University of Virginia Darden Ideas to Action

Engineering a Drupal 8 Site

The Challenge

Migrate the Darden School of Business’s Ideas to Action website from Wordpress to Drupal, greatly enhancing content usability and performance.


Our Approach

Translate design into Twig, Drupal’s templating language, enabling dynamic templates and maximum flexibility for content creators.

The Results

Both average site session duration and email submission rate have increased since the launch of the site that positions Darden as business thought leaders on a global scale.


Dynamic Templating in Twig

Darden School of Business sought to redesign and rebuild its web properties in Drupal 8. Partnering closely with peer agency Viget on design, we consulted throughout the design process and engineered the new site experience.

ITA site on all devices

Integrating Viget’s front end code into Drupal, which involves taking their static templates and translating them into Twig, Drupal’s templating language, we were able to create templates that were dynamic with changing content. Then, we worked to configure the Drupal backend to pass data in the proper format and output pages properly on the frontend.

Savas is a strong Drupal partner. The end result was an easily customizable, powerful CMS that worked well from day one.

Kelly Kenny

VP, Client Services, Viget (Partner Agency)

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