UCD Website Redesign Project

Tue, 26 April 16


UCD IT Services have recently introduced a new set of templates for Colleges and School websites and which will be rolled out on a phased basis during 2016. The new page designs borrow on some themes from the new UCD homepage to ensure a consistent, user-friendly and functionally rich experience for visitors to our website.

The new web pages are developed to the highest technical and visual presentation standards and have been very well received on the school sites which have already adopted the new templates.

New Site Design Examples:

socscilaw homepage screenshot              archaeology inside page screenshot            apep standard screenshot
College of Social Science and Law
homepage layout
  School of Archaeology inside page layout   School of Architecture, Planning and
Environmental Policy standard page layout

User Testimonials:

'Adopting the new university web design provided not just a fresh look and feel but also a much needed opportunity to reflect on our existing content and delivery. It has facilitated a reconsideration of what might be relevant to the users of the site, whether that be new visitors or existing students and staff.' 
- Rob Sands, Department of Archaeology

'With more than a third of visitors using mobile devices to access information on our website, it was essential for us to move to a responsive design solution. We now have a clean, fresh website that looks just as good on mobile devices as it does on desktop‘  
- Niamh Walsh, Marketing & Communications Manager, College of Social Sciences and Law

 

Other sites recently completed include:

Meeting Standards: 

The pages also fulfill a critical requirement being fully mobile responsive and will also help meet our obligations under important Accessibility standards (e.g. for visitors to our website with a visual impairment).

The new sites are the product of a number of stakeholder workshops and are designed with flexibility in mind to meet the requirements of the diverse publishing community we have at UCD.

The rollout phase is progressing well with regular new site launches and  with many more under development in a very healthy pipeline of work.  This is an excellent time to start the process of adopting the new designs for your website, please email ithelpdesk@ucd.ie  and a member of our web services team will be happy to meet and discuss your website requirements.

Project Status:

College and School site projects - Ongoing

College and School site projects completed and “live”

Total Projects Started

30

12

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