The university website wasn't a priority for the university for quite some time. Only modest changes were made from the time it was created in 2001. In 2011, Information Technology and University Relations began to collaborate, argue, and shake things up. My team and I were brought in to help make some positive changes. There were so many competing voices and vested interests, our first attempt (above) was overly complex. However, improvement was an ongoing effort.
The site served for several years. However, mobile browsers were changing things fast. The university now had full-time web personnel, including web analysts. We needed a way to iterate quickly and respond to these analytics. We opted to use a Bootstrap framework as it was already set up for responsive browser design. Our CMS had improved it capabilities as well. Using this new technology, Jeff Dunster created a PageBuilder application for our site. It allows webmasters to build pages with pre-designed components. I consulted on and designed components for several years during this process. Once it was nearly complete, I used the PageBuilder components to make the current BYU-Idaho homepage as it stands today. It's responsive and easy to change at a moments notice. Analytics have been added to measure user activity.