Web Services

Featured Project

The Department of Microbiology was placed in the Web Services Team queue in the Fall of 2012. The department opted to have their site redesigned using the Franklin Drupal theme, a theme that is being used on many sites with the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, including Classics, Comparative Literature, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Institute for African Studies, Philosophy, the Institute for Women's Studies, UGA en España, and Cellular Biology.

This theme has been designed to have a flexible layout for many different unit needs and a number of included Drupal modules for added functionality. The Web Services Team created an icon for the Microbiology department in collaboration with the department, which is part of the department's branding. For more information regarding the Franklin Drupal theme, please contact  lblais@uga.edu.

  • Web Design

    The Web has become a place where Franklin units and organizations first present a face to the world. New admissions, presenters, visiting faculty, collaborative researchers, alumni, and a host of other publics determine where they want to devote their time and resources by seeing how units present themselves. The Web provides a way for units to let people know what's happening in their departments, centers, institutes, and programs, so that the world at large can experience the variety of research and education taking place in the Franklin College. Find out how the Web Team can help you design a usable and visually interesting web design.

  • Web Applications

    The Web has moved beyond the display of static information, and many users expect an interactive and dynamic experience when visiting websites. Franklin units often have the need for more complex applications to meet this expectation and to provide a more up-to-the-minute display of data. The Franklin Web Team can provide development services for creating interactive, database-driven applications for Franklin units. Some of the applications developed by the team are used by one or two units, while others, such as SARA and Course Evaluations are used by multiple units across the college. Find out how the Web Team can help you develop an interactive application to suit your needs.

Notes from the Web Team

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

In early October, the Web Services team at Franklin OIT completed the redesign of the Department of Philosophy's website, continuing the gradual transition to the Drupal content management system (CMS). Using Drupal, the Philosophy website will provide a powerful and flexible platform for keeping current and prospective faculty, staff, and students informed of activities within the Philosophy department.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Franklin College Office of Information Technology, in coordination with the departments of Classics and Comparative Literature, released new departmental websites for the Fall 2012 semester. These new websites are built upon the latest stable version of the Drupal content management system. Drupal is an open-source platform for managing the content and appearance of websites, with a large community of users and developers.

This platform is extremely flexible and extensible, allowing Franklin College to provide customized functionality for sites in Franklin units. There are already Franklin websites built on Drupal, such as Chemistry, Statistics, Sociology, Classics and Comparative Literature are using not only an updated Drupal core, but a new theme designed especially for Franklin sites. The current Franklin theme, used on each of these sites, has a number of features to help departments more effectively provide content to their users.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

As a response to a recent incident involving an exposure of sensitive information, EITS is currently migrating sites hosted on their webhosting service to a newer hosting platform. All administrators of sites wishing to be migrated have been asked to complete a number of steps, including a request for the site to be migrated. Find out more about how to migrate your site in this story.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences is on Twitter! News and information from the oldest, largest and most academically diverse college at the University of Georgia. Follow UGAFranklin!

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia has been redesigned with a new look this semester. The new design, undertaken by the Web Services Team, sports not only an updated look and feel, but also has been reorganized to allow students, faculty, alumni, and other audiences to find information quickly and easily. Visit the Web Services Team to see screenshots of the new site, which is the current Featured Site.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Franklin College Web Services Team maintains a number of sites across the college. If you would like to request a web update for your website, this article provides some tips on making your request to the team. These tips will help us more quickly and correctly respond to your request.