Creative Services

What is Cascade?

Cascade is a Web-based content management system (CMS) developed by Hannon Hill to support the creation and maintenance of Clemson University websites.

Cascade provides Web content managers who have basic to advanced knowledge of website best practices an efficient way to keep their Web content fresh from anywhere they have Internet access. It allows for timely publishing, easy updates and enhanced search-engine ranking, and helps with Section 508 compliance. Sites created in Cascade are published to the University's main Web server.

An easy-to-use website best practices manual can be found at You can also download a pdf of the Creative Services Cascade tutorial or visit our Web services blog.

Clemson University employees who are the Responsible University Official (RUO) for a public website at can work with Creative Services to get their websites migrated to Cascade. Please see our Services home page for detailed descriptions of packages offered.

For larger sites with multiple users, top-level RUOs can request access for those users. There is a limit of one UserID per person needing access and limits for total new users per site. RUOs, please see our Cascade Requests page for more information.