In the time of lockdown, it’s a digital agency that should shine right? Absolutely it isn’t easy on anyone at the moment, but you gotta celebrate the wins, big and small. It was a great pleasure for AndMine this week to launch Xavier College’s new Drupal 8 website. Started pre Covid, and working with an exceptional team both sides… I know my crew can go into crunch time, it was also a blessing to work with Xavier’s Marketing and IT teams – even though we all battled zoom and hangouts microphone, video glitches and of course the standard weekend work and late nights till launch… so lockdown sort of helped there!
The project re-envisaged the user experience from the ground up and integrated into a well structured IT stack across users including student, parent, teacher, management and alumni users. The early focus was bringing the imagery of the campuses to life, and being able to capture the overwhelming presence of Xavier in real life, to the web. Check out the homepage video which is the hero of the site.
The design team also leveraged elements from the logo to develop new assets for the digital style guide integrated in the Mega Menu, Links, Content Areas and other little embellishments which tied the aesthetic together.
From a technical standpoint, Drupal8 was chosen as the CMS to accommodate the enterprise IT stack and functionality for a hierarchy of users and accessibility as well as tie into legacy platforms and APIs already well established at Xavier.
The outcome of the project has been received exceptionally well so far, and I’m super proud of the whole team involved from AndMine on this. They were pushed to on expectations on both the visual and technical front to deliver something we’d hold as a showcase in the education industry.
The site will now move into a phase 2 development alongside some powerful digital marketing hooks and user journey’s we have under the bonnet. This is where Xavier will be another huge step ahead in the education sector and digital marketing.