The Swiss Army Knife of Page Types


Content contributors want freedom to be creative, flexibility to vary layouts and content types, and lots of options—all on the same page. They want a content management system that lets them focus on creating effective content right now, not one that makes them wait while a developer builds yet another variation on the basic page template.

The Advanced Page that Elliance built for The Catholic University of America's website is the Swiss Army knife that enabled the university's content team to build 31 distinctive new websites within a common design system.

Nik Mihalick, tech lead at Elliance, will explain how you can build your own Advanced Page. Bart Pollock, director of web content at Catholic University, will show how easy it is to use this tool to build various kinds of pages, cut rope, open beer bottles, and tighten screws. Or at least one of those things.


Bart Pollock

Bart Pollock

Director of Web Content
The Catholic University of America
https://www.cua.edu/

Bart Pollock is a former newspaper editor in Syracuse, N.Y., who was involved in the transition from print-only to online-first publishing. He is now the director of web content at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Nik Mihalick

Nik Mihalick

Senior Web Developer
Elliance
www.elliance.com

Nik Mihalick, senior web developer at Elliance, has 10 years of experience building software for the web. He has worked in all phases of the development process, including planning, project management, programming, and client support. Nik blends good software practices with user empathy to deliver products that are well crafted and easy to use. He has a talent for making technical information easy to understand and has given presentations at EduWeb, Refresh Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Techfest and NodePgh Meetup.