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Creating a Menu Position Rule Programatically

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 9:03am

The Menu Position module provides a powerful way for Drupal to create "virtual" menu items, and provides a graphical user interface to...

Writing for the Web #2: Titles and Headings

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 9:17am

Titles and Headings are some of the most critical content on your website. They are content landmarks that readers use to navigate your page.


This blog post will give you some tips for how to write great page titles and headings so that users will quickly find what they...

Imagery 101: Image accessibility

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 9:05am

Welcome to Imagery 101! Last time we looked at how to prepare your image for the web. In this post, we'll...

Module of the Day: Module Filter

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 9:23am

Today we're highlighting a very simple but useful module, Module Filter. This module makes the module overview page at admin/modules much more user friendly by grouping modules into categories, and mimicking...

Imagery 101: Preparing your image for the web

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Monday, September 16, 2013 - 9:00am

Welcome to Imagery 101! Last time we looked at how to choose the right image to support your site's...

How to Create a Good Help Request

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Monday, September 9, 2013 - 9:03am

Getting accurate and timely help starts with crafting a good help request. Here are a few tips that you can use.


As part of IT Services, Stanford Web Services provides support for the Stanford Sites hosting platform. Unfortunately,...

Imagery 101: Choosing the RIGHT image for your webpage

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Monday, August 26, 2013 - 9:17am

In the last post in this new series on imagery, I reviewed things to consider when choosing a great image for...

Tuning for Performance

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Friday, August 23, 2013 - 9:47am

What's better, fast or slow? That's right. Fast. There are a couple of ways you can tune the performance of your Drupal site to decrease page load times. Below are two simple things you can do today.


Drupal Core Performance Settings


  1. Go to...

Importing Courses from ExploreCourses

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 8:21am

Do you have courses on ExploreCourses that you’d like to appear on your site? Are you adding these courses by hand every term? If so, check out the Stanford Courses module.  


This module,...

Imagery 101: How to Choose Great Images

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Monday, August 5, 2013 - 9:17am

Choosing great images for your website can be tricky business. In this new series, I'll explain some things to consider when you're selecting and editing images for use on your website. Today, I'm going share...

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