Recent FYIs Part 2 – UT QuickSites Service Eases Website Creation and Support on Campus

Posted on: August 26, 2016

This week’s post is the second in a series focusing on interesting and useful FYIs. FYIs are educational forums sponsored by Information Technology Services (ITS) for the IT community and others on campus who have an interest in learning more about IT@UT. Here are highlights from a recent FYI.

New UT QuickSites Service

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, marked the official launch of the new UT QuickSites service, a website service created to assist campus-wide organizations in building public-facing websites that are content-rich, mobile-responsive, and comply with accessibility requirements and University web policies. Paul Grotevant, Lead IT Manager, and Christina Konstantinidou, Project Manager, both in ITS Applications, contributed to the FYI presentation.

The new service was created in response to requests from University Communications leadership, IT Governance, and the Drupal community on campus. It achieves a number of important goals including lowering the barrier to website creation for content editors with little technical skills, increasing UT brand consistency, reducing web development costs and making technical support and maintenance more affordable and efficient. This service is offered to the UT community at three levels – Personal, Professional, and Business – and charges correlate to how many page views the site receives in a month. UT QuickSites primary customers are non-technical personnel in Colleges, Schools and Units to support marketing, communications, and other website needs.

Please take a look at some early adopter websites created using UT QuickSites:

Kudos to Paul Grotevant, Joe Goodman, Polo Reynaga, Jana Tate, and Kara Nicholas for creating the new CIO website.

You can view FYI presentations and learn about past and future FYI topics on the FYI Homepage. The slides from the presentations can also be downloaded.  It is worth spending time on the FYI site. Guaranteed you’ll be impressed at what is going on with IT@UT and learn something new!