A Complete, Customized Drupal

Quickstart is a complete, customized version of the popular Drupal content management system, not an add-on to an existing Drupal-based web site. Previously, to start a new Drupal site, you would prepare a web server and database and then download the Drupal core software from drupal.org and install it.

This would produce a minimally functional web site with no content, which you could then customize by adding themes and modules to fit it to your needs.

Increasingly, however, you can download Drupal distributions, which not only contain the core, but also complete sets of additions to make it almost immediately useful for a particular purpose, such as an online storefront.

Quickstart is a combination of Drupal 7 core, plus many additional features and modules specific to the University of Arizona. Quickstart also comes pre-packaged with demo content that you can modify or delete for your convenience.

Featuring Arizona Bootstrap

Quickstart uses a custom, University of Arizona branded version of Bootstrap - a mobile first HTML, CSS, and Javascript framework. We are continuously working to make Quickstart accessibleflexible, and highly customizable.

Built by Arizona Digital

A team of web-focused volunteers known as Arizona Digital meets weekly to build and test products like Arizona Bootstrap and Quickstart.

  • Request an invite to the Friday Arizona Digital meetings by subscribing to the UA Digital listserv
  • Join the Arizona Digital discussions on Slack
  • Submit pull requests on GitHub

Questions, bugs, or suggestions can also be emailed to brand@email.arizona.edu

Arizona Bootstrap

Arizona Bootstrap is the University of Arizona's flavor of Bootstrap (aka "Twitter Bootstrap"), a popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.

The Arizona Bootstrap example page is an introduction of how a site leveraging the framework looks and feels. Change your browser size or look at the page on multiple devices to get a sense of the responsive design.

Arizona Bootstrap provides a portion of the frontend styles found within Arizona Quickstart.

Using Arizona Bootstrap

Want to use Arizona Bootstrap on a new project or apply the framework to an existing site? Point your technical team to the Arizona Bootstrap documentation.

Improving Arizona Bootstrap

Any release of Arizona Bootstrap (including the initial 1.0.0-alpha1 release) is tested and ready to use. But improvements to the framework are in everyone's best interest. A team of web-focused volunteers known as Arizona Digital meets weekly to build and test products like Arizona Bootstrap and Arizona Quickstart. 

Arizona Sites

Arizona Sites are fully-developed Drupal sites managed by Campus Web Services, offering the ability to quickly deliver professionally designed customizable websites that require minimal to no development expertise.

Building off of the Arizona Digital framework, Arizona Sites is the next generation of Site-in-a-Box offering, providing a platform for campus to create Drupal sites that are more robust and flexible enough to meet the various needs of department and college websites. 

Arizona Sites include:

  • Continuous delivery of Quickstart
  • High-performance hosting
  • Automated maintenance
  • Support team


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We are excited to partner with you to advance the Arizona brand, purpose and values.