The WWW NextGen Project: Modernizing CU-Boulder's Web Services

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The WWW NextGen project was kicked off in the Spring of 2011 and is the modernization of the entire campus-wide web technology infrastructure, the CU-Boulder website, and the web development services offered to campus departments. 

Key points of the project are:

  • The new infrastructure has a continuum of web resources that significantly increase our infrastructure performance and functionality to handle our 30,000,000 web page views each month. 
  • The new website represents the first phase in a large-scale overhaul of the university’s website infrastructure, which will greatly enhance the quality, consistency and efficiency of CU-Boulder websites and web applications across the campus. The previous infrastructure dated back to 1998.
  • The next phases in the project involve custom, enterprise-class on-campus hosting for websites and applications and a "common good" website development environment that will enable the campus to build and maintain consistent, state-of-the-art CU-Boulder websites without specific expertise in web programming and development.
  • We will be implementing a campus-wide content management platform services using the Drupal open source platform. The university website is built in Drupal and we will be developing a suite of new web services for departments using the Drupal content management platform. 

Learn More about the New Website Features and Drupal

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Learn More about the Web Technology Infrastructure

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This project is being done in partnership between University Communications and the Office of Information Technology Services and promises enhanced functionality and performances for web services to the campus.

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