Web Communications for Units

Our team has created more than 350 sites currently hosted at Pitt. While units manage routine content updates through the content management system (CMS), our team provides technical support and content/strategy guidance on more complex updates.

We routinely work with units to establish and manage sites reaching both external and internal audiences. While we do not maintain content for most units, we strive to build sites that offer compelling design, user-friendly content management, and an intuitive and rewarding user experience.

A complete reorganization of this site made it easier for visitors to find its most popular sections based on services (employee resources, health benefits, retirement benefits, etc.) and audience (new and current employees, students, retirees). Special features include a Stay Connected with Us page with links to social media and transportation resources.

This hub for future medical professionals required a face lift. The newly launched site now reflects the school’s impressive legacy and will benefit any of the school’s future partnerships and attract support.

The launch of the new Honors College Web site was an important goal for new Dean Brian Primack. The site was built using one of the Pitt-themed templates along with new pictures art-directed and photographed by our team in November. The site has helped to streamline content and give a fresh face to a college enjoying exciting new endeavors.

The school completely revamped its website with a fresh design and new content architecture. It is one of the largest websites at Pitt, featuring six departments and over 35 individual programs. This was a challenging project because each department and program section on the site operates as a mini-website with unique functionality and custom permissions.

Extensively updated in summer 2017 as Kathleen Blee became dean, this site serves as a portal to the school’s 45 departments and programs and for its primary audiences (prospective students, undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni). Special features include a virtual tour, a school-specific diversity page, and a link to the Dietrich School’s e-newsletter, which our team also produced.

The Department of Mathematics was ready to overhaul its old site for something more clean, streamlined, and easy to update. With more than 50 pages and several unique content types, Mathematics is one of the larger and more intricate sites we have developed for the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

With an accreditation review coming up, Physics and Astronomy needed to update and upgrade its site ASAP. In a reduced time frame, Web Services migrated the department's site content into a more intuitive and responsive structure, launching just in time for a successful review.

In partnership with Othot, the University will host a conference showcasing how analytics will inform enrollment, retention, and student outcomes. The conference is expected to attract about 100 participants from 60 universities. The site, along with related e-mail communications, will offer promotion, registration, and programming information.

The department wanted a redesigned website that provided a compelling and modern interface for users, including prospective students. Extensive attention was paid to developing a structure that allows users to sort and filter faculty by their professional classification, regional field of study, and research clusters. Like our other sites, this one incorporates a new back-end content management system and is responsive on a variety of mobile devices.

We updated this University Communications-created site with more modern photos, and strengthened its Graduate and French sections to support the department’s plan for recruiting students from France.