Website CMS

We currently use Jadu CMS as our content management system for our main website, and will use this as a default for any new initiative requiring a content-only web presence . This is because;

  • the existing web estate is already large and creating further sites generates a technical overhead;
  • the Council brand/identity is well established, and the design meets accessibility requirements
  • the site is covered by existing support arrangements
  • information can be maintained and extended by Council, with staff training in using the CMS

We use a custom-made responsive template for our subsites that can be adapted to be branded or unbranded. You can see examples of this in use for Go Ultra Low Oxford and Oxford Town Hall.

Other Content Management Systems

Only where there are strong reasons not to use our main website will we look to create websites in other content management systems

We want to promote the use of open source CMS where we can, and so prefer any single-purpose microsites to be built in;

  • Drupal 7; or
  • Wordpress

To make sure these can be taken on and supported after development we require developers to;