Sitecore Updates

Web Team Supports Site Refreshes

Using the launch of the redesigned SMU homepage as a catalyst, OIT is moving forward with the largest update to the SMU web experience in years. The Web Team is working with multiple areas to launch new sites and features in the coming months.

SMU Meadows (2021)Starting with the Meadows School of the Arts, the Web Team is collaborating with the marketers to provide a fresh set of templates and features needed by Meadows to permit them to create their site in the new brand. As one of the initial users of the new SMU web brand in Sitecore years ago, their web presence was limited by the features available at that time. The team is striving to provide a mobile-friendly experience that is attractive to both current and future Mustangs, as well as alumni. One day, these features could appear on your Sitecore site.

The team is also working to develop a fresh Research site that will help promote research at SMU for external audiences. Since the new SMU templates are still in development, the site will utilize the current sitecore templates for ease of use while editing until the 2021 SMU look is finalized.

Once these major sites are launched, the Web Team will be reviewing and prioritizing the next sites to take advantage of the new Sitecore templates within their areas. For the latest updates to these projects and others, please see the OIT Current Projects page.

Need Web Support?

Web SupportJust a reminder to check out OIT’s Web Support Portal at Here you will find a wealth of information on web editing, hosting, migration services, development, and analytics. The site is designed to be your one-stop shop for all things web at SMU.

Of course, if you have any questions or concerns about Sitecore, feel free to contact the IT Help Desk at or 214-768-HELP (4357).



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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist & Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For over 25 years, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through multiple roles with the Digital Commons, SMU STAR Program, and now OIT. Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family in his free time.