BrownSite Demo

This is the start of your BrownSite; let's begin.

BrownSites has been designed to be easier to update and to take advantage of best practices in web design.  We created sections and pages in the left navigation to get you started.  The naming, order, and hierarchy (called the site's information architecture) is designed to be consistent across departments and increase search result when users search for your pages.

What is BrownSites?

BrownSites is new and different from prior Brown University websites and templates. BrownSites:

  • is Web-based.  You don't need special software, it works with any web browser.
  • Looks and Feels like the new Brown University website.
  • allows for use of Multimedia. Just drop the URL of your video/slideshow anywhere into the body of your page.
  • pulls in Calendar Events from
  • shares News with an optional news feed: let users subscribe to your news.
  • has Public & Draft modes: preview changes instantly, publish when ready.
  • tracks Page Revisions. Revert back to a previous page versions easily.
  • has Roles for Reviewers, Contributors, and Editors. Make colleagues "Contributors" to draft content, "Reviewers" to see drafted content, or "Editors" to publish updates.
  • core files are Upgraded and Maintained regularly by the WebServices team. No need to upgrade software, WebServices does it!
  • gains New Features regularly. As WebServices rolls out new widgets, modules, and features, they'll be available to sites.
  • has Flexibility and Robustness to Customize. You can contract WebServices to add online directories, resources, applications, slideshows, and almost anything you can dream up to your site.

This homepage

Edit this homepage to remove the text and use this space to describe your department, center, organization, or initiative.  Keep the description shorter than your left navigation.  If it needs to be longer, create a link to a page in your about section.