Drexel University uses Sitecore, a web-based software application, as its content management system (CMS) to develop and maintain its academic and administrative websites. Content management systems provide a centralized collaborative environment for site editors, a consistent user experience, and the ability to manage various account permissions for individual websites.
All Drexel University academic and administrative units, including colleges and schools, are required to use Sitecore for the development of new sites and redevelopment of existing sites.
Web Services provides a 10-step guide that outlines the process of starting and completing a new web project. Projects may include: new websites or new sections on existing websites, or the restructuring or redesign of existing sites or large sections of content.
Design Standards and Branding
The CMS offers a responsive template which provides a robust and consistent brand experience supporting the University's core values and mission. Design standards are based on the type of website being developed:
Training & Support
Web Services offers training and support for the Sitecore content management system, the University Events Calendar, and Basic Image Editing for the Web. A University Webmasters group meeting is also scheduled every few months to provide information and updates regarding Sitecore and best practices; to introduce new components and features; and to allow the University's web community to make suggestions and ask questions. Please visit Training and Support to see a schedule of workshops that are offered and instructions for attending.
Images for Digital Media
Site editors should follow established guidelines for using images on websites for a consistent presentation and user experience relating to photography and other graphics.
Established classes for cascading style sheets (CSS) are offered to provide a consistent presentation of text and other design elements used on Drexel websites. Site editors are encouraged to apply these classes, when appropriate, to support the overall branding efforts for the University's web communications.