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Redesign of UIC Admissions & Records Website

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 1/4/11 (11:29am)

As if I didn't have enough to do over the holidays (see below), I redesigned the website template for UIC's Office of Admissions & Records.

Basically what I did was to bring the thing into compliance with the University's new top-level website which they changed at the beginning of the school year.

The holidays are always a great time to do something like this (since basically no one's looking) so you can believe I worked my butt off to get this done on time.

There's still a glitch or two -- the thing accommodates browsers back to IE6 plus it adheres to state-wide accessibility standards. It went live on Sunday at around 2am.

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2 comments

by Amanda on Fri, 1/7/11 (9:04pm)

May I ask what system your university is running? I've been trying to upgrade my LIS department's website to make it faster but so far...it's a no go!

by Leo Klein on Sat, 1/8/11 (1:00pm)

I think we run on Apache. In any case, it's not something extraordinary. For most of the site, I just put together something using Dreamweaver -- no content management systems besides that, except for specific things like our Blogs and certain complicated listings where I use Drupal.