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University Web Redesign Project

A New .EDU

We have reimagined our 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.

Awards and Recognition

Boise State was recently honored with the Gold Best of CASE VIII Award for our website redesign and infrastructure project with an Opportunity and Inclusion Endorsement for efforts to set a new standard for accessibility across the platform, and a Silver W3 Award from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

Case Gold Award Seal
W3 Silver Award Seal

Search: Your Key to

No longer will you need to sift through bloated mega-menus or long indexes to find what you’re looking for. Our new state-of-the art search tool utilizes machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve relevance over time by analyzing search patterns and adjusting rankings accordingly. Because no machine is perfect, we also will listen to your feedback and consistently optimize our content so that you can find the relevant information you need intuitively, quickly and easily.

User-Centered Design

Whether you call it usability, interaction design, user experience or design thinking it’s all about designing a system that is intuitive and easy to use. Whether you’re a student, alumni, faculty, staff, donor or friend of the university, we considered your needs first and foremost.


Our website needs to be available and accessible to everyone regardless of disability or device used to access the website. This redesign represents a large step forward in our ongoing efforts that give members of the public and members of the university community full access to information on our site.

Recently, the WebAIM Million Report found zero accessibility errors on the Boise State homepage, placing it in the Top 1% of the top 1,000,000 homepages analyzed.

A Content-Based Approach

From our new advanced publishing tools based on WordPress, to dynamic data and user-generated social media, content and media take center stage as we endeavor to provide you with the most up-to-date, relevant information when you need it.

Desktop to Mobile and Everything in Between

We know our site needs to perform well on mobile devices, tablets and desktop machines. By considering the opportunities and challenges of each device we strive to deliver a seamless user experience no matter which device you choose.

The Project: Two Paths Converge

At Boise State we don’t shy away from change. Our can-do attitude is part of everything we do. That’s why 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 world-class cloud-based infrastructure, and with digital design and development agency Modern Tribe for a feature-rich, state-of-the-art web system. With the launch of the new website both projects have now joined together seamlessly.

A Process, Not an Event

With the launch of the university homepage, today marks an important step in the process of moving all university websites to the new system. In the coming days, weeks and months we will be working to migrate thousands of pages into the new site. Because our work is never done, we also will continue to add features and improvements as we go.

Thank You!

I would like to thank our vendor partners, Modern Tribe, Siteimprove, and Cludo, for collaborating with us to solve difficult problems and for bringing expertise, skill and creativity to each challenge.

I owe a sincere debt of gratitude to our Boise State project team who brought years of experience, skillfulness and countless hours of hard work and dedication to bring this vision to a reality. Your willingness to take on the tough challenges of this project, and your commitment to excellence has not gone unnoticed.

Thank you,
Teri Williams, Director of Web Strategy