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Then there were two: Drupal joins Roxen as website development tool

Is your department interested in developing a website?  You might consider taking advantage of the University’s Content Management Systems for developing your site. With the conclusion of the Drupal pilot, and the positive outcome for both department website customers and Web Development Services (WDS) in OIT, WDS is now using two systems to create department websites:  Roxen and the new Drupal system. 

As part of the pilot, WDS developed several University websites using Drupal, including the new Your Path to Princeton and The Pace Center for Civic Engagement websites. Through this experience, WDS and departments alike found the Drupal system simple to use and website management easy. The Drupal system also offers new functionality that addresses recent and growing department requests for advanced website features and functionality. For example, with Drupal, websites can easily connect to other campus systems, handle dynamic data-driven content, and display content on a variety of devices ranging from standard desktop screens to tablets and smart phones.

What’s next for Drupal at Princeton?

WDS will continue to develop and design websites for University departments upon request, as well as work on developing a collection of Drupal website templates. Similar to the Roxen website template offering, the Drupal templates will provide a self-service option to departments interested in developing their own websites. Departments will be able to request a site, choose a template from the design offerings, and develop a website themselves, without needing the technical know-how.

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Tag(s): WDS, Drupal