Standard Site Redesign


What are the Standard Sites?

The Standard Sites are websites in the College of Arts and Sciences built in the Drupal Content Management System (CMS). The sites built on this platform have a similar look and feel with some customization for each unit.

At a Glance

  • 168 Standard Sites
  • 38 Departments
  • 48 Centers, Institutes
  • 10 Admin Units
  • 30 Programs/Majors
  • 42 Labs/Projects
  • 450 Website Editors
  • Online Training Classes
  • Support Help
  • Analytics Access and Reports


  • 2010 — First Drupal 6 sites
  • 2013 — Upgraded to Drupal 7
  • 2016 — Acquia Cloud Hosting
  • 2017 — Responsive Theme & Begin Drupal 8 Redesign
  • 2018 — Launch Drupal 8 Redesign
  • 2019 — Migrate Sites to Drupal 8

Why do we need a redesign?

Websites are important recruitment tools:

A 2015 conducted by Noel-Levitz entitled “The e-Expectations Report” shows that 24 percent said they had taken a school off of their list because of a bad web experience. In addition, 92 percent of college-bound high school seniors will be disappointed if they have a bad experience on a college website.

What are the goals of the redesign?

Make the new design attractive, scalable, and customizable. It needs to be able to work for a large department as well as a small center.

  • Informed by analytics and user feedback
  • Offers attractive, modern, and 
  • mobile-friendly design
  • Includes more layout options
  • Adds image and video gallery functionality
  • Built on Drupal 8 Content Management System

Highlights of New Design

Front Page

  • Full-width rotor image
  • Factoid zone
  • Two and three column image zones
  • News, events, people
  • Twitter feed
Front Page design

Inside Page

  • Layout options
  • Images and captions
  • Multiple columns
  • Accordions and tabs
  • Blockquotes
Basic Page Design


Navigation Design


News Design

People Directory

People Directory Design