Website Improvement

Follow UND's website improvements.

The Hiccup

Categories: Deploy

As announced in the Provost Forum, content migration (phase 4 in the timeline) is not going according to plan. A custom migration script was written to pick up content on our current site and move it to our new site. We know certain pieces of our current site such as navigation files, images and special […]

Stick to the Plan

Categories: Deploy

If you’ve attended a wave launch session, you know this entire project tricky. As Run-DMC says, “it’s tricky, tricky, tricky.” Even in the best of circumstances, moving to a new website is tedious and cumbersome. The only thing that can make migration smoother is planning and sticking to the plan. That’s why we’re not seeking […]

Where Are You?

Categories: Deploy

Our people are our greatest assets. Our faculty are some of the most knowledgeable and accomplished individuals in their respective fields. Our staff are highly dedicated professionals who contribute to the campus community. So, where are our people? UND Today highlights many stories but it isn’t feasible to tell everyone’s story. The retired Research Experts […]

See the New Templates in Action

Categories: Design

The New Year will bring us a new website and we’ve finally got working templates for you to see. 3 Big Changes Our new templates employ a number of best practices to increase usability. Chiefly, you’ll notice three major differences: Responsive – The site is programmed to detect the width of each user’s web browser […]

New Calendar Live

Categories: Deploy

The new UND events calendar powered by Localist is now live! The old calendar is officially retired and no longer available for use. If you embed events on your website, we’ve already changed the embed to point to the new calendar. Help Your Events Stand-Out If you’re throwing great events but no one’s attending them, […]

Shopping for Programs at UND

Categories: Design

Imagine for a moment you are Emily, a 17 year-old-senior from a suburb of the Twin Cities. You are at the top of your class and exploring several regional college options. You don’t know what you want to be, but you want a good career that pays well. You rely on Google to find majors […]

A New Search Experience

Categories: Deploy

The Need Back in January 2017, we learned from in-person focus groups that campus was frustrated with the UND.edu search experience. We also learned our current search appliance (Google Site Search) will be discontinued, making it necessary to find a new on-site search solution. The Goal The ultimate search will understand everything in the world […]

New Calendar Launches 12.18.17

Categories: Deploy

We’re working hard to launch our new event calendar on December 18, 2017 (see 8.31.17 post). The new calendar will function and filter events differently from the current calendar; therefore we aren’t able to easily import events from the current calendar to the new calendar. We’re doing our best to transfer what we can, but […]

New UND Home Page

Categories: Design

Research Driven Design We asked for your input and you acted! Over 1,500 current students (38%), prospective students (37%), faculty/staff (10%), alumni (10%) and parents (5%) provided feedback on two home page desktop design concepts. Both concepts tested strong for brand articulation. Concept A won in terms of overall appeal receiving 58% of votes, but […]