We achieved all objectives through very detailed and thoughtful information architecture, putting the target audience and content contributors at the center of the user experience requirements.
We implemented SharePoint’s publishing infrastructure and group-based permissions to allow easy adding and removing of content administrators and a single administrator handling publishing of finalised and vetted content.
The term store was used to tag pages, which web parts consume automatically to display related articles, blog posts, events, and theme experts. This provides a central point for managing tags and top navigation, and fully automates the related content streams to allow content contributors to focus on content rather than page configuration.
Image Renditions were used in SharePoint to ensure images are loaded at the correct resolution rather than putting extra weight on content contributors to provide images in the correct formats and dimensions.
We built the site using as much well-documented frameworks as possible, to ensure Universities UK can easily extend the application if they chose to do so, without the need for heavy documentation or additional consultant cost.