Web CMS Resources

What is CMS?

CMS stands for Content Management System, a collection of tools designed to allow the creation, modification, organization and removal of information from a Web site. The Content Management System used by The University of Scranton is Hannon Hill's Cascade Server.

Beginning in the fall of 2008, the University redesigned its website as part of a Web-CMS conversion project. Conversion of University of Scranton websites was done in phases. Projects were chosen through an evaluation and selection process through the Committee on University Image and Promotion (CUIP) with input from Deans of the four colleges and the Office of Admissions.

Summer 2013: Responsive Website

In the summer of 2013, the University will be introducing a responsive web design across its full site.

Responsive web design allows the layout to change according to the screen size of the user’s device. Flexible Web design is proportional from the smallest to the largest device, without those proportions straining. After widths or heights hit a certain point the design then changes style sheets to alter content availability, layout structure, and more. This approach of designing once for all devices (desktops, large screens, tablets and mobile phones) is a more efficient way to maintain and future-proof higher ed websites.

Learn more about our responsive design project: what responsive design is, why we are going responsive, and tips for CMS users relative to this initiative.