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And not just your students… Whether your aim is advancement, alumni engagement, or helping faculty and staff do their jobs, your website audience holds the key. If you listen, they’ll tell you exactly what they want and need from your site. Our user-focused approach, backed by research and analytics, will help you build a site that works for all of them.
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45 University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine websites
After Foster Interactive helped another agency create the Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s main website, U of T asked to refresh their nearly three dozen other website assets.
On a very tight timeline, we created an initial Drupal-based website. A few months later, we converted it into a Drupal distribution—a full copy containing everything needed to launch discrete, distinct websites.
A centralized Drupal distribution now runs on Pantheon.io, which enabled the Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s in-house teams to scale from three to more than 20 websites in under a year. Currently, there are 45 sites. Each new site is launched by a team of only two.
18 content types | 900+ nodes
University of Toronto Founding College
The University College’s existing website was not mobile-friendly, and the content was outdated. Another agency brought us on to the project to lead a web modernization initiative.
We ran a series of tests with actual students to validate the structure and labels for the site. Then, creative workshops with the stakeholder teams allowed us to craft a visually distinct site that still looked like a U of T property. To help maintain a unified language and tone across the website, we ran a content writing workshop.
The visually appealing website now gives nine different teams total control over their respective sections of the site.
Robust editorial controls | 150 pages
University of Toronto Woodsworth College
Woodsworth College’s out-of-date website was connected to multiple microsites, each with its own look and feel and managed by different teams. This structure resulted in a confusing end-user experience—and too much hassle keeping content and security patches up to date.
We began with a content audit of the existing sites and worked with stakeholders to plan a new, unified information architecture. After testing and validating the proposed structure with users, we created a design that adhered to U of T brand standards.
The website launched to strong acclaim by the stakeholders and the Woodsworth Audience—and provided flexible design elements for content teams to use without ever seeing any code.
Fixed a fragmented user experience | 250 pages