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Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Friday, August 21, 2015 - 10:30am

Card sorting is a powerful, hands-on tool that we at Stanford Web Services use for helping content creators iron out either the information architecture of their site (meaning the big buckets of their navigation) or to develop categories for their content. 

Recently, we used card sorting to develop a secondary sidebar navigation of "Related Content" that crossed the main navigation of a website, and these are my takeaways.

a face for radio Posted by Zach Chandler on Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 8:00am

Service Design is an emerging practice area that can transform organizations, and create immense value. Stanford Web Services has already begun to introduce Service Design into the way that they develop services for the University. We should all think about more ways to put it into practice.

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Monday, July 20, 2015 - 6:10am

University IT will perform maintenance on all websites on the Stanford Sites Drupal hosting service on the following dates:

  • Friday, July 24th, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: personal sites hosted on

  • Saturday, July 25th, from 4 a.m. - 8 a.m.: group and department sites hosted on

  • Sunday, July 26th, from 4 a.m. - 8 a.m.: group and department sites hosted on

These changes are significant and include updating Drupal core to the latest release, security-related module upgrades, new modules, and theme updates for both Drupal 6 and 7 sites. See below for a complete list of updated and new modules.

Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Monday, July 6, 2015 - 6:08pm

The relatively quiet summer quarter is underway at Stanford, and many folks are in the process of updating their websites for the coming academic year. Stanford is offering excellent new training opportunities to learn about essential tools, including Drupal, for website owners! There are courses to interest everyone, and now's the time to sign up.

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Friday, June 26, 2015 - 9:05am

A simple task: list all the users on a site, optionally filtering by role or by status. Difficulty: using drush.

I had searched around a bit for this functionality and my Google-fu had failed me, so I decided to build off of work that already had been done and write a drush user-list command. (The internal monologue went something like this: "Is this a thing? It doesn't look like this is a thing. This should be a thing. Why is this not a thing? Let's make this a thing.")