Revitalizing a challenged university project: A story of resilience and success


  • Education


  • Sitefinity Consulting,
  • Sitefinity Development,
  • Sitefinity Go Live Assistance


The project for a big university in Abu Dhabi using Sitefinity was in a state of failure following the departure of the previous partner. The project faced issues related to RSS feeds, responsive design, program finders, navigation, and overall stability.


Our team took on the challenge of turning the project around, leveraging our expertise as a Sitefinity Delivery Partner. We conducted a comprehensive analysis of the existing issues and implemented a series of strategic solutions to enhance the project's performance and ensure its success.


  • Issue Identification and Resolution:

    We identified and resolved issues with the RSS feeds, including language encoding problems and incorrect rendering of feed items.

  • Responsive Design:

    We undertook efforts to make the website fully responsive, addressing issues related to font rendering, layout inconsistencies, and search problems on different devices.

  • Helping prospective students

    We revamped the program finder functionality, making it more user-friendly and ensuring that keywords in search results link to external content.

  • Navigation Improvements:

    We refined the navigation structure of the website, addressing problems with clickable areas, menu links, and page transitions.

  • URL Redirects and Rewrites:

    We investigated and resolved issues related to URL redirects not working, and implemented rewrite rules to enhance the overall URL structure.

  • Quality Assurance and Testing:

    We conducted rigorous testing on various devices and browsers to ensure consistent performance and responsiveness throughout the website.

  • Collaboration and Communication:

    We maintained open communication with stakeholders, including regular calls with key personnel to provide updates and gather feedback.

  • Deployment and Support:

    We successfully deployed the optimized website, monitored its performance, and provided ongoing support to address any post-launch issues.