Discover IU’s official web framework

Whether you’re building your first website or refreshing an existing site, adopting the IU web framework makes a lot of sense.

The framework was developed through a partnership between University Information Technology Services (UITS), University Communications and Marketing (UCM), and representatives from regional campuses. It marries advanced technology with beautiful aesthetics and built-in branding.

And because it runs on the Cascade CMS Web Content Management System (WCMS) that many IU websites have relied on for years, it’s easy to build rich, beautiful content using tools you’re already familiar with.

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.

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