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School of Education, University of California Davis

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Why does this website deserve to win?: 

The School of Education at UC Davis educates the teachers of tomorrow and provides professional development, and a wide range or programs for the teachers of today. This comprehensive site provides information on just about everything we do. The information architecture is unparalleled considering the amount of information that's presented here.

This site embodies what a "Content Management System" can and should be able to do. The back-end (shown in the second screenshot) has been extensively built-up to allow for content creators to easily create and repurpose content as carousel slides, blocks, and cross-link to people and other pages throughout the site.

Website Launch Date: 
Friday, September 16, 2011
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This site contains a rediculous amount of information and it is all very well organized. Every node on this whole site is all one content type. Javascript is used to show and hide fields according to content "type", which is actually just a taxonomy term, and "advanced mode" can bring back all the fields. This method allows for easy conversion of a node from one type to another, which is often a problem for content creators who don't know what they're doing. Another taxonomy vocabulary is used for the navigation. Nodes can be tagged to any of the navigation terms and that's where the node will appear on the site. Node reference fields allow for cross-linking pages and profiles (which are also nodes). As shown in the second screenshot, it's really the content-creator interface that makes this site so fantastic.
Owner's name: 
University of California Davis - School of Education
Development Company: 
Digital Deployment
Digital Deployment, Inc is a highly collaborative website development company serving institutions, associations and nonprofits worldwide. Digital Deployment is headquartered in Downtown Sacramento, California. It has been privately owned and debt-free since its inception in 2004. Today, Digital Deployment manages over 275 websites of institutions, non-profits, and associations across the United States.