The Kempten University of Applied Sciences is the only state university in the Allgäu to train academics in the scientific fields of engineering, business administration and tourism, computer science and multimedia as well as social and health care. Since its foundation in 1977, the educational institution on the edge of the Alps has been on a steady growth course.
The focus in the project was also particularly on messages that do not have pictures. That is, where the text is in the header. The implementation was based on news and event news.
The register of persons with connection to the university information system was programmed by the university itself. In2code did the code review and the integration into Git.
As a result we have introduced a subsite principle. This means that all institutions that have sufficient content will have their own main navigation. The most important pages are accessible via the top navigation. Of course, responsive web design was the focus of the design. The goal was to find a modern, responsive, barrier-free presentation. We showed courage for distances, free space and larger fonts.
The studycourse finder for TYPO3 enables people interested in studying to provide structured data for their perfect study course. Especially the study courses have their own detail page. So they are automatically displayed in the main navigation.
The technical infrastructure is based on Gitlab with a deployment based on Deployer. Here we have built in various elements of quality assurance (coding style, assembly via composer, frontend quality, style guide).
With the principles of Mobile First and Styleguide First, all elements were first implemented in the HTML prototype based on Atomic Design. After the university had tested the elements, they were only then included in the content management. Each new element was also inserted directly into a test track, so that each new version of the website could then be tested in advance using the test track.
Our content elements are built close to the core to keep up with newer TYPO3 versions in the long run. We also pay attention to an editorial-friendly implementation so that the presentation in the backend is self-explanatory.