Does your website deliver?
When it comes to your website, your students can teach you a lot
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.
Is it time to rethink your website?
45 University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine websites
After we helped create the U of T Faculty of Medicine’s main website, the university asked us to refresh dozens of other website assets.
We created an initial site, then 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 in-house teams to scale to more than 20 websites in under a year. Currently, there are 45 sites, each launched by a team of only two.
18 content types | 900+ nodes
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Woodsworth College’s out-of-date website was connected to multiple microsites, each with its own look and feel and managed by different teams.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 was confusing for users and created a security issue.
We audited existing sites and planned a new, unified information architecture. After testing and validating the proposed structure with users, we designed a single on-brand site.
The website launched to strong acclaim by the stakeholders and the Woodsworth Audience—and now helps content teams maintain the site without ever seeing any code.
Fixed a fragmented user experience | 250 pages
University of Toronto Founding College
The University College’s existing website was not mobile-friendly, and the content was outdated.
We ran a series of tests with 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. We also ran a writing workshop to standardize content.
The visually appealing website now gives nine different teams total control over their respective sections of the site.
Robust editorial controls | 150 pages
The University of Toronto Division of Advancement
The U of T Division of Advancement needed a new alumni website that offered easy access to events, benefits, and services content for all alumni — while integrating with existing tools and an evolving brand.
Using our extensive expertise in user experience and user interface design, we built a dynamic, engaging, and visually attractive website that was easy to use.
The Division of Advancement received overwhelmingly positive feedback on the site — and since launch, visits have increased 400%.
Multiple content author workflows | 650+ pages