Unicorn required a base template design for their SkillsServe LMS platform. The base SkillsServe template and setup is known as the reference site.
The reference site design built upon the advances in design and implementation previously used for the CII ASSESS SkillsServe LMS. A notable feature was having portlets/tiles set as collapsed to give it a Windows 8 style front end.
The benefits were a cleaner look and less daunting to the user on their initial visit. Previously having all the portlets expanded created a long scrolling page with a information overload. This flexible compact view empowered the user to be able to show and hide information when they needed it.
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