TECHNOLOGY    Umbraco, .NET, SQL Server, Windows Server, Bootstrap, jQuery

CATEGORY       Content management system


Our client is the University of Pitesti, established in 1991, with a staff of over 700 and approximately 12,000 students each year.

The Natural Science Department of the Faculty of Sciences, Physical Education and Informatics publishes an open-access peer-reviewed international journal, Current Trends in Natural Sciences (CTNS).

CTNS publishes articles in: biology, ecology and environmental protection, soil science, land measurements and land improvements, horticulture (fruit growing, viticulture, vegetable growing, floriculture), articles that promote the findings of interdisciplinary research in natural sciences. The Journal also aims to facilitate and enhance communication across all the sub-disciplines of the natural sciences.


Before our collaboration, all of the articles were being uploaded to a section of the University’s website, so it wasn’t easy to access or promote, it wasn’t searchable or optimized for search engines.

Our client needed a modern, responsive website, optimized for search engines, that would help promote Current Trends in Natural Sciences on an international level. They also needed 2 microsites within the main website, one dedicated to the “Current Trends in Natural Sciences” Scientific Conference and the other one dedicated to the Romanian Pteridology Association.


We started with visual identity by designing their new logo and a template for the journal’s cover.


We recommended a flexible and high-performing Content Management System, UMBRACO, that would also make it easy for our client to manage their website themselves in the future.

The main benefits from opting for this platform are:

  •  user friendliness
  •  SEO friendliness
  •  enhanced security
  •  responsive interfaces
  •  an active community that offers support
  •  built for speed
  •  further development of the CMS
  •  helps build friendly URLs
  •  its many add-on modules allow for high degree of customization
  •  enables a search engine for our client’s website

If you need a .NET CMS, Umbraco is an excellent choice! Websites built in Umbraco are SEO-friendly, fast, mobile responsive, secure and are easy to update & edit. Let's talk about how our Umbraco experts can help you!

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The website’s main features

 Modern, responsive homepage, that highlights the journal’s identity and the latest issue

 The possibility to update a previous journal issues and enable the website’s users to access and download them hassle-free, thanks to their chronological and topic category classification

 Powerful built-in search engine that enables users to search all journal issues and the entire website for keywords related to the topic that they’re interested in

 Authors can now easily submit their articles and related media through a dedicated online form


 Dedicated consultancy  and a complete, integrated solution, that covered everything they needed, from the technical aspects to their visual identity

 High-performing hosting with a daily backup process and recovery plan set in place

 Improved performance following the best Google Page Speed guidelines

 Automated 24/7 server health monitoring using the Pingdom monitoring tool

 Having all of their content uploaded for them

 SEO: on-site optimization


Roweb was a great choice for creating an academic website for the Current Trends in Natural Sciences journal by University of Pitesti. The cooperation and communication with the team at Roweb continuously contributed to the improvement of the website's content and functionalities. We definitely recommend them for academic and scientific websites!

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Associate Professor Dr. Monica POPESCU
Editor in Chief, Current Trends in Natural Sciences Journal
University of Pitesti, Romania