The George Washington University

GW utilizes Drupal as its core content management system within the university. As such, Daymuse works with the university to provide implementation, expertise, and support on a variety of Drupal-based projects. The university also utilizes tools like MediaWiki and Wordpress along with Daymuse's related services.

The George Washington University is a private, coeducational comprehensive university located in Washington, D.C. in the United States. The university was chartered by an Act of Congress on February 9, 1821, as The Columbian College in the District of Columbia.

Daymuse Studios has worked with GWU since 2009.

You'll find a list of projects below which our partnership with the university has produced over the years.

Migrating from Sharepoint to Drupal 7 with GW Law School

The George Washington University's GW Law School is Migrating to Drupal 7

We've been working with the GW Law School to convert their existing ASP.NET-based Sharepoint public website to an open source solution. The decision was made to utilize the Drupal 7 Content Management System. The DC-based Law School wanted to reduce their Microsoft dependency while simultaneously coming inline with the Drupal community that exists at GWU.

Let's Move the Planet Forward

Converting Wordpress 3 to Drupal 7

Organizational Overview

Planet Forward is a multimedia project that brings expert, student and citizen stakeholders together to identify, elevate and reward innovative ideas in the sustainability arena. This is done through a website that blends editorial content with user-generated content, a series of innovation salons and summits and a weekly television presence on Bloomberg TV.

Web Video Initiative at ESIA with HTML5-powered Mobile Video Player

The Elliott School of International Affairs Wants to Stream Modern Video

The Elliott School of International Affairs was interested in finding a team that could leverage an existing brand and design to support an HTML5-based streaming video rollout, the Web Video Initiative. The project would utilize Drupal to manage the media content. Some of the video would be hosted and streamed locally while other video would stream through YouTube or Vimeo. No matter the video source, the player would need to properly handle mobile use and brand consistently.

Migrating FaceTheFactsUSA from Django to Drupal

Content Migration, Theme Development, and Functional Implementation within Drupal 7

We worked in a partnership with the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences along with the School of Media and Public Affairs of The George Washington University on an internal news/facts program. This program, Face the Facts USA, produces frequent factual information with rich media to "get the message out".

Delivers provocative facts about big issues to help Americans debunk myths, hold better conversations, get involved, and make choices as smarter citizens.

Bring Drupal 7 to The School of Medicine and Health Sciences at GWU

Reimplement an Existing Brand Across Thousands of Pages and Dozens of Subsites

Daymuse has had a long, fruitful partnership with The George Washington University. Recently, we created a modern HTML5-based front-end for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) at GW to utilize for their various web projects. Eventually, the decision was made to reimplement this front-end within the context of the Drupal 7 Content Management System.

GW Science & Engineering Newsletter

"Make it compatible with nearly 30 e-mail clients"

The George Washington University Science & Engineering Complex is a new multi-hundred-million dollar complex being constructed in DC on GWU’s campus.  The upcoming programs, construction, and ideas needed to be communicated to the the greater University population and neighbors.

They needed an e-mail template that would be on brand and flexible.  The e-mail template needed to be compatible with nearly 30 different e-mail clients, it’s always surprising to people that e-mail template cross-compatability can be more difficult than browser cross-compatability!

GW Alumni & Development Mobile

"We maintain our site via Dreamweaver Templates and want a cross-compatible Mobile Site"

Alumni & Development, part of The George Washington University, was seeking a mobile version of their website.  They needed a top-to-bottom approach for design and wanted full compatibility with the major smartphones on the market.

GW Today Mobile

"This should work as both a Mobile Site and possible E-mail Template -- and it should work on major Smartphones"

GW Today, The George Washington University’s premiere news source, was seeking a mobile version of their website.  They needed a top-to-bottom approach for design and wanted full compatibility with the major smartphones on the market.

The George Washington University: Phase 2 of Universal Web Precense

"We're building a Design System for over 700,000 pages and dozens of organizations"

The George Washington University, in Washington DC, has been working to centralize their branding and design approach for the past few years.  The Universal Web Presence is a multi-million dollar initiative to do just that.  The project focuses on the eventual goal of unifying the design of the University’s some 700,000 web pages and dozens of Colleges, Divisions, and Departments.

GWU Design Review

"There's several Schools & Colleges representing different Business Units and dozens of Internal Organizations...And we need a Design System"

While GWU was undergoing a thorough change to their web presence via the Universal Web Presence initiative, the University was also undergoing a design review of their individual schools and branding.  This yielded many new design ideas, some of which have been implemented and some of which remain (and probably always will be) as concepts.  I’ve been involved with providing technical expertise for the Visual Design and Information Architecture teams as well as front-end prototyping.

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