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Designing for Archivability

photo of Nicholas Taylor Posted by Nicholas Taylor on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:56am

Web archives are a great way to reference or recover deprecated site content. You can help to ensure that old versions of your website will be faithfully preserved by designing for archivability.

A brief self-introduction

Regular visitors to the...

Module of the Day: Stanford MetaTag NoBots - Hide your site from search engines!

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Monday, October 13, 2014 - 9:00am

When we launch a site at Stanford Web Services, we open the doors and roll out the red carpet for the search engines to index the site. However, before launch we like to keep the content under wraps and ask the search engines not to index the site. To do this, we use a module...

Styling on Sites: Header Image Fun

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Monday, September 29, 2014 - 8:00am

Recently a couple of clients wanted to add a background banner image to their site.  This is a great option for a site that is more text heavy.  With the administrator role, you can use CSS injector to make your site look unique.

The instructions listed here refer to...

Getting Started on Sites: Remove Users Account Privileges

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 8:47am

Let's say your co-worker left Stanford or the grad student working on your website is no longer here. I'll walk you through the steps to either remove their editing privileges or cancel their account.

After logging in the your website, navigate to the People...

Troubleshooting the Field Group 7.x-1.4 Update

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 7:11am

In July, 2014, the Field Group module was updated from 7.x-1.1 to 7.x-1.4 on Stanford Sites. This update has the potential to cause issues with CSS, as certain types of markup were removed from the HTML output of the page.


Using Display Suite to provide field-level permissions

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Monday, July 28, 2014 - 8:00am

Have you ever wanted to show only selected information on a content type to anonymous users and more information to authenticated users? It turns out that you can use Display Suite to provide field-level permissions for an entity.

In this post we'll show you an example...

Cherry Picking - Small Git lesson

Shea McKinney Posted by Shea Ross McKinney on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 9:56am

Small commits allow for big wins.

Something that I have been using a lot lately is GIT's cherry-pick command. I find the command very useful, and it saves me bunches of time. Here is a quick lesson on what it does and an example use case.


Module of the Day: Path Redirect Import

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:02am

Today we're going take a look at the Path Redirect Import module, which lets you import redirects in bulk into your Drupal site.

All of the modules described in this post are available on...

Writing for the Web #6: Freeing your content from HTML tables used for layout

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 8:00am

A long while ago I wrote a post about working with Google Docs to prep and remove old formatting from content, which was serving me well, but I recently encountered a site that my old methods weren't helping. The site used table cells for creating layouts within content and...

Getting Started on Sites: How to Add a Google Map to your Website - Updated

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Monday, July 7, 2014 - 1:54pm

Google is always improving!  So, here's an update to my last post on how to add a Google map to your website.

Many websites have a "Contact" or "Directions...


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