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Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Monday, July 25, 2016 - 11:00am

(Post last updated on: 9/6/16, 10:30AM)

University IT will perform maintenance on all websites on the Stanford Sites Drupal hosting service approximately bi-weekly from July 26th through September 23rd. Details on what is included in each update window are below, and we will update this post as we have more information.

Posted by Sofie Van Creveld on Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:00am

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

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

Jamie Posted by Jamie C. Tsui on Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 1:16pm

Three days after Stanford’s commencement on June 12th this year, we quietly launched a completely new website for Stanford’s School of Engineering. From start to finish, the web project took 10 weeks. This project included new design, new feature development, content migration, and feature and browser testing. In the end, the site launched smoothly with no downtime. 

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:54pm

DrupalCon (Drupal Conference) 2016 marked the 3rd DrupalCon that I attended. With Drupal 8 released, I felt it was time to go to the conference and kick the tires.

Held in historic New Orleans, I not only learned more about Drupal 8, but I learned about the beignets, cemeteries, and handgrenades. But that’s for another story.

Brittany Cripe Posted by Brittany Cripe on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 11:02am

Creating the Cardinal at Work website was an opportunity for UHR to enhance the employee experience at Stanford. Our primary focus was consolidating and reorganizing content from 12 employee websites into a single online destination.

Now, faculty, staff and retirees can access information about benefits and rewards, career development, management, and connection opportunities in one convenient location. The site is also enhanced with features such as advanced search, a resource library, navigation by role, task and topic, and much more.

As with any large-scale initiative, getting to the finished product was no easy feat. From start to finish the process took nearly two years and more than 2,100 hours of technical and content development work to complete. Needless to say, we learned A LOT in the process and have compiled some of these “Lessons Learned” in case they may help others embarking on the website redesign journey.

So without further ado, here are some of the lessons we learned from launching a supersite.