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Working with Content in Drupal: an introduction to design, accessibility, and SEO

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 2:56pm

About a month back now at Drupal Camp, I presented on best practices for formatting your content for the web in the context of Drupal. Highlights included: what well-structured content is, why we care about it and how to make it in Drupal, with special focus on the CKEditor WYSIWYG (what you see...

Getting Started on Sites: How to Add Images to Your Content

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Friday, March 22, 2013 - 11:32am

Welcome back! This is the fourth blog post in a series on how to create a Drupal 7 personal website using Stanford Sites....

Staging Content for Websites: Google Docs & Clean HTML

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 11:02am

While working on websites, we at Stanford Web Services have found that inventorying and rewriting your content so that you're ready to put it into your newly-delivered (but relatively empty) website is one of the toughest parts of migrating to...

Getting Started on Sites: How to Attach Documents to Your Content

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Friday, March 15, 2013 - 9:00am

Welcome back!  This is the third blog post in a series on how to create a Drupal 7 personal website using Stanford Sites....

Less is More

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 5:17pm

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When it comes to reaching your readers, less is more. When you are adding blocks and content to your site, ask yourself, "Does this help my...

Getting Started on Sites: Configuring Your Personal Drupal Site

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Friday, March 8, 2013 - 9:00am

This is the second post in a series on creating your personal Drupal 7 site using Stanford Sites, a free service provided by Stanford Web Services.  In the...

Expository Sketch is the New RFP

a face for radio Posted by Zach Chandler on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 9:56am

At SWS, I have developed an improved method for vendor selection over “traditional RFP”, but it can take a little explaining—to clients and vendors alike—as to why it’s better, and why its worth the time investment.


Why change?  To be honest, a couple of years ago we were pretty happy...

Getting Started on Sites: How to Request a Personal Drupal Site

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Friday, March 1, 2013 - 9:00am

This blog post is the first in a series on setting up your personal Drupal site on Stanford Sites.


The Stanford Sites Drupal hosting service is a free service for the Stanford community that provides centrally-maintained and...

Menu Tricks #1: Improve Site Navigation with Menu Blocks Module

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 2:59pm

The main menu in Drupal is a very powerful tool when partnered with the right modules and configurations.  The menu can be used to automate URLs, build breadcrumbs and create secondary navigation.  


In this post, I'll be walking through a module that can help you use...

Things to ask before starting a website project

Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Monday, January 28, 2013 - 5:11pm

In my role as manager for Stanford Web Services, I'm often the first on our team to meet with faculty and staff who are interested in building a new website. Our team helps to support the Drupal 7 CMS "Stanford Sites" as a self-service tool, and we also...

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