CWS and Web Communications rolled out the latest theme in the Brand family. This is a great step in creating a consistent user experience that reaches from the OSU home page to every department and program.
The theme is called Standard, and it closely mimics the home page. It has an embedded rotating story feature that allows departments to display one or more feature stories, articles or marketing pieces right on their front page. There are regions for news and calendars, and rotating sidebar content that can appear throughout the site.
The College of Veterinary Medicine is the first user of the new theme, and their redesigned site looks fantastic. Their communications team put a ton of hard work into getting the most out of this theme and making the site a model of how it can be used. The design matches the top tier, but there’s no mistaking that it’s the CVM’s site.
We’ll be continuing to enhance the Standard theme by adding new features and customization options. Refer to the themes section of the brand book for more details, and look for more sites to switch to Standard in the near future. If you have a Drupal site in Dev or Production, you’ve already got the theme installed. Have fun!