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Drupal 7 or Drupal 8 for Higher Education, College, and University Websites?

Over the past eight years, we’ve designed and developed dozens of large-scale college and university websites using Drupal 6 and Drupal 7. We’ve also been working with Drupal 8 since before its official release in November 2015. Drupal 8 represents a big step forward, and it is the future of the platform. It retains the best features of Drupal 7 and augments it with improvements in user experience, responsive design, performance, scalability, and extensibility. However, Drupal 7 brings continued strengths as a mature platform with access to a robust library of functionality.

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Putting Drupal 8 to the Test: Is Drupal 8 Ready for Your Higher Education Website?

July 08, 2016

We’ve built over 50 education websites using Drupal 6 and 7, so we were excited to dig into the latest version of Drupal that released in the fall of 2015. Drupal 8 brings some significant upgrades to the admin UI and underlying architecture, and it increases the core feature set.

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6 Alumni Websites So Great You’ll Want To Copy Them

May 18, 2016

When the spring semester comes to a close in May, college students across the country will receive their hard-earned diplomas and head off into the real world as alumni. Colleges and universities want their graduates to stay connected and know that providing a great online experience is the key to building a thriving relationship that lasts a lifetime.

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Explained In 60 Seconds: Basic Development Workflow

May 03, 2016

The development process is a complex and esoteric one, but by learning a few key terms, you’ll have a much better understanding of how developers work and the stages of their process. In the next sixty seconds, we’ll walk through development environments, or versions of a website that exist in the web development workflow.

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Are You Ready for Web Governance?

April 27, 2016

Increasingly, we see clients ready to think beyond the launch of their website and closely consider what happens on “day two” - determining how they will manage and sustain their web presence on an ongoing basis.

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Web Accessibility: Does Your Site Meet the Standards?

April 21, 2016

The name itself pretty much explains it - web accessibility means making the web accessible to anyone and everyone, including people with disabilities. But behind such a seemingly simple concept lies a very complicated and sometimes lengthy process, as well as lots of uncertainty about which regulations, standards, and rules to adhere to.

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What’s Up Doc? Designing Effective Online Doctor Finder Tools for Hospitals, Healthcare and Insurance Websites

April 13, 2016

For healthcare organizations and insurers looking to attract new customers, using their website to engage with potential customers is critical. A key piece of information potential customers want to see on the website is the doctor search, as it helps them determine if their doctor is available or lets them discover the types of specialists covered.

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#makeitawesome: Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies Launches New Website

April 07, 2016

Congratulations to the Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies on the launch of their new website!

Designed to help students who are looking to advance their careers or those who are trying to determine the right career, the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) at Roger Williams University wanted to redesign their website as part of a bigger marketing and recruitment effort.

The goals for the website redesign project included:

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