- Steve Burrows - 16 May 2019, 11:24
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It has been a great start to 2019. Okay, so 2019 started five months ago but it has flown by.
We have been working with our partners Manifesto and Acquia on a rather sizeable project to replace the University website. We are starting from scratch. A blank page. Lots of blank pages, in fact. New content, new designs, new code, new processes. New everything. I even bought some new pencils…
Our partners turned out to be smart, personable, and extremely well-organised people. Everything is planned and executed like we’re in the military. In a good way, I mean. We don’t have to salute on the daily stand-up video calls every morning or anything like that.
For more information about our project and our partners read this: Introducing our new CMS platform and partners
This has certainly been an intense project.
However, we can look back with pride on what has been achieved between the various teams working together across design and development in a matter of months:
- a new design system with over 30 components, each with multiple variations and responsive states
- a pattern library full of accessible, mobile-friendly components and templates
- full integration with a new Drupal-powered website that will allow content editors to easily select templates and drop components into a page
This post is a breakdown of what’s been keeping the coffee flowing and our pixels pushed so far this year.