Technological benefits of using the IU web framework
The IU web framework can work equally well whether you have a full-fledged IT team at your back or you have a staff of one. While a web developer must request the framework and launch your site, you don’t need any programming, HTML, or CSS skills to create beautiful web pages. And all the functionality you need is built in.
Sites built in the IU Framework are fully responsive. That means your site will “respond” to any size screen—scaling and rearranging items to look good on any viewing space.
A future-proof web solution
Because UITS and IU Communications maintain the framework, you will benefit from automatic updates intended to fix bugs. So when the online landscape changes, your website will evolve right along with it—without any additional work landing on your plate.
How automatic updates work
When you request your site, you’ll be subscribed to a framework listserv. UITS will perform all necessary updates, then email you via the listserv to inform you about the changes made. In most cases, there will be nothing you need to do.
Accessible by default
The IU web framework is designed to conform to web accessibility levels required by the university. When you start creating your site, you’ll be building on a solidly accessible foundation—so as long as you enter accessible content, that’s all you need to worry about.Learn how to create accessible web content