Updates to the University website footer
We are making some changes to the footer information that appears on every University web page published by EdWeb. In this post we’ll outline what’s changing and why.
This update is coming because we’re changing the way the University homepage is managed, as part of the final group of switch overs from the old CMS, Polopoly, to the new EdWeb CMS service.
In Polopoly, the University homepage has been managed completely separately from all other homepages. That’s how Communications and Marketing (who manage it) have been able to adopt different approaches to homepage layout unavailable to everyone else.
One aspect of this is the footer (the bottom-most element containing the accessibility and privacy statements, amongst other things) where the University homepage contains more information than every other page.
With EdWeb, the University homepage will be managed with the same CMS template as all other homepages, so we need to harmonise what is presented in the footer across the whole site. So as part of an upcoming batch of enhancements, we will amend the footer to include the University’s charitable status and a link to information about our highest profile affiliations.
The new footer will look something like this:
This change will have no impact on the presentation of of subsite banners which continue to be in the control of the website manager.