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January 2013

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...

Importing Events from

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 6:46pm

Have you checked out Stanford's Event Calendar at It has featured events, events from departments and student groups, and events by subject or type. It's a great place to find out what's happening around campus...

Need to Sort a View in a Specific Order?

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:44pm

Often we run into a common problem where clients want to have their Staff listed in a particular order not just ascending or descending alphabetically. We can easily solve this using a great module called Draggable Views. I love using...

Sites Superstar: Mike Widner's Blog

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 1:51pm

Mike Widner, Academic Technology Specialist in the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, hosts his personal blog on Stanford Sites. He has integrated a wide variety of interesting technologies, including the d3.js library, a Twitter...

Source Sans Pro adds support for small caps

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Friday, January 18, 2013 - 9:54am

Source Sans Pro, a webfont created by Adobe that is now part of Stanford's identity guidelines for digital media, now has support for small caps. Read...

Our One-Week Sprint Process

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 1:31pm

Sprint week planning board

Our small team in Stanford Web Services tackles projects of all sizes...

Using Box to House Online Documents

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 4:53pm

One of the needs that we frequently encounter on campus while building sites is linking to forms and documents like pdfs from within text areas like the body field in Drupal. Note: I've updated this blog post to reflect the newest version of Box as of 9/24/2014.


Criteria for Adding New Modules to Stanford Sites

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 12:36pm

As a centrally-supported service, Stanford Sites is designed to have a robust yet limited set of modules available to site owners. This ensures the service can be tested and upgraded as needed. Though Stanford Sites does not accommodate the direct installation of modules by site...

Stanford Events Importer 7.x-2.x

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 3:14pm

In November, 2012, SWS released a stable beta version of the Stanford Events Importer for...

Creating Proportional Typography Using Webfonts on Sites

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Monday, January 7, 2013 - 5:17pm

It's a great time to be a web designer, as we have this explosion of web fonts at our finger tips. Tools such as Google Web Fonts make these available for free, and integrating them is easy on your site, even on...