
research and gather relevant data that is to be included in the
academic content of PUPWebSite. The special team consists of
selected faculty members of the College of Computer Management and
Information Technology, student assistants, and an assigned
content coordinator in each college of the University. This was
later discontinued because the colleges wanted full participation
in the development of their Web site.
On October 2001, PUPWebSite Zentaris was released. The sixth
evolution was implemented.
PUPWebSite Zentaris: Sixth evolution of PUPWebSite
2002 > PUPWebSite takes on a new direction in its undertakings -
implement Online Services for the PUPians worldwide and bring
education over the Web using PUPWebSite as its medium. PUPWebSite
Connect is the Online Services section of PUPWebSite. It is an
integrated suite of Web-based applications and services that
enables information, systems, and people collaboration through
seamless utilization of Web Technologies.
PUPWebSite Connect v1
The Instructional Systems Development Team (ISDT) and the
Systems Development Team (SDT) were integrated to the Web
Development Team (WDT). ISDT became the multimedia development
factor, while SDT became the web application development factor.
PUPWebSite Zentaris 6.1 was released. The template was
restructured to accommodate low-bandwidth connections of visitors.
2003 > On April, Internet services in the University were
discontinued. This made PUPWebSite and its online services offline
for more than a year.
Although the University’s presence on the Internet was offline,
the development of the University’s site continues. An opportunity
to upgrade PUPWebSite was implemented to give it more information
2004 > When Internet services returned in May, PUPWebSite
Xentrius (the seventh evolution of the site) was launched,
PUPWebSite Connect improved, and PUPWebSite Forum re-developed.
PUPWebSite Connect v3
On June, in line with the centenary of the University, the PUP
Centennial Site was launched.
The PUP Centennial Site (HTML and Flash versions)
PUPWebSite is composed of what we call the Family of Web sites.
Each member site serves a specific function in delivering
information and services. Click here