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Boise State brings home gold CASE award for web redesign

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Boise State University has received a gold award in 2020 Best of CASE VIII for the Boise State institutional web redesign and infrastructure project.

The website project reimagined the university’s web presence from the ground up — from a fresh new look that captures the boldness and energy of Boise State, to an infrastructure that provides a solid, yet flexible foundation that prepares us for the future. Special attention was paid to search function, user-centered design, accessibility, adaptability to mobile, and a site that puts content and media at center stage.

Boise State’s Office of Communications and Marketing partnered with Boise State’s Office of Information Technology to build a robust migration system and a cloud-based infrastructure, and with digital design and development agency Modern Tribe for a feature-rich, state-of-the-art web system.

In addition to the Gold Award, Boise State received an Opportunity and Inclusion Endorsement for efforts to set a new standard for accessibility across the platform. Inclusion through accessibility is a guiding principle that starts with people and runs through strategy, design, development and ongoing maintenance of the site.

The awards were announced at the CASE District VIII conference in Seattle Jan. 30. The CASE District VIII celebrates exemplary achievement in the field of advancement by member institutions, and recognizes the best accomplishments of advancement professionals and education leaders on behalf of their institutions. Learn more about the CASE awards.

The Boise State website also received a silver W³ Award. According to the W³ website, the W³ Award  “celebrates digital excellence by honoring outstanding websites, web marketing, video, mobile sites/apps and social content created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers and creators worldwide.” The W³ is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from media, advertising and marketing firms.