University of Technology Sydney |Drupal Integration


The University of Technology, Sydney is one of Australia’s leading universities, serving over 37,000 students across over 240 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. UTS has a distinct model of learning, strong research performance and a leading reputation for engagement with industry and the professions. UTS is based in Sydney.

Having developed a Drupal based website at www.uts.edu.au, UTS needed to develop a mobile theme to optimize the experience for site visitors on a wide range of mobile devices.

Technocrat was engaged to deliver a fully mobile Drupal theme for the UTS website using a responsive grid. All of the current Desktop site content and assets needed to fit within the theme and work across their widely diverse mobile set - complying with strictly defined designs.

 

 

The Challenge

UTS had chosen to retain their existing HTML structure and markup and focus only on redeveloping the CSS and Javascript. UTS also have a large audience with a diverse range of device segmentation and technical limitations. This required the design team to consider and test on as many phones and browsers as possible within the limited timeline of 5 weeks.

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The Solution

Following on from project delivery Technocrat worked with UTS to roll out device detection so that mobile and tablet visitors to the site are presented with the correct version of the site.

The Results

This project required Technocrat to deliver a mobile solution on an existing Drupal platform that was in ongoing development by another vendor. The solution succeeded to deliver the outcomes required by UTS in collaboration with the existing vendor.

The project was delivered within the 5 week timeframe specified.