Compass pilot phase: An update

In early April, VCU Technology Services and University Relations launched the pilot phase of Compass, the university web framework. As we outlined in a previous post, starting off in a pilot phase gives us the opportunity to: Test and debug Get feedback Create documentation Develop a solid launch plan The first version of Compass will […]

Accordion panel plugin changes

The second plugin to receive an update to Compass’ design language and functionality is the widely used “Accordion panel” plugin. Here’s what you can expect: CSS/HTML structural changes New features in functionality, such as group context, expand/collapse all toggles, advanced keyboard navigation, and more Visual changes Old styling Historically, this plugin has taken its design […]

Plugins system to adopt Compass

Over the coming months, Web Services will begin updating the T4 plugins system so select components align with Compass, the university’s new web framework. This update will impact the styling and functionality of specific components used throughout VCU’s websites. Web Services chose to move forward with this implementation plan to demonstrate our commitment to and […]

Why we’re launching Compass in a pilot phase

Compass, VCU’s recently announced web framework, will pilot on select university sites over the next several months. We understand that many in the greater web community may be wondering why our team is launching the framework in a pilot phase, so we wanted to share our reasons. Read more.

Introducing Compass – The University Web Framework

VCU Technology Services and University Relations are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Compass – The University Web Framework, a cross-unit initiative intended to streamline VCU website builds. Read more.

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