ITSS, in collaboration with the Office of External Affairs and the Campus Web Committee, is preparing for a new and improved UMD web site. The new site will include a new design that incorporates the UMD branding standards as well as a new organizational structure.
The University of Minnesota has announced a new content management system based on the open-source solution Drupal to be rolled up this summer. UMD hopes to be an early adopter. By using this content management system, we hope to make providing content for the site easier while maintaining uniformity of design and improving easy of use.
UMD has a large and complex web site, so this process will take a long time and involve many people. We hope to provide more information about time line and processes as the project evolves. In the meantime, we encourage units to focus on improving content and try to avoid spending effort or funding on design until the campus design becomes available.