Designs for College SitesWestern Theming for Academic Units using Drupal
Project HistoryAugust 2011: New Homepage deliveredSpring 2012: Requirements for College sitesdefined; Design team launched...
Design: A Team EffortDesigners from Across Campus:   Admissions     Including a Student Employee   College of Fine and Per...
Design: User SurveysAugust Survey 15 responses helped us determine problem areas in our designsNovember Survey 138 respons...
Design: Accessibility FirstMobile Access built in– automaticallyadjusts for phone andtablet useHuman Access built in  Meet...
Supports College Customizations Header Image   College name can be   text or logo Menu and Navigation   Different colleges...
Final College Design
http://west.wwu.edu/atus/web/college-designs-final.shtml                                     Western Header               ...
Variations Welcome
College StatusCollege      StatusWoodring     actively moving their content to DrupalCFPA         began the move to Drupal...
Next StepsConvert design to Drupal theme (in progress)Test theme on various devicesWork with each college to develop custo...
Questions?
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Design for college sites

  1. 1. Designs for College SitesWestern Theming for Academic Units using Drupal
  2. 2. Project HistoryAugust 2011: New Homepage deliveredSpring 2012: Requirements for College sitesdefined; Design team launchedSeptember 2012: Developer hired to buildDrupal template for College andDepartment sitesFall 2012: WCE and CFPA started their sitesLate fall 2012: Design finalized in response touser surveys
  3. 3. Design: A Team EffortDesigners from Across Campus: Admissions Including a Student Employee College of Fine and Performing Arts University Communications ATUSALSO: User Surveys in August and November
  4. 4. Design: User SurveysAugust Survey 15 responses helped us determine problem areas in our designsNovember Survey 138 responses showed us the best-liked aspects of the three candidate designsFinal design combined most successful aspectsof the draft designs
  5. 5. Design: Accessibility FirstMobile Access built in– automaticallyadjusts for phone andtablet useHuman Access built in Meets color contrast recommendations Supports keyboard only or mouse use
  6. 6. Supports College Customizations Header Image College name can be text or logo Menu and Navigation Different colleges have different navigation needs Colors and Styles of Graphics and Content in Content Area Footer Links
  7. 7. Final College Design
  8. 8. http://west.wwu.edu/atus/web/college-designs-final.shtml Western Header College Header and Menu Bar Content for College or Department College Footer Western Footer Insert
  9. 9. Variations Welcome
  10. 10. College StatusCollege StatusWoodring actively moving their content to DrupalCFPA began the move to Drupal, but lost their developer and will be stalled for a bitCBE recently relaunched much of their static site, and have started working on their Drupal siteHuxley will start the process after hiring a web coordinator this termGradschool revamping their current template site, interested in Drupal
  11. 11. Next StepsConvert design to Drupal theme (in progress)Test theme on various devicesWork with each college to develop customcontent stylesStart talks with next collegesInstall automation tools to speed creation andmaintenance of new sites
  12. 12. Questions?

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