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Aalto.fi site structure

This page will help you get to know the aalto.fi platform and its features.

This tutorial introduces the website structure. The content has been organised into hubs.

Creating hubs is mentioned in this video, however, creating them is reserved for the project team and only created after careful consideration.

Content structure

The aalto.fi digital communications platform is simpler than before and contains the different platforms – Inside, Into, Saha, Research & Art, People and more – in the same environment. Users can access all Aalto information through hubs.

To improve the user experience, information is free from hierarchies. All content exists in the cloud and can be accessed through several ways. One way to access content is through the main navigational hubs on the site.

Navigation and Search

The hubs help you navigate around the site to find the information you are looking for. Each hub focuses on a specific topic and its user groups. The front page, for example, is a hub along with the main topics at the top of the page.

The search tool guides you quickly to the information you are after. All information is targeted to certain audiences, that can be either internal or both internal and external ones. The search tool is further improved as new technologies come up.

Responsive and user-centred design

From the usability perspective, the new site was designed with mobile-first in mind. All pages, tools and components were then adapted to desktop. Thinking mobile-first is important when creating content. Many users visit the aalto.fi site by using small devices, so the content needs to be provided in a concise enough way.

Need more Drupal instructions?

Our Beginner's guide to Drupal is an excellent place to start learning what Drupal and aalto.fi are all about and how content is created and edited. Below you can also find the link to all of our video tutorials. Note that some of them may be a bit out of date.

All Drupal instructions in the Services hub

Illustration that shows how aalto.fi is built on independent hubs and pages and doesn't have a hierarchy.

Beginner's guide to Drupal

This guide is a portal to instructional content for new editors at aalto.fi.

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Video tutorials: aalto.fi

Aalto.fi tutorials on one page. Learn, e.g. how to create an article, event, how to utilise tagging, and what are liftups.

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