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Request new responsive site

Digital Publishing has created a tool that migrates your legacy website and converts it to a responsive website, one that uses responsive templates and components

  • Users MUST have training in the responsive templates in order to request a new site.
  • When requesting a new site, provide the web address that will eventually go live.
  • To avoid future renaming issues, do not include "test", "dev" or other temporary labels in your requests.
  • If you request a site name that is currently in our development environment, we will notify you and request it be deleted before your new development site is created.
  • All new websites are created in the CQ/AEM development environment -, opens in new window.

  • Dev is the working environment made available to Ryerson employees to design and build new websites (or redesign existing sites).

  • The development environment simulates the production environment (as closely as possible).

  • Content authors can build new sites using all available templates, components and features.

  • All updates and customizations that are available in production are made available for use in the development environment.

  • Users can activate content and provide a unique development URL for approvers to review content before it goes live.

  • If you are planning a major site change or redesign, this work should be done in development.  

  • Once a site is completed in development, it is moved to the production environment -, opens in new window and activated.

  • Once the site is moved, authors will modify, create and activate content in production, not in dev.

As per AODA requirements, all Ryerson websites and web content (including uploaded files such as Word, PDF, PPT, etc.) must adhere to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0, external link, opens in new window) by January 2021. 

Websites containing accessibility issues may risk having there site activation delayed. Otherwise, issues must be remediated as soon as possible after activation.

Making your website accessible means removing barriers to ensure all visitors have equal access to information. In addition to being inclusive, there are some aspects of web accessibility that can complement search engine optimization (SEO). For more information, please read Accessibility & SEO.

If you have any questions or would like some support, please contact Adam Chaboryk, IT accessibility specialist.

The Ryerson University domain and its subdomains are reserved for all Ryerson University online initiatives and activities.   

To request a subdomain, please use this Subdomain Request Form, opens in new window  (CCS website).   

When making the request, be sure to indicate the business case for the subdomain and where the subdomain should resolve (usually a domain or IP address). The request must be accompanied by written approval by your director or Dean.

Requestor information

 I confirm that my department's Chair, Dean, Director or Manager has approved this website request.

Website information


Site name text will appear in your site header.

Important: Personal and student websites are not available within CQ/AEM.

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