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Howard University

Web Design and Development

Howard University Logo

Client:Howard University

Capabilities:Web Design & Development

Link:Howard University Website

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private research university comprised of 13 schools and colleges. To date, Howard has awarded more than 120,000 degrees in the arts, the sciences, and the humanities. The historic main campus sits on a hilltop in Northwest Washington, just blocks from the storied U Street and Howard Theatre. With the goal of rebuilding and revitalizing their main website, Howard University came to Carousel30 with the need for a Website Design and Development project.


Develop a Scalable System.

The challenge

Howard University needed a website that mirrored its innovative focus on research and forward-thinking approach while still honoring the past, present and future of the school. At the same time, Howard’s website also needed to be flexible enough to ensure that it would be able to expand and grow as the school’s existing programs and departments did the same. With a need for continual updates, new pages, and sections to be created, Carousel30 helped Howard revitalize their website through the Drupal Content Management System.


Optimize the Website User Experience.

The process

In implementing a Drupal multi-site configuration utilizing the Acquia Enterprise Cloud platform due to its scalability, the website was also built keeping responsiveness in mind. Knowing that the website would be visited by those on both Mobile and Desktop devices, the website featured a responsive design for mobile utility and provided a consistent user experience across smartphone, tablet and desktop devices. To ensure that Howard’s goal of honoring the school’s history and future was met, parallax animation and several other interactive elements were added to the website which paid tribute to the school’s history since its founding in 1867.


Forward-thinking and Flexible Website.

The solution

The Carousel30 Website Design & Development team created a web experience that matched the needs of the University with a vision for the future. The website’s interactive elements helped to illustrate the past, present and future of the school, and its responsiveness provided the forward-thinking, mobile-first approach the university sought after. This new website was the solution that Howard University was looking for, providing them with an information architecture system flexible to expand and grow as the University does.