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Fork it! The benefits of sharing features at SWS

Anna Watt Posted by Anna Watt on Monday, November 26, 2018 - 4:40pm

Let’s say you want to make a cake but you don’t have a lot of time to make one from scratch. You already have a box of cake mix ready to go but this box is for chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. But you really wanted one with dark-chocolate ganache frosting...

Lessons Learned from 2+ Years of Using Behat

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 10:39am

At the 2017 Stanford Drupal Camp, I facilitated a conversation about "Lessons Learned from 2+ Years Using Behat".


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Investing in the Future: How our team takes the time to innovate for campus

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Friday, October 7, 2016 - 11:45am

One of the challenges we at Stanford Web Services face as both a software development group as well as a client-facing web design team is finding time to create new and innovative tools for campus amidst client projects. Most of the time we are heads down, working with clients to...

JSE Quick Strike or: How We Launched a New Stanford School of Engineering Website in 10 Weeks

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,...

Cardinal at Work: Lessons Learned from Launching a Supersite

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...

Improving your business operations with a CRM

Jamie Posted by Jamie C. Tsui on Friday, February 12, 2016 - 12:25pm

Stanford Web Services serves a diverse set of clients throughout Stanford University, ranging as large as schools to as small as individual labs. With over 200 active or completed website projects, and an average of 18 new project inquiries per month, we needed to...

Granular Feature Development

Shea McKinney Posted by Shea Ross McKinney on Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 12:19pm

Creating a Drupal Feature is easy. Creating a Drupal Feature that everyone can use is really hard.


Features, as in the Features module, allows you to very easily export something that you have created in a...

Transparency in Product Development

Jamie Posted by Jamie C. Tsui on Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 2:05pm
 

While Stanford Web Services can be seen as a service provider, often involved with custom projects and closely working with clients, one of our core offerings is also our Jumpstart product. With any product offering company, as adoption and usage of the...

Thoughts on Design and Agile

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 8:00am

Over the past three years, I have been the sole designer with Stanford Web Services. I like to think that I’ve levelled up the rest of the team to embody user experience best practices and approaches to everything we do, though the reality is that I’ve had to wear many...

5 Useful Google Analytics Standard Reports To Check Out For Your Website

Posted by Joe Knox on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 10:05am

You can do a lot to improve the performance and user experience across your site by making use of your Google Analytics account. In this post, we'll cover five valuable standard reports that you can view for your site right now.


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