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A new look for RUB web pages
Left takes you back to the overview, right to the details, and the menu is easy to open and close: The new central web pages of the RUB offer a user-friendliness that has long been known from the “swiping gestures” on smartphone or tablet. The website’s new look focusses on the needs of modern users and is optimized for mobile devices.
Responsive web design means maximum reading comfort for users, whether on the train, in the office or in the lecture hall.
Large parts converted
After only one year of preparation, planning and implementation, the department for Corporate Communications, on behalf of the Rectorate and in co-operation with IT Services and the department for Student Services, changed over large parts of the central webpages to the new design and navigation. These are essential:
- the redesigned and expanded university portal “About us” with the profile of the RUB, facts and figures, overview pages on teaching, academic appointment and promotion of young talents, campus development, equal opportunities, family-friendly university and transfer;
- the revised and updated research portal with the main research areas of the RUB, funding programmes, outstanding projects and individual grants;
- the portal “Study”, which is now even more geared towards the target group of prospective and current students;
- the overview of faculties and institutions of the RUB.
In a second stage, more areas will be added, including comprehensive overview pages for different target groups. Additionally, data and content will be centrally stored and maintained. Therefore, they will be available throughout the campus. All this is possible thanks to a Content Hub, that facilitates technical administration.
Start: News Portal
The redesign of RUB’s news section was the trailblazing pilot project: When the Aktuellportal was remodelled and became the News Portal in August 2016, readers caught a glimpse of the new look of RUB’s central websites. The RUB’s web team built on the experiences with the news portal and benefited from the previous work with the content management system Drupal. Thereby, the web team pushed the website towards a higher usability and a modern web design – both visually and technically. This great change is the first milestone of an ongoing process – that brings the user into focus.
The web team of the department for Corporate Communications welcomes questions, suggestions and comments by e-mail.
8 March 2018