Carnegie Mellon University


Marketing & Communications with Computing Services

March 20, 2017

Next Steps in Transition to New Web Design


Thanks to so many of you who joined us on March 15 to talk about transitioning more than 200 sites in the CMS from v4 (the old design) to v5 (the new design). We value your cooperation and input, and we’re eager to put these new templates to work on your sites. Here’s some important information from the meeting:

Make your selection before April 17: All site owners will decide between 1) Manual Rebuild: Starting your site from scratch with the new design or 2) Auto-Migration: Keeping your current site's content while moving into the new design. Once you’ve determined your path by April 17, notify us: 

Missed the session? For those of you who couldn’t join us, we had planned to record the session. Due to technical difficulties, we didn’t capture the audio, but we’ve made the slides and notes available for you to review. We also added a section of questions and answers from the meeting:

Start preparing now. These checklists will help you to think about the steps involved with moving your site to v5 (the new design). After you make your decision on manual versus auto-migration, download the checklist. Manual rebuild: and Auto-migration:

Have questions about transitioning to the new design? If you saw the presentation and still have questions about the transition and/or the new design, let us know: Note: this form isn’t used for help/support, only general questions about the presentation, migration or the new design.

In April, we’ll be publishing a brand new site that includes how-tos, best-practices and upcoming workshops. Stay tuned to the CMS-announce mailing list to receive all communications regarding the CMS and encourage others in your department to subscribe if they work in the CMS.

We’re making good progress on our goal of creating a cohesive CMU web presence and we couldn’t do it without all of you. Thanks for your collaboration and support! 

Amanda Berneburg

Amanda Berneburg
Director, Online Strategy
Carnegie Mellon University
Marketing & Communications
412.268.7203 (office)