IIM Releases Drupal 8 Jump Start Websites

IIM team member Eric Rasmussen as led the development of the University's new Jump Start websites.
IIM team member Eric Rasmussen as led the development of the University's new Jump Start websites.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty, staff and students can now build easy-to-use university websites that utilize a new and improved Content Management System (CMS).

ITS Internet and Interactive Media has developed Jump Start sites on the Drupal 8 platform for users wanting to maintain sites without the need for web-coding experience.

Jump Start sites will make building a university-branded site easier than ever with better configuration from startup, the ability to use developed content bands with no HTML coding, a new WYSIWYG editor and automatic updates to the UNLedu Web Framework. With the ease of use and simple configuration, the Jump Start sites will be ideal for small departments, events and labs, said Eric Rasmussen, content management systems developer and service manager.

"For larger departments that have their own web developer and require greater access to configuration, we'll continue to offer sites under the classic model as Drupal 8 Platform sites." Rasmussen said. "These sites will still have access to the shared configuration, including bands and settings, developed for Jump Start sites."

The Platform sites will be available June 14. A Demo of the migration process will occur at the University's Web Developer Network (WDN) meeting June 13 at 2 p.m. in the City Union.