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Nov 4 – 8, 2019
Adelaide Convention Centre
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ATLAS Public Web Site: Evolution of design and content to Drupal 8

Nov 5, 2019, 5:00 PM
Riverbank R1 (Adelaide Convention Centre)

Riverbank R1

Adelaide Convention Centre

Oral Track 8 – Collaboration, Education, Training and Outreach Track 8 – Collaboration, Education, Training and Outreach


Steven Goldfarb (University of Melbourne (AU))


Four years after deployment of our public web site using the Drupal 7 content management system, the ATLAS Education and Outreach group is in the process of migrating to the new CERN Drupal 8 infrastructure. We present lessons learned from the development, usage and evolution of the original web site, and how the choice of technology helped to shape and reinforce our communication strategy. We then discuss tactics for the migration to Drupal 8, including our choice to use the CERN Override theme. This theme was developed by the CERN web team to support clients like ATLAS to develop web sites in the relatively complex and non-intuitive environment of Drupal. Furthermore, CERN has encouraged usage of this theme to mitigate support and ease future migration. We present the effects this choice has had on the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of the new site.

Keywords: Outreach, Education, Web, Development, Drupal

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Primary authors

Katarina Anthony (Universita degli Studi di Udine (IT)) Steven Goldfarb (University of Melbourne (AU)) Sascha Mehlhase (Ludwig Maximilians Universitat (DE)) Clara Nellist (Georg August Universitaet Goettingen (DE))

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