Council of Graduate Schools

Graduate School Association Engages Bluetext for Website Design and Development w/AMS Integration

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For six decades, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has been the national voice for the graduate dean community. CGS is the only national organization in the United States that is dedicated solely to the advancement of graduate education and research. CGS accomplishes its mission through advocacy in the policy arena, innovative research, and the development and dissemination of best practices. CGS also acts as a convening authority, organizing major events that bring together graduate deans and other stakeholders to discuss and take action on a broad range of issues affecting graduate education today.

Bluetext was tasked with taking CGS’ existing brand guidelines and extending them into a new website that integrated with a new Association Management System (AMS). Specific areas of focus were creating a more intuitive navigation system (previously it was a mixture of a top and side nav), integrating with their new AMS, Altai, and fitting varied content into components that looked and felt consistent across the site.

Our team integrated a custom dot pattern art system throughout the new CGS website. This art represents CGS’s work as a connector and network of many different individuals within the graduate education space. One of the most important of our engagement with CGS was implementing a new navigation system on the website. Previously, they were using both a top navigation and a sidebar navigation menu on many pages. We were able to consolidate everything into one overhead menu and limit the amount of over-specification in the menu.

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Graduate School Association Engages Bluetext for Website Design and Development w/AMS Integration

Council of Graduate Schools

Graduate School Association Engages Bluetext for Website Design and Development w/AMS Integration

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Education Association Website

Design & Development

Bluetext was tasked with taking CGS’ existing brand guidelines and extending them into a new website that integrated with a new Association Management System (AMS). Specific areas of focus were creating a more intuitive navigation system (previously it was a mixture of a top and side nav), integrating with their new AMS, Altai, and fitting varied content into components that looked and felt consistent across the site.

Our team integrated a custom dot pattern art system throughout the new CGS website. This art represents CGS’s work as a connector and network of many different individuals within the graduate education space.

“Bluetext was a great technical partner, going above and beyond to not only deliver an exceptional end-product in our new website but tireless customer service throughout the engagement. The team made all complex integrations, including the AMS, truly effortless.”

 

IT Director, CGS

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