Web Framework Spring 2022 update
What this means
Once the update is applied to a Framework site, the site will look visually similar to a website created with the Rivet design system. The site header and footer will appear similar to the Rivet header and footer, and chunks will be updated to better align with Rivet.
What this doesn’t mean
No new components or functionality will be added with this update. Some chunks may look different, but they will function the same.
Why we’re making this change
Rivet 2 is an update to IU’s design system that closely aligns with the IU brand’s visual language. It will eventually replace the Web Style Guide as IU’s official guide for building branded websites in HTML.
By adopting the visual styles of Rivet 2 while keeping the underlying architecture of the Web Framework, we’re providing longevity to sites currently using the Web Framework without forcing them to migrate content to a new architecture. As Rivet 2 is used more widely for apps and sites across IU, those styles will become more familiar to our users, which improves usability.
The update will be applied by changing the path to CSS and JS to point to a new 3.3.x version of the assets. Detailed documentation will be provided for applying the update.
Once updated, a site should be thoroughly reviewed, especially if it contains customizations or additions to the Web Framework. Custom CSS will not be altered by this update, but unintended side effects may result from conflicting styles.